UK preferred over U.S. by Indian students

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 30 July 2010, 11:28 Hrs   |    15 Comments
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UK preferred over U.S. by Indian students
Mumbai: It has emerged that UK has become the new favorite of Indian students flying abroad for higher studies. UK has upstaged U.S. as the favored destination for college campuses. Numbers suggest that more than twice number of students prefer UK over the U.S. reports Hemali Chhapia of The Times of India.

In the present year, 32,000 student visas were issued by U.S. and 57,500 by UK. While in 2009, the number of student visas issued by U.S. and UK stand at 34,000 and 27,000 respectively.

Australia, which once attracted many Indian students, has lost its charm due to the recent spate of racial attacks on Indians there.

The Council of Graduates Schools, an U.S. body, observes that there has been a decline of four percent in total enrolments among Indian graduates and 16 percent decline among newly enrolled Indians for the academic year of 2009/2010. The reason why this trend is on the rise could be that U.S. is more expensive than Europe and also there are shorter courses available outside of U.S.

The one-year business management course in UK has seen many takers in Indian students. This is followed by those wanting to pursue a post-graduate education in engineering and technology.

All said and done, U.S. still has the largest number of Indian students, over one lakh, in its university campuses.

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