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US Student Visa Demand Skyrockets In India

US Student Visa Demand Skyrockets In India

US Student Visa Demand Skyrockets In India

NEW DELHI (ANI) – The US Mission to India has received skyrocketing demand for student visas, as the Indian consular team interviewed 3900 student visa applicants during its 8th annual Student Visa Day on just one day on June 13.

US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti shared his best wishes for all Indian students and said that each of these students are brand ambassador for India and is taking the US-India relationship forward.

Last year 1,40,000 student visas were issued from India. Presently 1 out of 4 students in the US are from India.

The number of Indians studying in the US has increased significantly in the past three years. In 2023, the US Mission to India issued more student visas than in 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.

The US Embassy and Consulates in India are further anticipating a continued increase in student visa applicants from India and have expanded the student visa season for 2024 to meet this growing demand.

“The US remains the number one higher education destination for Indian students, with studies showing 69 percent of Indian students prefer a US education to any other destination,” the Embassy said.

“Every international student on a US campus represents tremendous accomplishment – years of study and hard work that went into preparing for academic excellence. Like those who went before, today’s Indian students also represent tremendous potential – the knowledge you will unlock, the new skills and opportunities you will experience, and the relationships you will build are worth the investment. Each student is an ambassador for India. Together we are taking the US-India relationship forward!” Garcetti said.

The Cultural and Educational Affairs Consular, David Moyer added, “We would encourage more female applicants and right now1 in 3 applicants are Indian students in the US are female. We would love to see more bounce so that we have a 50-50 split,” he added.

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  • The Indian students in India have poor job opportunities. Hence the reason for going overseas. Moreover, unless you are from famous family, such as Charu Khan or Adani or Ghandi, you will just be “struggling” in getting job interview leave aside getting job. Coming to US and doing well in study will result in better outcome. One advice: choose a field that has demand. US Bureau of Labor stastics publish such a list of future job demand fields.

    June 13, 2024

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