According to data between 2016 and 2019 289592 students came to India on student visa but during this period only 190494 students enrolled into Indian universities. As per a statement released by MEA spokesperson the numbers vary because the enrollment count includes students who pursue graduation or even higher degrees but student visas are also given to yoga practitioners as well as school students. According to foreign students, getting a student visa for India is very easy. All they have to do is apply for a provisional student visa of six months duration from the Indian Mission abroad and once he/she gets the confirmed admission. The visa can be extended to 5 years by providing a bonafide certificate.