By 2020, the number of students studying abroad in India will increase by 3.5 crore students from 3.25 crore to 3.7 crore, according to the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).
The NCAER says that students from the United Kingdom, India and South Africa are among the top three international students in India, with 3.1 crore in the cohort.
In terms of work-sharing programs, the largest cohort is from South Africa, with 2.3 crore, followed by India with 2 million.
The number of Indian students studying in the United States increased by 4.4 lakh between January 2017 and March 2017, with the majority coming from the US.
In the past two years, Indian students from China have accounted for more than 50% of the work-share graduates.
The National Council for Applied Economic Analysis (NCAI) is the leading global advisory body for economic policy and economic research.
A number of countries are also making efforts to attract students from other parts of the world, with China’s government setting up an education portal in 2015 to help students of foreign countries.
It said in a statement that the number and quality of the Indian student population has been growing and it has become an important driver of economic growth.
According to the NCAI, the increase in the number is driven by the growing number of educated citizens in India.
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