INDIA

50% rise in students going to UK, US universities

The number of Indian students going overseas for undergraduate and postgraduate studies is expected to increase by 50% over the next five years due to a manifold increase in their family incomes, reports the Press Trust of India.

"We see, conservatively, a 50% increase in Indian students going to the US and UK for undergrad and postgrad studies over the next five years. This is strongly supported by the growing disposal income of their families," said Rohan Pasari, co-founder and CEO of Cialfo, a Singapore-based education technology placement company.

Cialfo, co-founded by Kolkata-born Pasari and Singaporean Stanley Chia, has placed more than 90% of its students in top universities in the US and 30 top universities in the UK. Pasari noted the Indian students' strong interests in acquiring international education and experiences for placing themselves in the top range of professionals, both in India and globally. He said the 100% growth seen in Chinese students that entered universities in the US to acquire international education during the early pick up of the Chinese economy is now being seen among Indian students.
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