Mumbai: The US Consulate General, Mumbai, has opened its doors to over 1,000 Indian students applying for visas to pursue higher education in the United States as part of 'Student Visa Day'.
Each year, tens of thousands of bright, ambitious students from India choose US educational institutions to fulfil their academic goals. Indian students are the second-largest group of foreign-national students studying in the United States.
During Student Visa Day festivities, which included special college-themed decorations and refreshments, US Consul General Peter Haas and other US officials congratulated applicants as they joined the growing ranks of Indian students who choose to study in the United States.
More than 113,000 Indian students currently study in the United States, a 16 per cent increase from the previous year, a release said.
"We're expecting that number of students to continue to grow since a huge number of Indians are looking to study in the United States," Haas said.
"The great thing is that we have over 9,000 schools, universities, and other programs. These are 9,000 possibilities for Indian students, from small schools to large universities a tremendous range," he said.