According to statistics gathered by the Study in Lithuania department, the number of Indian students studying full time in the Baltic country have increased from 37 in 2011 to 357 in 2014.
In 2015, the numbers are expected to breach the 500 mark.
The Times of India quotes Ilona Kazlauskaite, head of higher education programs unit in Lithuania saying that "Indian students are sincere, diligent and very hard working. [...] Lithuania is known worldwide for its expertise in laser technology, agricultural and medical sciences, engineering and courses in art. Indians are now among the top 5 countries as far as the origin of our international students is concerned."
Experts say that one of the reasons for Indian students looking to explore new territories for higher education is the new visa rules in UK.