In order to improve higher education relations between India and the United States, the US Embassy organised the second annual Student Visa Day in major cities across the country, which saw 4,000 students applying for visas.
The event was organised in New Delhi, with Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai following suit.
Michael Pelletier, Chargé D’Affaires at the US Embassy, said when students from different countries and cultures come together to pursue studies at one location, lot of new ideas are shared, stereotypes are shattered and they learn about different cultures.
At present, around 1,32,000 students from India are pursuing higher education in institutions in the US. Indian students, in fact, are the second largest group of overseas students in the US after China.
Statistics reveal that student visa applications to the US increased by 29 percent across India in 2016 when compared to the previous year.
Students were given a briefing and their questions were answered by the Consular and Public Affairs sections representatives and EducationUSA partners – the official propagator of information on higher education in America.
Y-Axis, one of the premier immigration and visa consultancy firms in India, also provides information on how to go about pursuing higher education in the United States. We do so in a very organised and a methodical way.