Indian students are confused about their travel abroad, their health security and living arrangements. They are also very concerned about employment and salary structure due to the global economy deteriorated by the lockdown. According to a survey report, 61 percent of Indian students planning to study abroad in 2020 have postponed their plans.
Quackarelli Symonds (QS), a British agency that brings out the world university rankings every year, revealed this in a survey report. According to the survey report, 61 percent of the students have decided to postpone their course of study for one year, eight percent have chosen to study in a different country and seven percent have canceled their plans altogether. .
In the survey conducted by QS, students studying abroad were asked how the Kovid crisis has affected their study plans. As of August 11, the survey had received 66,959 responses, of which 11,310 are Indians.
According to separate data on Indian students, QS reported that nearly half of the people surveyed (49 percent) planned for the postgraduate (post graduate) level (MBA, master’s degree and graduate diploma), 19 Percent people plan to study for research (master’s and PhD) during post-graduation and 29 percent want to study abroad. The rest are planning to pursue English language studies, foundation courses and vocational education and training.
Over 7,50,000 Indian students study in over 90 countries
According to the data of the Ministry of External Affairs, lakhs of students from India go abroad every year to study. According to July 2018 data, more than 7,50,000 Indian students are studying in more than 90 countries. India is second in this case after China. America, United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand are the countries where most Indian students go to study. There are also a large number of Indian faculty in foreign universities.