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With the prevailing conditions in the US, students are opting for higher education in Australia and Canada universities. Photo: Hrudayanand

Hyderabad: Call it Donald Trump effect or attacks on Indians, students in the city are shunning the Universities and Schools in the United States of America (USA). Every year students used make beeline to join universities in the US. According consultancies the admissions for the fall and spring semesters from the city has drastically fallen to nearly 50 per cent.

“I planned to do my masters in computer sciences from a US university and accordingly I was preparing for GRE and TOEFL. Now I have dropped my plans and I want take CAT,” said Sri Harsha Reddy, CSE student.

“The demand for US universities has come down,” said A Sreekar, MD, Global Tree.

With the prevailing conditions in the US, students are opting for higher education in Australia and Canada universities. The recent report of the Department of Education and Training of Australian Government reveals that Indian students opting for Australian varsities were on the rise.

The report says that number of Indian student rose up 8.9 per cent from 71,992 in 2015 to 78,424 in 2016. This year, the number may further shoot up as majority students prefer for Australian universities.

“Due to prevailing situations in the US, there is a boom for universities in Australian and Canada. More students prefer to join universities in Australia and Canada. Earlier 80 per cent used to go in for Australian universities but now it registered 100 per cent,”Latha of Sowrya Consultancy.

One of the reasons why students opt for Canada as the country gives away permanent resident status if stayed for five years at stretch. However, in contrast with US, the number of universities in Canada was less.

Due to work permit restrictions on the international students, admissions to the universities in UK were not up to the mark, says consultancies.

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