Nagpur: The US mission in India celebrated its sixth annual Student Visa Day on Tuesday. More than 2,500 Indian student visa applicants were also interviewed by officials from the US Embassy in New Delhi and consulates in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
Chargé d’ Affaires Patricia Lacina and consuls General throughout India congratulated the visa recipients As they are also set to join the growing ranks of Indian students selected to study in the United States – The world’s leading destination for international students.
“Today we recognize the many contributions of Indian students to shaping the US-India relationship. Which is also celebrating 75 years of achievement.” Chargé Lacina said.
Student Visa Day also celebrates the higher education relationship between the United States of America and India. In the same year, more than 200,000 Indian students are also studying in American educational institutions, which currently represent more than 20 percent of international students in the United States.
Consular officers will be interviewing more students
“This same year, consular officers will be interviewing more students than ever before, and we hope to break the previous year’s record to issue as well,” the Minister of Consular Affairs in India, Counselor Don Heflin, said.
Anthony Miranda, Adviser for Cultural and Educational Affairs, said, “We are also grateful that international students recognize the value of American education, Its world-class faculty and infrastructure and practical, real-world skills prepare graduates for successful careers as a whole.”
The US Mission also strongly encourages all students who want to study in the United States to contact EducationUSA, Also a US government-sponsored counseling service that provides reliable and comprehensive information to help you navigate the admissions and visa processes. EducationUSA represents over 4,000 accredited US colleges and universities with eight mentoring centers across India. Students can visit educationusa.state.gov or @educationUSAIndia on Instagram and Facebook to learn more.