India’s foreign student boom: What you need to know
India is the biggest exporter of international students in the world, and it’s also one of the fastest growing.
And this year the country will see the highest number of students at international universities since 2000, according to the World Bank.
The growth in the number of foreign students in India, according the World Education Research Institute, has gone up by 70% from 2013 to 2017.
According to the latest data from the International Centre for the Study of Migration, India’s student population grew from 3.8 million to 4.4 million in that period.
There are some limitations to this data, of course.
While India has a huge student population, it’s still largely a low-skilled workforce.
And even the growth of the number at international colleges and universities has been slower than the growth in India’s domestic population.
However, it also points to a trend that will not go away.
The number of international student enrolments has been growing steadily since 2014, according TOI, with an average growth of 5% per year since the beginning of the decade.
And while the numbers have grown by an average of just 1.4% per annum since 2000 (as the report points out), there is a sharp spike in the latest academic year, when India’s universities have seen an increase of 1,200 students.
That, in turn, has made the country a magnet for students from around the world.
And there are reasons to be optimistic about the future.
While the number in India may be decreasing, the country is still a large and populous country, and the growth will only continue to accelerate.