Indian Student’s Mobility report 2020: Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education Choices” says that over 48 percent Indian Students who wanted to study abroad are reconsidering their decisions.he report titled “
The main reason has been attributed as fear of corona virus. Also, the lack of arrangements for travel and accommodation in foreign countries like US and UK –which are also one of the major destinations with lot of Indian Strudents — acts as barrier.
“The significantly lower return of investment in an already expensive international higher education domain coupled with further reduced chances of employability have a key role to play,” said the report.
This drastic changes in student mobility has main influence over non-STEM students. On the other hand, the report says that there is likely to be demand for STEM based professionals.
“It is no longer a mystery that global travel is a key factor in the spread of communicable disease. This is bringing a lot of change in Education world.”