The United States has approved more than 55,000 applications by Indian students in 2021, breaking all the previous records, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The US Embassy in a statement said that through these measures, more than 55,000 students and exchange visitors will get a chance to study in America.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Atul Keshap, Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi said studying in the US can prove to be a life-changing experience for Indian students leading to invaluable career opportunities. Furthermore, he said that this arrangement also benefits the relations of both the country and deepens the bonds of friendship.
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“Studying in the United States is a unique and often life-changing experience for Indian students, granting fresh, global perspectives and frequently leading to invaluable career opportunities. Indian students also enrich US society, achieve high levels of academic success, and deepen the bonds of friendship between our countries. The many hard-working women and men of the US mission to India are proud to facilitate their travel and study,” Ambassador Atul Keshap said.
"Through these efforts, more than 55,000 students and exchange visitors are boarding planes to study in the United States, and more students are being approved every day. The US Mission looks forward to another great student season as it facilitates study for spring semester students over the coming few months," the US mission in India said in a statement.
The mission also said that the covid-19 pandemic has created tremendous obstacles for its consular teams.
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The interview sessions typically begin during the fall session and the admissions are incorporated by the start of winter. However, due to the pandemic, the interviewing session had to be delayed by two months.
The Embassies and consulates rearranged everything and after the situation improved, the consular teams worked not only to match but surpass their pre-Covid workload.