Indian students contributed $7.6 billion to US economy last year
WASHINGTON: Indian students contributed $7.6 billion to the US economy in the academic year 2019-20, even though there was a 4.4 per cent drop in the total number of Indian students, according to a report.
China remained the largest source of international students in the US, with the number of Chinese students in the country increasing for the 16th consecutive year. There were over 372,000 Chinese students in the US during 2019-20 year, said the report "Opens Doors 2020."
India remained the second largest source of international students, despite a 4.4 per cent decline to 193,124 students, it said.
According to the report, released by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and te hInstitute of International Education (IIE), for the fifth consecutive year the United States hosted more than 1 million international students (1,075,496) in an academic year.
Despite a slight decline (1.8 per cent) in the number of international students in the United States during the 2019-20 academic year, this group still represents 5.5 per cent of all students in US higher education system.
According to the US Department of Commerce, international students contributed $44 billion to the US economy in 2019, including $7,69 billion from Indian students.
Among the top 20 places of origin, the largest percentage increases were students from Bangladesh (+ seven percent), Brazil (+ four percent) and Nigeria (+ three percent).
在前20名生源国中，增幅最大的是孟加拉国(+ 7%)、巴西(+ 4%)和尼日利亚(+ 3%)。
Saudi Arabia saw the largest percentage decrease (- 17 percent) primarily due to changes in its go nment's scholarship program.
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Because there is no future or jobs or opportunities in India unless you are of a lower caste!
Study here and Stay here... India is truly a land of opportunities. Jai Hind...!!!
my friend, a Ignorance is BLISS, I am sorry to say.
Land of world's highest unemployment.
its peanuts for USA ....they should throw the garbage back to bodi india once they finish education
why should Indian students leave the shores of our great country. We have the oldest university in the galaxy and great culture, civilization and Yug purush Modi as our PM. Instead let them spend those billions to improve our campus and system
why should people can have the resources to go abroad live in this filthy polluted overpopulated communal country? Feku is busy building statues and trying to get people to make pakodas.
Most of the students travel abroad not only to study but also they get job and earn there livelihood . Govt should rather focus on jobs as higher education is much cheaper in India
Why are hundreds of thousands of Indians leaving our universities with the dream and hope of getting H1-B working visas or green cards or even US citizenship ??? This is reality that the educated young want to run away from Ram Rajya India as they enjoy the higher standard of living and decency in the US and other western countries where there is hope an assistance even if one is unemployed or old . India is a terribly polluted country when compared to the clean air of the west .
This money would have been in the pockets of curropt politicians if it was in India. Better spend it in US.
and.... Trump administration doesn't want Indian students and mgirants to US
Means wasting foreign exchange and then staying back there, no contribution back to the nation
They study there to get visa and job there. Since getting immigrant visa is being difficult, people are taking this route to migrate to US.
for India it is big cost brain drain. Who is bothered anyway?
The US GDP is massive and stands at roughly US $ 20 trillion a year which is US $ 2000 billion. Hence the US $ 7.6 billion from Indians students is a drop in the bucket.
Even then they were all harassed by Trump and by other WH officials.
Indian students spending 7 Billion USD to eventually become educated clerks for the Americans. Sad indeed.
Still better than being an educated clerk in India.