With 12041 foreign students studying across its colleges and universities, Karnataka grabs the acme spot while it comes to foreign student enrollment in different educational courses in India. According to AISHE report 2017-18, as many as 46144 students have been enrolled at different levels of academic programmes across all states and Union Territories (UTs) of India.
Out the total enrollement, only Karnataka is educating over 1/3rd of the entire foreign national students. Second to Karnataka is Uttar Pradesh where 4465 foreign candidates are pursuing their education at different levels followed by Maharashtra which is house to 4306 foreign students.
With 3775, 3542 and 3542 foreign candidates, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Telangana are at fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively in terms of the states offering education to maximum foreign students in India. Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat are the UT and states with foreign student enrollment of 2266, 2092, 2017 and 1689, respectively.
This means that out of the 31 states and UTs in India, around 85 percent of the overall foreign enrolled students in India study in these 10 states only. On the other hand, rest of the 21 states and UTs have a foreign student enrollment of only 15 percent taken together.
After Haryana and Gujarat (9th and 10th), Rajasthan and Uttarakhand are the only states having foreign student enrollment of over 1000. The states/UTs offering education to foreign students ranging from 500 to 1000 include West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh. While Assam, Bihar, Goa, Sikkim, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya and Kerala are the states with enrollment ranging from 100 to 500 foreign students.
Further, the states having enrollment of 1 to 100 include Jharkhand, Puducherry, Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Out of all the states and UTs, Arunachal Pradesh has the least number of foreign student enrollment of 1.
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