IT, Computer Sciences & Tech Focus
New Delhi is the capital and second largest city of India. Situated within the metropolis of Delhi, New Delhi is spacious with its tree-lined boulevards and solid colonial architecture. At the north edge of the new capital you could find the thriving business centre, Connaught Place, where neon advertisements for restaurants, bars and banks adorn the flat roofs and colonnaded verandas of the white buildings that circle its central park. Meanwhile, Lodi Road, skirting the new city’s southern edge, is flanked by the amazing Mughal tombs and embellished with a park full of ancient monuments.
- Rapid economic growth and financing opportunities
- Home institutions fail to meet demand
- Top source country
- English-speaking education system and traditions
Joint with China, India is the fastest growing major economy in the world at 7.5% GDP growth in 2015, expected to accelerate. Middle class is expanding and there is greater access to funding from banks. Some of them have introduced top-up schemes for educational loans in order to fill the gap caused by the exchange rate fluctuation.
India needs around 800 universities by 2020 to be able to address the educational demands of its students. Indian institutions also lack tuition quality, R&D capabilities and they are a poor source of academic research which provokes students to seek better opportunities abroad.
In 2015 India overtook China in growth in outbound students for the first time and is predicted to have the most tertiary students in the world by 2024 – 48 million. Currently, Indians represent 7,5% of the world’s mobile students.
English-language education is increasingly popular at primary level with the vast majority of private schools teaching in English and a growing number of Indian states now offering it also at public schools. Naturally, 85% of Indian students went to English-speaking countries in 2014-2015. As a result, some receiving countries like the UK develop specific measures to attract Indians. In 2015, a proposal was submitted for a new Commonwealth work visa beginning with Indian students that would allow them to work for two years after graduating from a British university.