Hyderabad: The number of students from Telangana planning their higher education in foreign universities continues to soar even during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a survey report, 62 per cent of students from the State were keen on studying abroad out of a sample size of 30,000.
The survey conducted by Yocket, a Mumbai-based platform for study abroad, found that many students who wanted to study abroad in 2020 but could not go due to travel restrictions and financial instability have deferred their plans for 2021.
Around 8,000 students from the State went to study abroad in 2019, followed by an increase of 17 per cent in 2020 and 62 per cent in 2021 compared to 2019, as per the survey.
Further, it stated that the US, the UK and Canada were the most popular destinations, with over 90 per cent of students going to these three countries. Australia and European countries like Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland were popular among the rest.
Computer Science is still the most popular course with about 50 per cent of students planning for it. Courses with a mix of management and technology like Management Information Systems (MIS) have also been gaining popularity in recent years, as per the survey.
Other popular courses range from Information Technology to varied engineering courses like Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.
“The pandemic could certainly slow down the study-abroad aspirants’ plans last year, but it is evidently not the case in 2021. We have witnessed an upward trend in the number of students willing to study abroad from different States with Telangana leading. Lots of students who had planned but were unable to travel in 2020 have deferred their plans to 2021 and 2022 intakes. We will definitely see a major increase in these intakes as things get better,” said Tumul Buch, co-founder, Yocket.
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