Well.. this is one area which hurts the US interests the most! The students are moving to other areas and countries – like Australia and Europe to compensate for the ridiculously long procedures in the US!! This means lowering of standards in the US research areas as most of the top students in the US Universities coincidently happen to be
"Currently it takes a month to process an application. We intend to bring it down to 10 days soon and then meet the international standard of two days," BECA Deputy Assistant Secretary (academic programmes) Thomas Farrell said.
He said the US embassy in India had decided to expedite work on all pending applications for educational visas.
Higher education is an extremely important service industry in the US, contributing USD 13.6 billion from foreign students to the economy every year, Farrell said on the sidelines of a roundtable conference on higher education.
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