According to the reports, Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka are the main destinations for the students to pursue their higher Education.
From the last ten years, a total of 37 lakh moved from one state to another to get a degree, and Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra has emerged as the major states in receiving the students from other destinations for education.
The Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal and Rajasthan are the favorite destinations for the students. Of these Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan are the main states for sources of migrants.
According to the research paper, Internal Migration for Education and Employment among Youth in India, commissioned by UN-HABITAT's Global Urban Youth Research Network, charts merely those who migrated for education.
"For example, if a family moved to Delhi as the bread-earner got a new job and the child joined a Delhi college, he or she is not included in this survey," said author S Chandrasekhar, professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
Chandrasekhar also said, in 1980's, most of the people moved for jobs and career opportunities. Now scenario has been changed.
"As far as I can see, for education, more migration happens from Andhra Pradesh to Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh to Delhi and from UP to Maharashtra," said Anil Kumar, professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
"There wasn't a Noida then, nor were the large private universities. The new IITs and IIMs were not yet up. Only recently did so many new AICTE-approved technical colleges come up," he explained.
According to the available sources, Karnataka received a number of 1.8 lakh students from other states. And around 1.1 lakh students were sent out of Uttar Pradesh.
The departure rate among young men deficient to pursue an education is higher, for 26 lakh shifted as compared to 11 lakh women. Of those, 6.2 lakh youths (or 17%) moved to a new state; 16.8 lakh shifted to another district within their home state in the last 10 years.