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Lesser percentage of Indian students opting for USA on further studies

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Gone were the days when America was the dreamland of every Indian student. Earlier, students have one aim and that was spelled as 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA', but now with the time, everything has changed including the aim of students. According to the statistics, this academic year 2013-13 has seen a dip of 3.5% in the number of Indian students choosing USA for further studies.

Sats show that there was a dip of 3.5% in number Indian students opting for USA fro further studies in the academic year 2012-13.

America no more the first choice

Especially Gujratis, as most of them opt for USA for further studies and then settle over there in their dreamland. The experts have different opinion on this issue, they says "Visa rules now, have become very liberal for students who want to pursue their studies in USA, so in the next academic year they will overcome this dip shown in the stats."

According to Open Doors data from the Institute of International Education, India is the second leading place of origin for international students with 96, 754 students studying at the graduation level.

Ishrat Jahan from Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, US department of state, during his recent visit to India as a part of Educational USA initiative says "Indian students had difficulties in managing finance when opting to study in US. We interact with students and guide them to the best feasible institute which can meet their financial requirements and simultaneously they can study their choice of subjects."

He further stated "In a shifting trend, there has been a drop in the number of students opting for admissions in B-schools. As more and more students want to study science and engineering, requests for B-schools has has gone down."

"Admissions to US universities is competitive, but not a difficult process, it requires proper research, planning and time management from students," says Kamya Suri, center chief, Indo American Education Society (IAES).

In a reverse trend, there has been a constant rise in number of the US students coming to study in India. "We encourage the US students to come and study in India as it offers some good opportunities," added Jahan.

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