The Rise in increase in applications by exactly 8%.
The number of Indians getting offers for admission from U.S.
universities for session starting 2011 fall has gone up by 8 % after declining steadily
from 2007, according to a report released on Tuesday 16th August 2011.
The number of offers has itself gone up by 11% over 2010 and the largest share of
it were cornered by Chinese students at 23 % - as they have in the past, followed
by West Asia and Turkey with 16 %.
The rise for India comes on the back of an increase in applications by exactly 8%.
The report, published by the Council of Graduate Schools, expects the number of
applications from India to continue rising.
In fact, the report said the declining trend - pertaining to the number of applications
from India and offers of admission to students from there have been reversed and
will climb. The study doesn’t give exact numbers at it is based on institutions’
voluntary participation, and not all respond - only 291 of the 493 US universities
and colleges, which are members of the council, responded. They received 591,739
applications and made 140,373 offers of admission.
The study, however, makes no mention of the kind of colleges and universities that
Indian students have been noticed flocking too lately to get into the US on student
visa, intending actually to find employment. Tri Valley University in California
was raided and shut down earlier this year by US authorities for enrolling foreign
students and letting them work outside in the name of coursework, but not required
to attend classes.
Most of the 1,500 students who found themselves thrown out and deprived of student
visas were Indians, some of whom were also detained for questioning. A large number
of them were rehabilitated on the intervention of the Indian embassy. Another such
college - now in Virginia - is faced with a similar problem. And most of its students
are again from India. The council makes no mention of such colleges and such like
admissions. The council could not be immediately contacted for comments.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times