The number of Indian students in the United States has gone up by 6.1% as compared to last year. While last year, the number stood at 96,754, about 1.02 lakh students enrolled in various campuses across the country this year.
The findings were part of the 2014 International Institute of Education Open Doors report, an annual study of international students and scholars studying and teaching in US institutions.
According to Rajika Bhandari, deputy vice president, research and evaluation, International Institute of Education, the favourable change in policies and stronger Rupee have been major contributors to the rise in the number of Indian students studying abroad.
Overall, the international student population in the US is 886,052 for the academic year 2013-14, a rise of almost 8% from last year, the report stated.
While students from China and Saudi Arabia together account for 73% of the total growth, India, Brazil, Iran and Kuwait account for an additional 18% growth, the report further states.