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India has emerged as the foremost source of international graduate students in the United States during the 2022-23 academic year, surpassing China for the first time since 2009-10. The Institute of International Education (IIE) revealed that an impressive 268,923 Indian students are currently pursuing higher education in American institutions.

This remarkable accomplishment signifies a continuous upward trajectory, with Indian student enrollment in the US experiencing an extraordinary 35% increase compared to the preceding academic year. The surge in Indian students now constitutes over 25% of the one million-plus international students studying in the United States.

The report underscores substantial growth in the number of Indian graduate students, witnessing a remarkable 63% increase to 165,936 during the 2022-23 academic year—an addition of nearly 64,000 students compared to the 2021-22 academic year. Additionally, Indian undergraduate students have shown a commendable 16% increase in their numbers.

India also leads in the participation of students in Optional Practical Training (OPT), with 69,062 individuals opting for this temporary work permission that provides valuable real-world experience aligned with their academic pursuits.

The US embassy emphasized this shift in a statement, confirming that India has surpassed China as the largest source of international graduate students in the US, marking a significant departure from previous trends.

The surge in Indian students studying in the US is further underscored by the record number of student visas issued by the US embassy and consulates in India. During the primary student visa season from June to August 2023, a total of 95,269 visas in the F, M, and J categories were issued, reflecting an 18% increase compared to the same period in 2022.

Acknowledging the achievement, US Ambassador Eric Garcetti expressed appreciation for every Indian student and their families, recognizing their investment in international education as a significant step towards bringing the two countries closer. He also expressed hope for a more balanced representation, urging increased participation of women in US studies and encouraging more US students to explore educational opportunities in India.

As the Open Doors Report marks the commencement of International Education Week (IEW), the impressive surge in Indian student enrollment showcases the enduring appeal of the United States as a preferred destination for higher education. The report, compiled by the US Institute of International Education in collaboration with the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides a comprehensive overview of international student trends, including those enrolled in US higher education institutions and those engaged in Optional Practical Training from fall 2022 to spring 2023.

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