Visa interview appointments for Indian students to be increased by 30% this summer
“Last year, we sent more than 1.25 lakh Indian students to the US, setting a new record for Indian students going to the US in a year and establishing India as the leading country of sending students. This year we are trying to increase that number (of students) further,” Mike Hankey, US Consul General in Mumbai, said.
Hankey also stated that the US hopes to welcome more Indian students this year. To achieve this, the goal is to expand the number of interview appointments for Indian students by 30%, he stated. During the 2021–2022 academic year, 199,182 students from India studied in the United States, a nearly 20% increase over the previous year, according to the Open Doors 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange, issued by the Institute of International Education and the State Department in November 2022
During his interaction with students, the American envoy appealed to them to visit websites and find an appropriate curriculum for them.
The US Consulate Mumbai tweeted that Hankey met with conservationist and industrialist Mukund Bhogale to learn about the historical legacy of the Marathwada region, efforts towards the preservation of its heritage, and areas of cooperation with the city’s business community. He also interacted with an industrial delegation over supplying aluminium to support the global aerospace and defence supply chain.