Indian students gained most from US job training programme: Pew Research Centre has a study of government figures and said that in India the largest group among the approximate 1.5 million foreign graduate students of the US colleges and universities who got in America between 2004 and 2016. Chinese students were the second largest group.
According to the report which is based on analysis of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, graduates from India. That made up the largest share of those authorized to work under the Optional Training Program (OPT) programme. This done during this time with 30 % (441,440) of the total.
Furthermore, near about 56% which more than half of foreign graduates. That joined in the OPT between 2004 and 2016 obtained their degree from a university. Also, students from China came second at 21% (3,13,500) followed by South Koreans at 6% (90,800).
Moreover, 41% came from private universities and colleges of which 38% were not for profit schools and 3% were for-profit institutes. There is less than 3% of the OTP scholars graduated from institutes not classified by the Carnegie Classification System.
According to the report, the OTP programme is a type of work authorization. That gave by the US government under the F-1 visa programme. And that enables foreign students used for up to 12 or 36 months in a field. That is directly related to their region of study.
Furthermore, 53% of the foreign graduates approved for employment by the OTP specialist in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The number of foreign STEM graduates sharing in the OTP increased 400 percent. Since the first employment growth for workers in STEM fields was introduced in 2008.
Neil Ruiz is the director of Pew Research Center. He said that The OTP plan has an increase become the primary way the US has maintained foreign students graduating with STEM degrees from its colleges and universities.
He also said that foreign students receiving authorization to remain and work in the US after graduation comes from all edges of the globe, and major areas in the US tend to attract them in huge numbers.