Indian students who are aspiring to study in the United States (US) universities can now access the official information in the mobile application. The American Embassy has launched a mobile application or App - ''EducationUSA India.'' The US Embassy is also putting its best foot forward to benefit the Indian students to study in the USA.
The mobile application was launched by the US Embassy and the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) on both iOS and Android platforms. This will provide students with the current, comprehensive, and accurate information on studying in the United States.
This free mobile app, EducationUSA India, will assist the students with the first point of information for students, parents, school counselors, and others. It will specifically help them to explore the information regarding U.S. higher education but don't know where to begin.
EducationUSA, which is a US government program, is the official source of information on U.S. higher education. It has seven student advising centres across the country - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The US Embassy has combined all the advising centres in India into one Facebook page.
The US Embassy is also planning to increase the number of EducationUSA advising centres in the country. They are also researching to build a network of credible agents to disseminate authentic information on the US education system and help the students with their application process.
According to the sources, Indian students contribute around $7.5 billion to the US economy directly. Indian students represent over 17 per cent of the total international students in the United States which is the second largest students' community in the US. India is only behind China.
Indian students in the USA also doubled in the last decade according to the reports. One out of every five international students is an Indian. The US student visa approval rate is as high as 90 per cent for India students.