There are many students in the class. Here "There" is an expletive. There is simply an extra word that is not grammatically related to the rest of the sentence. Notice that we don't lose any meaning when we rewrite our sentences without there.
Many students are in the class. If it doesn't not convey any meaning, then what is the purpose of using "there" in a sentence?
'There' is a pronoun in this sentence.
From the Free Online Dictionary:
1. Used to introduce a clause or sentence: There are numerous items. There must be another exit.
2. Used to indicate an unspecified person in direct address: Hello there.
It's just another way to say the same thing to keep us from getting bored.
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