International Students in Indian UniversitiesVeena

  • Veena Bhalla
  • Krishnapratap B. Powar
Keywords: India, higher education, international students, source regions, gender balance, levels of education, disciplines


In the new millennium the Indian higher education system has grown two and half times in terms of both the number of universities and the number of students. In comparison the growth in international students has been anaemic. The international students are largely from Asia and Africa. In 2012-13 40% of the students were female; 80% were studying at the under-graduate level, 18% at post-graduate level and 2% were in research. The liberal arts accounted for 30% and 70% were in professional streams, the maximum number being in medicine & health care (35%) followed by engineering & technology (23%) and management (9%).

Author Biographies

Veena Bhalla

Veena Bhalla is joint secretary, International Division, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, India.

Krishnapratap B. Powar

Krishnapratap B. Powar is chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune, India.

How to Cite
Bhalla, V., & Powar, K. B. (2015). International Students in Indian UniversitiesVeena. International Higher Education, (79), 23-24.
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