A spokesperson said Indian students at American universities and colleges in recent decades have provided the foundation for a strong partnership between technology and innovation in the sector between the two countries, noting that higher education partnership is a key component of a strong people-to-people relationship between India and the US.
The Indian Embassy said that the latest visa rules, which allow foreign students in the U.S. with F-1 visas to enrol in at least one individual course or face deportations, would likely ’cause some students complications and difficulties.’
The speaker said that the Indian government had taken up the matter with the US officials involved in response to media inquiries. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla communicated India ‘s concerns on the issue to under Secretary of State David Hale at the American Indian Foreign Office Consultations held on 7 July. In January this year, there were 1,94,556 Indian students enrolled in various academic institutions in the United States, the latest Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) study reveals. Of the 1,26,132 men and 68,405 were women. were men and women.
The speaker said Indian students at American universities and colleges in recent decades. It has provided the foundation for a strong partnership between technology and innovation. It is in the sector between the two countries, noting that higher education partnership. Thus is a key component of a strong people-to-people relationship between India and the US. The speaker hoped that the American authorities should grant their visa law sufficient flexibility. Thus, in view of the exceptional circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to involve all stakeholders in the issues, including U.S. administration officials. Also, Congressional representatives, universities and colleges and also the U.S. Indian student population as we push into the academic year 2020-21. It is to further enhance our bilateral relationship in higher education, the spokesman said. The new regulations, declared by the SEVP on July 6, include temporary exemptions. It is on F-1 and M-1 visas for non-immigrant students taking online classes. It is due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020 academic year’s fall semester.
While these changes provide some versatility for the adoption of a hybrid model. It is by US universities and colleges a mixture of online and in-person classes. Also, do they also limit foreign F-1 and M-1, visa students, from taking courses entirely online, the spokeswoman said so.