According to a report published by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the total number of Indian students now in the US stands at over 186,000, rising by more than 12% in the last one year. Meanwhile comprising 17.3% of all international students there, the Indian students are only behind China, which remains the top sender of students to the US since 2009-10 when it toppled India for the number one position.
George Hogeman, Consul General, US Embassy, told reporters, citing the numbers in the ’2017 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange’ that "The number of Indian students in the US has doubled over the last 10 years and India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the US. The majority of Indian students in the US are studying at the (post) graduate level".
Furthermore the other
countries which ranked as top senders to the US after China and India were
South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico and Brazil
and the top five US states hosting international students cited in the report
were California, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Quoting Aadhaar Number in Income tax return not applicable for NRI Dubai sources have stated that the Indian Consulate General reiterated that non-resident Indians (NRIs) don’t need to link Aadhaar, India’s biometric identity card, to their Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by the Income Tax authorities.
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