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Rising Trend: Female students in India opting for overseas education in record numbers, claims expert

According to information, applications from female students have increased from a previous 20-30% to a notable 40-45% this year

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Jasleen Kaur -- June 14th 2024 05:49 PM -- Updated: June 14th 2024 05:53 PM
Rising Trend: Female students in India opting for overseas education in record numbers, claims expert

Rising Trend: Female students in India opting for overseas education in record numbers, claims expert

PTC Web Desk: In an unprecedented shift, the number of female students applying for overseas education has surged dramatically in the financial year 2024, claims Rohit Sethi, director at ESS Global, Chandigarh.

According to information, applications from female students have increased from a previous 20-30% to a notable 40-45%. "This trend signals a transformation where education, not diamonds, is becoming a woman’s best companion, with aspirations now set on international horizons," quipped Rohit Sethi.


He said a significant rise in collaboration between Indian cities across Tier I, II, and III with foreign universities and institutions was playing a crucial role in this shift. This collaboration had planted seeds of awareness in young girls, he added. 

"The data underscores a clear preference among women for studying in international schools. Women, known for their adaptability and resilience, seem to adjust more seamlessly to new environments and challenges, making them ideal candidates for international education," said Rohit Sethi.

When asked about driving forces behind the shift, he said the transformation began at home, with families increasingly embracing the idea of their daughters studying abroad. "The traditional mindset that marriage is the only path to securing a daughter’s future is being replaced by a more progressive outlook. Parents are now more open-minded and actively encourage their daughters to pursue higher education overseas," he said.

Rohit Sethi said many women recognised the superior educational opportunities available in some foreign countries. The allure of a top-notch education was strong, but it was not just about academic excellence. "Women understand that a global education can significantly enhance their career prospects. Employers highly value international experience, adaptability, and cross-cultural communication skills," he said.

He further said the rise of non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) and the accessibility of education loans—especially those that did not require collateral—had incentivised a greater number of female students from underprivileged backgrounds to consider higher education abroad.

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