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Nearly 4,000 Indian students appeared for an interview on Wednesday to obtain American Visa with pursuit to practice higher education in United States.
The interviews were conducted at U.S. embassy and Consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Student Visa Day is organized by U.S. mission in India every year to celebrate educational ties with India.
According to U.S. embassy, in 2017, more than 186,000 Indian students were enrolled in the U.S. institutions of higher education, double the number from a decade ago and a 12 per cent increase from the year before.
"India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the United States, with Indians comprising over 17 per cent of the total international students in the country," Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) MaryKay Carlson said.
"Today (Wednesday) marks US Mission India's fourth annual Student Visa Day, an event that celebrates higher education ties between India and the US," Carlson said.
She said the day is also dedicated to helping qualified Indian students prepare for their education in the United States.
By Sowmya Sangam