The number of Indian students coming to British higher education institutions showed a minor rise in 2017-18, but the recruitment of `British Indian` academics has continued to grow, reflecting expertise across disciplines: they now number 5,600. The category includes individuals who are Indian citizens as well as British citizens of Indian origin. Of the 5,600 academics in this group in 2017-18, 2,620 were Indian citizens, new figures provided to Hindustan Times by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show. The 5,600 academics now include 450 professors, 105 categorised as `other senior academic`, and 5045 employed at `other contract level`. Indian academics are among faculty staff in almost every British university, conducting research and teaching a range of subjects. The numbers have steadily gone up from 3930 in 2010-11 to 5245 in 2016-17 before again increasing in 2017-18.