Brexit might have some implications for the education sector in India. According to statistics from our Twinning Engineering Programme—offered by the International Centre for Applied Sciences, Manipal University, for those Indian students who aspire to pursue their undergraduate engineering degree (equivalent of BTech) from leading foreign universities—there is a declining trend in recent years for the UK as a study destination for undergraduate engineering studies. On the other hand, Australia and the US are gradually becoming more popular destinations.
Brexit may reverse this trend to some extent, considering the fall in the value of the pound sterling. This fall could make the UK a cheaper destination than it is right now. In fact, as far as the Twinning Engineering Programme is concerned, if students opt for universities in the UK for continuing their second leg of the programme, the overall cost of their engineering education will come down even further.
While the repercussions of the Brexit will be felt over time, it may actually help those Indian students who are planning to study in the UK right now.
Director, International Centre for Applied Sciences (ICAS), Manipal University