Moving on up (India)

The number of Indian students going abroad for higher education study rose 256 per cent between 2000 and 2009, according to a survey by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. As reported by The Economic Times, the findings also suggest that while students from the north of the country have traditionally been more likely to travel abroad for university, increasingly students from Gujarat and the southern states are studying overseas. The study showed there had been a steady annual rise of more than 7 per cent in Indian nationals travelling overseas for a degree. More than 53,000 went abroad in 2000, rising to almost 190,000 by the end of the decade. The US has consistently been most popular with Indian students, the report found, with the UK coming a close second.

Source: Times Higher Education