With both the US and the UK clearly looking to limit the number of international students entering their shores, more students from India are looking at other countries to pursue their management studies. This was revealed by a survey conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council).
Indian students keen to pursue business education abroad are said to be affected by the restrictionist stances being adopted by the US and the UK, according to the survey.
Although the US still remains the hot favourite with students wanting to pursue full-time MBA courses there, the proportion of them preferring it has fallen to 61 percent in 2016 to 58 percent in 2009.
The number of candidates wanting to pursue MBA in Canada has risen to eight percent in 2016 from three percent in 2009. Even the number of people wanting to pursue a non-management course in Canada has risen to nine percent in 2016 from four percent in 2009.
The Mint quoted the survey as saying that of late, political events supporting limiting of immigration have considerably changed the views and plans of candidates who intend to study abroad.
The survey said that these events affect the aims of the prospective students. The findings indicate how work visas play a crucial role in decisions of Indian students choosing particular study destinations.
Thomas F. Gibbons, a dean at Northwestern University in America, recently said in an interview that the number of international students has declined in many of the US universities.
The survey said that about 72 percent of Indian students questioned said that they were eyeing countries like Canada now as they offer better opportunities for a global career.
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