The First Wave
Late 19th Century
- Nature of migrants: Voluntary emigrants, traders, indentured labour
- Destinations: Africa, Southeast Asia, West Indies
The Second Wave
- Nature of migrants: Professionals and entrepreneurs
- Destinations: US, Europe, West Asia
The Third Wave
The biggest one, happening now
- Nature of migrants: White-collar professionals, students, diploma-holders.
- Destinations: Canada, New Zealand, Australia, USA.
Indians Living Abroad
Indians who migrated to the US in the last two years
Skilled computer professionals leaving India every year contributing to annual 'resource loss' of $2 billion
Number of Indians who migrated to New Zealand in the last three years
Number of Indians who migrated to Canada in 2002
Percentage of IIT graduates leaving India every year
Percentage of medical school graduates leaving India every year
India’s rank among countries exporting people to the US. Mexico is number 1.
India’s rank among countries exporting students to the US. 90 per cent of them never return.
Source: Ministry of External Affairs; Center for Immigration Studies, Washington, DC; Institute of International Education; International Migration Report 2002 of United Nations...