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Over one lakh Indians studying in America

Over one lakh Indians studying in America
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Over One Lakh Indians Studying In America. With 113,813 Indians studying in America, India is second only to China with 290,133 students among more...

Washington: With 113,813 Indians studying in America, India is second only to China with 290,133 students among more than a million international students enrolled in nearly 9,000 US schools, according to a new report.

As of April 1, 75 per cent of all international students in US schools using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa were from Asia, said the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) report.

Of them, 29 per cent were from China followed by 11 per cent from India, said the quarterly report compiled by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Saudi Arabia and India had the greatest percentage increase of students studying in the US at 10 and eight per cent, respectively, when compared to January statistics.

The top ten countries of citizenship for international students included: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mexico and Brazil.

The April report also reveals that 24 per cent of all international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students studying engineering originate from China and India.

India and Canada also sent 25 per cent of all students in health professionals and related programmes.

As many as 78 per cent of international students from India studied STEM fields, while only eight per cent of international students from Japan studied STEM fields.

Among international students studying STEM fields, 67 per cent were males, while 43 per cent of all international STEM students studied engineering.

Other key points from the report include: 77 per cent of SEVP-certified schools had between zero and 50 international students; 72 per cent of international students were enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral programmes; and California, New York and Florida had the most SEVP-certified schools.

A school must be SEVP-certified before it can enroll international students.

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