The 1.32 lakh Indian students in the United States represent the second largest number of foreign nationality students studying there, Vice Consul, US Consulate Mumbai, Dustin Dockiewicz said.
An increasing number of students from India are preferring to get admissions in academic institutions in USA , Dockiewicz said at an event.
Students from India make up about 13% of the total foreign student population in the US, he said.
Nearly 78 per cent of the students from India in the US opt to study in fields like science, technology, mathematics and engineering, he further said.
Around 1.3 million international students are studying in the US schools, he said adding that about 9,000 academic institutions in his country are certified to enroll them.