Spurt in student emigration worries Kerala

The burgeoning student emigration figures have played a crucial role in maintaining overall emigration levels in 2023, cementing fears of a prolonged brain drain.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 16, 2024 | 6:58 AMUpdatedJun 16, 2024 | 7:10 AM

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Kerala is grappling with an escalating brain drain crisis, as an unprecedented surge in student emigration is reshaping the state’s demographic and economic landscape. A report said students now make up 11.3% of all emigrants from Kerala, marking a notable trend of younger individuals, in their teens, opting to pursue education abroad.

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