The United States of Government has been quite concerned due to the international competition that’s why has been working out on modalities in order to cut the costs for Indian students to pursue higher education in the states.
“India is an important partner for us and we have the second largest number of international students from here. One of the initiatives that we are promoting among Indian students is the 2+2 bachelors degree programme through which they can study the first 2 years in a community college, where the cost of education is lower, and then go to the better degree-granting institution for the final two years,” Caroline Casagrande, deputy assistant secretary for academic programs at the US Bureau of educational & cultural affairs said, during her visit to Delhi on Wednesday.
A senior US Government official also informed that the government has been trying to cut the costs for Indian students to pursue higher education in states.
“They also have exclusive relationships with some of the top universities which give the international students a better opportunity of joining top courses of their choice and studying in two different institutions for their degree, hence experiencing more diversity as international students in the US,” she added.
Also, it was noticed through the VISA statistics given by the US government that the number of Indian students who have been allotted visas for US has been declining from 57312 in 2018 to 58031 in 2017.
Also, to make those numbers presented in statistics to go higher, US Bureau of educational and cultural affairs has decided to launch an exclusive Education USA India app to help Indian students who wish to pursue higher education from the US.
“Indian students in the US are also very concerned over work opportunities after they finish their education and the fact that the H1B work permit visa lottery system has recently been weighted to open up additional spots for candidates with masters and Ph.D. degrees from US universities is a very positive development,” Casagrande added.