New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Britain, New Zealand and North America and not Australia are the favoured destinations for higher education for Indian kids and their parents.
A report in the Australian daily The Age has said that media reports about attacks on young Indians and allegations of racism in Australian suburbs have had a serious impact on an Indian education agent's potential to attract students to Australia.
According to the paper, the agents have experienced falls of up to 50 per cent in inquiries by students wanting to study at Australia's top tertiary institutions since the controversy began.
Australia's overseas student market is the country's second largest revenue earner.
Safety has been a major selling point for Australia's education industry, but that reputation has been shattered in India by the publicity about attacks on students. (ANI)