Almost 2 lakh Indian students chose the United States as their destination to pursue higher education in the 2019-20 academic year, according to the Open Doors Report released on Monday.

As per the report, Indian students comprised nearly 20% of the over one million students from around the world and the United States has seen a steady increase in the number of undergraduate students from India.

“Over the last 10 years, the number of Indians studying in the United States has roughly doubled, and we know why:  the United States is the gold standard for higher education, providing practical application and experience that gives our graduates an advantage in the global economy,” said Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, David Kennedy.

The US Department of State offers advising services to assist the prospective Indian students through seven Education USA Advising Centers across India.

Such centres are in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Early next year, a second Education USA Center will be opened in Hyderabad hosted by Y-Axis Foundation, said a press statement.

“All centers are staffed by Education USA advisors, who offer accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about opportunities to study in the United States, helping Indian students find the best program and the right fit from among the 4,500 accredited higher-education institutions in the United States,” the statement said.

Students seeking additional facts about studying in the United States can download the Education USA India app, available for free on iOS and Android devices.

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