A new English language teaching company in India that is targeting Indian nationals who need to improve their language proficiency has been taken aback by the scale of demand and also the fact that overseas nationals in India are enrolling.
A UK-wide campaign to send 5,000 UK students a year to India over the next five years has been announced by Greg Clark, UK Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, while visiting Delhi last week for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry HE summit.
According to the Institute of International Education the number of international students in the US has grown by an impressive 8% to reach an all-time high of 886,052 in 2013. Big gains were seen in enrolments from China and Saudi Arabia while an increase in Indian numbers has reversed a three-year decline.
Diversity is on the rise among international graduate students in the US as the third phase of the Council of Graduate Schools's International Graduate Admissions survey shows first time enrolments have risen for the fifth consecutive year despite a drop in Chinese students for the first time in a decade.
The UK’s Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced nearly 400 new scholarships for Indian university students to study in the UK during a week-long trade trip to India. He also mentioned the new Education UK alumni awards.
China and India are expected to propel growth in postgraduate student mobility over the next decade in all leading study destinations according to forecasts by the British Council. The projection also shows Asia’s dominance of enrolments will wane as tertiary-aged populations decline in the region.
UK-based Global Education Management has signed an MOU with Amity University in India in the presence of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, calling it a "significant step" as it seeks to become a key player in the country's massive upskilling endeavors. “We believe India is going to be become the 'new China' for young people to gain a cultural exchange and experience,” said GEM's Director.
Kerala’s state government is planning to establish an international higher education hub modelled after Dubai International Academic City, the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education, to help combat brain drain and attract international students from around the globe, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has announced.