Global Jobs Attraction Pulling Indian Students Towards Foreign Universities Global Jobs Attraction Pulling Indian Students Towards FU

The number of Indian students studying in Canada has increased by a tremendous 350 percent between the year 2015-16 and 2019-20 academic years.

News Nation Bureau , Edited By : Nihar Saxena , Updated on: 03 Apr 2022, 09:44:36 AM

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International institutes are also preparing students for global jobs. (Photo Credit: News Nation)


  • The attitude of universities of countries like Canada, America and England
  • Around 18000 Indian students were studying MBBS in Ukraine
  • Tremendous growth of about 350 percent in the last five years

new Delhi:

International technical institutes, foreign universities and business schools are not only providing world class education, but these international institutions are also preparing their students for global jobs. A large number of Indian youth are also included in this. While countries like Russia, China and Australia are a big choice for Indian students for technical courses, a large number of Indian students have turned to universities in countries like Canada, America and England for work permit programs and global technical jobs. According to Canada’s Immigration Refugee and Citizenship data, the number of Indian students studying in Canada has increased by a whopping 350 percent between 2015-16 and 2019-20 academic years.

On the other hand, according to England’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data, there was a 220 percent increase in the number of Indian students enrolling in the UK. However, the number of Indian students in the US declined by 9 per cent between 2015-16 and 2019-20. Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP), America’s Optional Training Program (OPT) and the UK’s New Graduate Pathway (GR) offer positive work placement opportunities after postgraduate. There is a big attraction among Indian students regarding the global jobs and work permits provided to Indian students by Canada, USA and England. Notably, Indian students have an excellent track record in approval rates for work permit opportunities. In fact, Indian applicants for Canada’s Post Graduation Work Permit Program have seen an approval rate of over 95 percent over the past five years.

International Studies expert Karunn Kandoi said that America, England and Canada are the most popular countries for Indian students to enroll in business school and courses related to science technology engineering and map. He said that 44 per cent of Indian students in UK and 37 per cent in Canada have opted for business and management studies. Whereas the first choice of Indian students for STEM is the United States. In 2020-21, 78 percent of Indian students in the US have studied in STEM. It was the third highest rate among the top 25 countries to study in the US.

According to D Sharma, former professor of Delhi University, this foreign university not only provides better and modern academic education and international culture to its students. Also, these universities of countries like America Canada Australia are providing excellent employment opportunities to the students to maintain their attractiveness. He pointed out that India has been leading the way in global talent development over the past ten years and the trend of studying abroad remains more relevant than ever in the past two years despite the constraints caused by the pandemic.

According to Indian student Bhaskar Sharma, who has studied from a reputed business school in Canada, achieving permanent residency in that country is also a big goal for many Indian students after admission in an international university. According to Bhaskar, students sometimes find it possible to achieve their goals abroad on the basis of their merit. Especially when there is a need for special kind of technical people in one field. For example, Canada’s health sciences and skilled trades are facing a significant labor shortage, while in the UK, the information and communications sector has one of the highest vacancy rates in the country at 5.5 percent.

It is noteworthy that while Indian students are moving to countries like Canada, Australia, China and England for business studies, engineering and other technical education, Indian students have also been moving abroad for medical studies, but only recently. Thousands of such Indian students have had to pay a great price due to the Russia-Ukraine war in time. In fact, about 18000 Indian students were studying MBBS in Ukraine, but after the attack by Russia, these students had to return to India leaving the course incomplete in the middle. Pawan Chaudhary, President of Medical Technology of India, says that due to the Russo-Ukraine war, Indian students will find options to complete MBBS studies in any other country because a large number of Indian students come for medical courses from these two countries. In this situation, countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Spain, Germany, Kyrgyzstan and UK, where the cost of the course is low, can attract students.

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First Published : 03 Apr 2022, 09:44:36 AM

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