Economy A new wave of Indian students now studying abroad Updated : January 28, 2019 11:36 AM IST The total number of Indian students overseas increased from 66,713 in 2000 to 3,01,406 in 2016, based on the analysis of data from UNESCO Institute of Statistics. However, by 2016, the share of Indian students in the US dropped to 45 percent and the UK remained stagnant at 6 percent. In other words, much of the growth in demand to study overseas was absorbed by Australia and Canada at expense of the US and the UK. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.