November 17, 2020
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: Nearly two lakh Indian students have chosen the United States as their destination for pursuing higher education in the 2019-20 academic year as per the Open Doors Report released by the US Embassy on Monday. Indian students constituted nearly 20% of more than one million students from across the world, and the US has since seen a steady rise in the number of undergraduate students from India, the report said.“Over the last 10 years, the number of Indians studying in the United States has roughly doubled, and we know why the US is the gold standard for higher education, providing practical application and experience that gives our graduates an advantage in the global economy,” said Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs David Kennedy.
To provide assistance to Indian students, the US Department of State offers advising services to prospective students through seven EducationUSA advising centres throughout India – in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai.
“Early next year, a second EducationUSA Center is opening in Hyderabad hosted by Y-Axis Foundation. All centres are staffed by EducationUSA advisors who offer accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about opportunities to study in the United States, helping Indian students find the best programme and the right fit from among the 4,500 accredited higher-education institutions in the United States,” an official statement by the Embassy said.
Students seeking additional facts about studying in the US can download the EducationUSA India app, available for free on iOS and Android devices, it said. At the click of a button, the app provides the latest information about the college application process and is a quick and easy first step to planning higher education in the US,” said the statement. The Institute of International Education (IIE) annually publishes the Open Doors report. It also compiles the number of international scholars at US universities and international students enrolled in pre-academic Intensive English Programs.
Indian students are known to be diligent and persevering when it comes to acquiring education. The high number of admissions in higher education in the US shows the same diligent nature. The students go on to make their and the country’s name proud in the international arena, thus providing the world with their intellect and innovations.
Source: Financial Express