As Predicted, Number of Indian Students Studying in the US Increase

In my previous article, “Universities need to get ready for India’s high fliers“, I had predicted that the number of globally mobile Indian students will increase and the US higher education will be the biggest beneficiaries. (Related story “Enter the Dragon” in BusinessWorld)
Latest data from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), reported enrollment patterns of international students as on October 2014. It confirms the overall trend and increase with Indian numbers:
– Since October 2013, the number of students studying in the US from India increased 28% as compared to 9% for all international students
– US higher education institutions enrolled 134, 292 students from India
– 79% of them were enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, which offer 29-Optional Practical Training (STEM-extension) option
– 65% of all Indian students(~87,000) were enrolled in only two majors 1) Engineering and 2)Computer Sciences
– 73% of all Indian students were studying for a master’s degree
 Dr. Rahul Choudaha (Author)