The education partnering organisation, which launched an in-market counselling and advising strategy in 2022, says the centre will connect ambitious Indian students with leading universities in the UK, the US and Australia.
INTO has committed to establishing 10 UACs worldwide by the end of 2023 and the India site joins other hubs in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Jakarta and Bogota.
The University Access Centre “transforms” the whole study abroad experience for students, according to INTO CEO Olivia Streatfeild.
“It brings everyone and everything under one ecosystem to ensure students are empowered to make informed decisions and have the best enrolment experience,” she said.
“The facility is designed to be a dynamic, vibrant space where students can engage face-to-face with education agents and university representatives and access information and support for their academic and career success.”
Other centres planned for later in the year include in Bangkok, Lahore, Lagos, Almaty and Dubai.
The location is “strategically” located in Connaught Place – where SI-UK has a centre as well as the British Council being located nearby – and will cater to students both from New Delhi and the adjoining regions.
Demand for studying overseas among Indian students “continues to grow at a staggering pace”, the company added.
Indian students going abroad for higher education recorded a six-year high in 2022 at 750,365, a 68% jump compared with the previous year, INTO noted.
“The demand for international education is growing at a staggering pace in India”
“The demand for international education is growing at a staggering pace in India. More than three million Indians went to abroad for higher education between 2017 and 2022 and this is likely to accelerate further,” said Diwakar Chandiok, INTO’s vice president (Recruitment) for South Asia.
UAC New Delhi will “provide unparalleled facility to Indian students to seamlessly access higher education opportunities abroad”, Chandiok continued.
And for universities, the UAC will deliver an “enhanced profile in a crucial recruitment market”, deploy staff managed by INTO to engage students, while agents will have a direct channel to universities and to support staff which is designed to boost student conversion efforts.
“With our extensive network of partner universities and experienced team of education agents, we are committed to supporting students throughout the enrolment process and beyond for their academic and career success,” Chandiok said.