Universities see steady increase in Indian students

Australia seems to be back in the reckoning for Indian students pursuing higher education, with the state of Victoria alone registering a 20% increase in student enrolment in 2014 compared to the previous year, reports the Press Trust of India.

The outbound student traffic to Australia which dipped in 2009 after the closure of bogus colleges and racial attacks, has seen a steady increase since then with the enrolment touching over 50,000 in September 2014. "In September 2014 over 50,000 Indian students enrolled across Australia, of which half (25,000) are enrolled in Victoria," said director of the Victorian Government Business Office in Bangalore, Annie Santhana.

Referring to forecasts conducted by international agencies looking at global student mobility, she said the number of students from India to Australia is projected to increase considerably every year, with some of them predicting 25-30% year-on-year growth.
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