外文标题：After China, India sends most students to America
MUMBAI: The US consulate general in the city expects to interview more than 1,000 F1 (academic) visa applicants on May 28—the day it will celebrate Student Visa Day. On this day, the consulate will open its doors exclusively to students applying for visas to the US.
"Student Visa Day applicants will be treated to refreshments in a festive, collegiate atmosphere. Staff from the consulate and the United States-India Educational Foundation will be on hand to answer questions. Experts will also provide tips and information on academics and campus life to ensure students' success in the United States," says Melina Gomes of the US consulate, Mumbai.
An overwhelming number of foreign students in the US who are pursuing science, technology, engineering and math are from Asia, with 24% originating from India and China.
Of the total proportion of foreign students in the US, India cements its place as the No. 2 destination after China. While 29% foreign students in the US with F (academic) and M (vocational) visas are from China, 11% come from India, says US immigration and customs enforcement report released in April.
"Nearly 100,000 Indians are pursuing higher studies in the US, enriching our classrooms and campuses and building relationships that will last a lifetime," said the US consul general in Mumbai Peter Haas.
The US embassy in New Delhi and the consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai issued over 36,000 F1 student visas in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2013. A record number of F1 visa seekers have applied at US consulates in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad since last October, with student visa issuances up 40% compared with the same period last year.
Vijay Bali (INDIA)
The heading is not wrong. India does not "send" students. Students run away from the Indian system. India does not want talent. It wants only yes-men. Only bootlickers and my-men, your-men get jobs based on caste, religion and language. I wish more meritorious students leave India.
Its good. Indians MUST avoid Australia.
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Terry Willson (Mackay Queensland) replies to Anirudh
Agree. 350,000 Indians live in Australia and that is way too many with our small population. Hindi is now our third language . Indian women are the most beautiful in the world, far more desirable as a mate and will enslave Aussie males in marriage with a long term view by your government to annex Australia as an Indian Province by 2050.
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Bala (Location) replies to Terry Willson
Well Australia with 24million population but lots of natural resources does qualify to become INDIA's hinterland like CANADA is to USA.Mutually benefitting&prevent CHINA taking over AUSTRALIA as well.
Concerned Person (World) replies to Terry Willson
Terry Wilson, here I was, praising Aussies to heaven, and you post exactly the type of comment that makes people think Aussies are racists. Terry, most Australians are lovely, big hearted people, they are my mates and buddies. No one is thinking of annexing Australia, so stop being paranoid, and enjoy sunny Queensland.
ronin7788 (Location) replies to Terry Willson
i guess you did not see Mayawati ;) @ Indian women are the most beautiful in the world
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你没见过玛雅瓦蒂吧 ;) 印度女人是世界上最漂亮的。
karan sharma (Sydney) replies to Terry Willson
you have more Chinese and SE asians living.. worried about them too i guess..cause you are a loser is all
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GOOD TO SEE OUR STUDENTS COMPETING WITH OTHERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
There is a HUGE difference here! China subsidizes her students to study in USA. Towards this end, they hold competitive exams annually. In India it is our own money and effort!! It is as usual, India's loss!!
karan sharma (Sydney) replies to Disgusted
China also makes sure that whomsoever they subsidize are required to come back to China after studying... no pain no gain..its simple..India doesnt.. so your argument about India's loss doesnt really stack up
Some of the students bring million$ to spend.
ANUP Muraleedharan (Unknown)
government should do something to stop this brain drain
majority of students after qualifying dont want to go back to india . i personally know 3 PHD qualified guys from india who have no desire to go back.
vyakul2002 (saudi Arabia)
why not to develop such colleges and universities in India
india does not "send" students (unlike china who sponsors stuents)..its just that many Indian students go...there is difference in both statements
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ramdas96 (Location) replies to grc
Rightly said. Students and parents take an educational loan to send them to US. There is no role of government here.
karan sharma (Sydney)
US wants the money and thats all .. they wouldnt do anything if there was nothing in it for them
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