Recent announcement from Google has made India ranked second in the number of education queries on Google. India is now in second place the search engine major said today. Before this India was ranked 8th in 2008 and US reveals a study titled ‘Students on the web’ compiled by Google India.
The study was compiled by combining Google search query patterns and an offline research conducted by TNS Australia on behalf of Google India. More than 60 percent of Indian students those who have access to Internet, use it as their first preference to research for information related to educational courses and institutes, revealed by the study.
Google India Vice President and Managing Director Rajan Anandan said that “With over 60 million Internet user population in India being in age group of 18-35, educational related search queries are exploding on Google. Our core objective behind compiling this study was to understand the impact Internet is having on this young population with regard to education related decision making by the students,” .