Over 40,000 students travel to the United Kingdom every year for higher education. A recent study estimated that the hundreds of thousands of Indian students now studying abroad cost India as much as $17 billion a year in lost revenue. This prompts a discussion about how to redress the significant financial loss – not to mention talent drain, when Indians remain in foreign countries to work after completing degrees there – caused by the great number of Indians getting their education abroad.
The answer to the problems lies in more quality educational institutions to be set up in India on the lines of IIT and IIM in order to restrict the outgo of students. The silver lining on the dark cloud comes in the form of private universities such as Lovely Professional University – which is featured on the cover of this edition. The University is the largest in the country in terms of students and has earned an enviable reputation of being a premier centre of learning in India. The University that offers more than 150 programs in various disciplines also boasts of one of the most diverse student communities as students from across India and from 26 countries of the world.
When institutions such as LPU set up shop it allows the education world to breathe a sigh of relief instead of 10,000 students sprinting for a single seat. Quality educational institutions will uplift the overall educational scenario of the country, a result of which, we hope, will allow us to retain some priceless talent within the subcontinent.
In 2009, the UK overtook Australia to become the second-most important destination for Indian students. UK places "exorbitant" financial demands on Indian students and that this, coupled with other countries' growing attractiveness as well as the UK's tightening of visa regulations, will cause the UK problems in recruiting in the near future but at present they are the just behind the U.S. The United Kingdom attracts over 17 percent of all Indian students studying abroad.
The Top 25 UK Universities Survey purports to bring out the best Universities for management and technology courses to assist millions of Indian admission aspirants in developing the right opinion about the top Institutions/Universities in UK.
We hope that this issue will prove to be a comprehensive guide to aspiring students who want to go abroad for their Higher Education.