n students worldwide and the number of Indian students in the US has increased in the last 10 years.

“This rise in the number of Indian students studying in the United States brings me great hope. When we study together we learn together, we work together and we prosper together,” the consul general said at a programme here recently

Indians comprised approximately 17 per cent of the total number of international students and over the past five years, there has been a 86 per cent increase in the number of Indian students studying in the United States.

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Hall said, over 4,000 students from all over India appeared for visa interviews on the Student Visa Day at the US Mission’s five visa-issuing posts, including Kolkata, for embarking on their educational journey to the US.