Covid-19 to impact study abroad plan of 48 percent Indian students
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted decision of over 48 percent Indian students who wanted to study abroad, according to a report by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which comes out with coveted global ranking for educational institutions.
The significantly lower returns of investment in already expensive international higher education domain with further reduced chances of employability in the post Covid-19 would have a key role to play in this shift, experts at QS have pointed out.
The report titled "Indian Students' Mobility Report 2020 : Impact of Covid-19 on Higher Education Choices" has been compiled by Q'S IGAUG, which rates colleges and universities in India with complete operational control held by London's-based Q'S.
It's findings suggest that Covid-19 has impacted the decision of 48.46 percent students who aspired to study abroad in the recent past.
However, there is a large proportion of non,-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students who have reconsiderd their decision to pursue higher education outside India.