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Most Popular Foreign Countries

Recently, in Indian Parliament, a Member of Parliament asked a question on how many students from India are studying in foreign countries and which country. Ministry of External Affairs provided the data here.

The data is in pdf format. I downloaded the data and converted it into a csv file. Here are some analysis & inferences about this data.

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US alone accounts for 37% of Indian students abroad. Top 4 countries, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, together accounts for more then 70% of the Indian students abroad.

North America, accounts for approx 45% of the Indian students abroad. Of these almost all of them are studying in US and Canada, with a misnicule number in Mexico, Cuba, etc.

In europe, UK has the highest number of Indian students. Bahrain tops the list in Middle eastern countries.