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The burden of education loan

Avoid over-leveraging with low job market; starting with default will hurt future loan options

Sanjay Kumar Singh 

With the cost of education rising, more students seem to prefer education loans. But, many are finding themselves without jobs, even after paying for expensive education. According to recent reports, the total education loan dues in the banking system had risen from Rs 48,382 crore to Rs 72,336 crore, a rise of 49.5 per cent, between March 2013 and December 2016. In comparison, non-performing assets in this segment was up 142 per cent, from Rs 2,615 crore to Rs 6,336 crore in the same period. Clearly, more and more students are finding it difficult to service ...

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First Published: Thu, July 20 2017. 02:26 IST
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