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In US colleges, number of Indian students up by 29 pc: study

The number of Indian students grew by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 132,888.

American universities and colleges have witnessed the highest increase in the number of Indian students in the last six decades, a study has found.

Even though the Chinese continue to make up the largest chunk of foreign students in the US, in the academic year 2014-15, the number of Indian students grew by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 132,888.

In 2014-15, the US had a total of 974,926 international students. According to the Open Doors report, a database of foreign students studying and teaching in the US, India and China together account for 45 per cent of the total international student community in America.

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Greater economic stability in the US contributed to the increase in the number of Indian students going to the country in search of quality education and better job prospects, Matthew K Asada, first secretary at the US Embassy in New Delhi, said while releasing the data.