New Delhi: According to the data presented by the Union Education Department in the Rajya Sabha, more than 6 lakh Indian students went abroad for higher education this year. According to this data, 4,44,553 students left for higher education in 2021 and 6,46,206 students went abroad by the end of November this year.

The data shared by the ministry revealed that the number of students going abroad increased from 4,54,009 in 2017 to 5,86,337 in 2019. However, due to Corona, this number has halved. In 2020, this figure reached 2,59,655.

A majority of Indian students preferred Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom to pursue degree courses.

Dr. Ryan Pereira, Regional Officer, United States-India. Educational Foundation(USIEF) said that the US had granted visas to around 2 lakh Indian students this year.

“Many students are also preferring to study in the US because of the quality of education and the freedom to choose subjects of their choice. In 2021, 1,25,115 students from India went to the US for higher studies, according to data from the Union Ministry of External Affairs.”

The chances of graduate students from India going to the US are high. According to official data, the 10 countries that opted for higher education in 2021 were the US, Canada, the UK, Ukraine, Germany, the Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Australia and Kazakhstan.

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