Canada and Germany are becoming more popular as study destinations, although the UK remains the preferred option for Indian students. Photo by Nithya Priyan / Creative Commons
The British Council’s Richard Everitt explains the latest figures and provides some options for UK universities, based on our latest report on Indian student mobility.
'Beyond Bollywood, there is very little knowledge about the creative industries in South Asia.' Photo courtesy of Maheen Khan (designer for the Gulabo label).
What is happening in the booming creative industries in South Asia? We invited sector leaders from the region to share their knowledge with UK peers as part of last week’s South Asia Forum. The British Council’s Shreela Ghosh shares their insights.
In India, 47% of graduates are not employable in any sector of the knowledge economy, given their English language and cognitive skills. Photo by Mat Wright
With English language skills being regarded as important as IT skills in large parts of South Asia, Dr Elizabeth Erling – editor of a recent volume on English and Development: Policy, Pedagogy and Globalization – presents British Council-commissioned research on the relationship between English learning, skills development and economic gain in
The gender gap in South Asia's workforce is narrowing (photo by Trocaire under Creative Commons licence)
Dr Ruth Kattumuri, co-director of the India Observatory and Asia Research Centre at the London School of Economics, argues that young South Asians are uniquely positioned to take control of their futures, despite the region's challenges.
South Asia's universities must meet the demands of a huge youth population (photo by Satish Krishnamurthy)