Indians are in every corner of the Globe, who wants to visit our corner?

In 2015 more than 20 mil­lion Indians trav­elled abroad. In the same year India’s di­a­spora pop­u­la­tion was the largest in the world with 16 mil­lion people from India liv­ing out­side their coun­try.

These two fig­ures made us curi­ous to find out who vis­its India. The avail­able cred­ible pub­lic in­form­a­tion came from, the ori­gin­al source be­ing Ministry of Home Affairs. We were able to ag­greg­ate count of India Visa is­sued across Indian Missions abroad by year/ month/ date. The time peri­od for which data was avail­able is July 2010 till January 2014. Note: The pub­lished data was miss­ing in­form­a­tion from 33 coun­tries with Indian Mission and 9 Visa Types.

Below are the in­sights gained af­ter feed­ing the ag­greg­ated data through the Data Explorer tool

  • 2013 was the year in which largest count of Visa was is­sued
  • Most for­eign na­tion­als ap­ply for Tourist Visa, fol­lowed by Business Visa.
  • In USA most of the Visa are is­sued in New York and San Francisco Missions and not Washington DC
  • Top 5 coun­tries where most Visas are is­sued – Bangladesh, United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany and Sri Lanka
  • Top 5 coun­tries where most Employment Visa, by count, are is­sued – Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Korea and Australia.
  • Top 5 coun­tries where most Student Visa, by count, are is­sued – Nigeria, Bangladesh, Korea, Yemen and France
  • Top 5 coun­tries where most Missionary Visa, by count, are is­sued – USA, Armenia, Norway, Egypt and Kenya
  • Interestingly Pakistan is the only coun­try where Pilgrimage Visa were is­sued per avail­able data


  • Ministry of Tourism, Registrar General of India
  • UN Survey on International Migrant Trends
  • Ministry of Home Affairs

Who will fare well & why?


With nearly 75 years of his­tory, a ma­jor na­tion­al bank was strongly defined by its con­ven­tion­al prac­tices. Over the past dec­ade, they have been re-inventing them­selves to be an or­gan­iz­a­tion with a mod­ern out­look. This change in cul­ture has caused huge vari­ation in em­ploy­ee per­form­ance. The man­age­ment was keen to un­der­stand vari­ance in the per­form­ance across vari­ous di­men­sions like em­ploy­ee loc­a­tion, ESOPs etc.

Over a peri­od of 6 months, Gramener stud­ied factors from dif­fer­ent chan­nels try­ing to map em­ploy­ee per­form­ance to their loc­a­tion of work, busi­ness seg­ment, edu­ca­tion back­ground, age, pro­mo­tion his­tory etc. The team ana­lyzed the vary­ing per­form­ance across each of the factors to un­der­stand how they played a role in em­ploy­ee per­form­ance.


Factors im­pact­ing at­tri­tion across busi­ness units
  • Giving stock op­tions drives per­form­ance sig­ni­fic­antly – par­tic­u­larly in Retail Sales
  • Stock op­tions have little or no im­pact on Retail Banking Performance is rather defined by the grade the em­ploy­ee is in.
  • The per­form­ance levels across grades is ex­tremely dif­fer­ent. This in­dic­ates a clear ex­pect­a­tion mis­match between grades and people that are pro­moted in­to these grades.
  • Level of edu­ca­tion, how­ever, is uni­ver­sally un-correlated with per­form­ance across busi­ness units.

These in­sights chal­lenged the tra­di­tion­al thoughts about the reas­ons for em­ploy­ee at­tri­tion in the or­gan­iz­a­tion.