According to a report for 454,009 students went abroad for higher studies in 2017, followed by 517, 998 in 2018 and 586, 337 in 2019. during the covid penademic the number failed by half declining to 259 ,655 in 2020.
In 2022 more number of Indian students going abroad to pursue higher education. According to data submitted by the education ministry in Parliament 754, 365 students went abroad for higher education.
The number of students going Overseas has increased by 68% more than 30 lakh Indian students went abroad for higher studies in 6 years.
The junior Education Minister was also asked, if it is a fact that the money being spent by Indian students abroad is more than the education budget of the country and if the government has any proposal to establish “International University of high standard” to save the said funds.
Responding to the part of the question, Sarkar said as of now there is no proposal to set up International University in the country.
Operation of campuses of foreign higher education institutions in India, regulations 2023 was placed in the public domain seeking feedback, suggestions comments etc from all stakeholders by January 18 2023, however this date has been extended till February 20.