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‘India sends second highest number of students to US universities’

PUBLISH DATE 2nd November 2017

USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2017 fair will next be organised in Hyderabad, followed by day-long sessions in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It has been held in New Delhi as well.

India sends the second highest number of foreign students to educational institutions in America, said US Consulate General, Public Affairs Officer, and Director of the American Centre, Jamie Dragon on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2017, organised by the US-India Educational Foundation, Dragon said, “As per the statistics, India is no. 2 behind China. Going by the last academic year’s figures, there are around 1,66,000 Indian students studying in the US while China has 3,20,000 students approximately. China surpassed India about six years ago and the gap (between the number of Indian and Chinese students going to the US) is increasing.”

The US official also said Kolkata was lagging behind other metros in terms of sending students to US institutions for higher studies. “I do not have actual statistics on Kolkata students. But just looking at the size of the visa offices in the country, Kolkata has one of the smaller offices. My sense is that the domain in Kolkata is not that high compared to other metros,” Dragon added.

On Sunday, 21 universities from the US participated in the fair and interacted with over 100 undergraduate, graduate and school students from the city. Representatives of one of the participating institutes also shared the same view.

“Engineering and business are the two most popular subjects among foreign students at our institute. We have about 4,500 international students. Every year we get about 500 to 600 fresh international students. China is number one and India is number two in terms of sending foreign students to our institute,” said Katherine Mangum, coordinator of international recruitment for Iowa State University.

The USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2017 was organised to help city students get information about accredited US universities. The fair will next be organised in Hyderabad, followed by day-long sessions in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It has been held in New Delhi as well.

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