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Record Number Of Indian Students Enrolling In US Colleges

Record Number Of Indian Students Enrolling In US Colleges

India-West News Desk

WASHINGTON, DC – After a slump during the pandemic, international students have returned in huge numbers to US colleges, with Indian students leading the surge.  

Colleges enrolled nearly 269,000 students from India, more than ever and second only to China – most, are in graduate programs, in science, technology, and business. This amounts to a 35 per cent jump in students coming from India, according to findings from the State Department and the nonprofit Institute of International Education.  

“The US maintains a strong relationship with India on education, which I think is getting even stronger and even more connected,” said Marianne Craven, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary for academic exchange.

Overall, the number of international students in the US grew by 12 per cent in the 2022-23 academic year, the largest single-year increase in more than 40 years, the study showed. More than 1 million students came from abroad, the most since the 2019-20 school year.

“This reinforces that the US remains the destination of choice for international students wishing to study abroad, as it has been for more than a century,” said Allan E Goodman, CEO of the Institute of International Education.

China still accounted for the most foreign students in the US but its numbers decreased for a third consecutive year. After years of booming demand from China, interest has ebbed amid chilly international relations.

US universities have focused on recruiting in India, hoping to tap a growing population that the United Nations predicted would overtake China as the world’s largest this year. Students from India now outnumber those from China in 24 US states, including Illinois, Texas, and Michigan, which rank among the top destinations for international students.

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  • I am reminded of the days in 1962 when I came to the U.S. as a foreign student. In those days, the Reserve Bank of India was extremely stingy in allocating foreign exchange to Indian students. With an influential recommendation, I received $150.00. Two other Indian students arrived here with only $5.00. With stipends from our U.S. campus, we not only survived but we eventually flourished.

    November 14, 2023
    • There was a good reason for that. India did not have foreign exchange. So it needed to be prioritized for the need of the masses.

      As for most who came were children of Indian rich and bureaucrats on the take.

      Watch Fareed Zaharia, a good example of an Indian who came for an education and stayed behind. Paid for by the bribes collected by his parents. And he speaks like he is a great saint.

      November 14, 2023
  • India and Canada need Indian students.
    1) They pay for their education in full and support the college system and the economy around the schools.
    2) They create a educated pool of workers that the US did not have to pay to support and will be good taxpayers from the start.

    Canada is learning that lesson now. India should discourage students from going to Canada by limiting services provided to these students for helping the enemy. The govt. should be upfront with them about the lack of security services and the inability of the Indian Govt. to provide them protections.

    November 14, 2023
  • I wonder why the US allows so many Chinese students to come to the US, considering that “The U.S. Department of Justice is concerned that higher learning across the U.S. may be at risk of Chinese spies and international students’ motives aren’t just to learn but to share that intelligence with foreign superpowers to see a competitive advantage.”, according to the article, “Have Chinese spies infiltrated US college campuses?”, published in newsnationnow.com on February 7, 2023.

    From the Pac-12 through the Big 12 Conference and onto the Ivy Leagues, more than 60 universities have been warned of an ongoing threat of Chinese nationals infiltrating the American university system acting as agents of the People’s Republic of China to share research and intelligence with the foreign superpower.

    In October 2021, the DOJ concluded a decade-long investigation, charging four Chinese nationals with a conspiracy. The DOJ claimed they worked to recruit university professors, federal law enforcement officers and state homeland security officials to become agents of the Chinese government.

    In 2020, a UCLA student was arrested on suspicion of attempting to conceal his ties to the Chinese government. The 29-year-old mathematics student was suspected of transferring sensitive software to the Chinese military.…

    November 16, 2023

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