The pathway provider, which has launched an advisory and market advisory strategy in 2022, says the center will connect ambitious Indian students with leading universities in the UK, US and Australia.
INTO has committed to setting up 10 UACs worldwide by the end of 2023, and the Indian site will join other centers in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Jakarta and Bogota.
According to INTO CEO Olivia Streatfeild, the University Access Center is “transforming” the entire study abroad experience for students.
“It brings everyone and everything together into one ecosystem to ensure students can make informed decisions and have the best enrollment experience,” she said.
“The facility is designed to be a dynamic, vibrant space where students can meet face-to-face with educational agents and university representatives and receive information and support for their academic and career success.”
Other centers planned for later this year include Bangkok, Lahore, Lagos, Almaty and Dubai.
The location is “strategically” located in Connaught Place – where SI-UK has its center as well as the British Council based nearby – and will serve students from both New Delhi and the surrounding regions.
The demand for study abroad among Indian students “continues to grow at a staggering pace”, the company added.
Indian students going abroad for higher education hit a six-year high of 750,365 in 2022, a 68% jump from the previous year, INTO noted.
“Demand for international education in India is growing at a staggering rate”
“The demand for international education in India is growing at an astounding rate. More than three million Indians went abroad for higher education between 2017 and 2022 and this is likely to accelerate further,” said Diwakar Chandiok, INTO Vice President (Recruitment) South Asia.
UAC New Delhi “will provide Indian students with unparalleled facilities to seamlessly access higher education opportunities abroad,” Chandiok continued.
And UAC will give universities an “enhanced profile in a key recruitment market”, deploying INTO-managed staff to engage students, while agents will have a direct channel to universities and support staff, designed to boost student conversion efforts.
“With our extensive network of partner universities and an experienced team of education agents, we are committed to supporting students throughout the enrollment process and beyond to achieve academic and career success,” said Chandiok.