In fact at 1,34,292 total students, India has more students studying in the United States than Africa, North America, Europe, South America or Australia or Pacific Islands. While 73 per cent of these Indian students were enrolled in master’s degree programmes, 79 per cent of students from India studied STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) coursework, comprising 26 per cent of the total international student population pursuing STEM coursework in the United States, it said. The report also states that 65 per cent of all international students from India study engineering and computer and information sciences and support services programmes, it said.
Students from India comprise 12 per cent of the entire international student population and more than 26 per cent of the STEM student population in the United States. About 30 per cent of international students originate from China, followed by 12 per cent from India. Interestingly, 47 per cent of all international students enrolled in computer and information sciences and support services programs are from India, while 27 per cent of all students studying engineering are from India.
The report includes the latest data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a Web-based system that includes information about international students, exchange visitors and their dependents while they are in the United States. Based on data extracted from SEVIS on October 7, 1.11 million international students, using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa, were enrolled at nearly 9,000 US schools.
Source: The Hans India