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Consulate General of India

New York


Education Brief

Education Cooperation

Education and knowledge partnership is an important pillar of India- US ties. The two countries share strong linkages and history of higher education collaboration. The United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) was set up after a bilateral agreement on education exchange was signed between India and the US on February 2, 1950. In July 2008, India and the US signed a new agreement, whereby India and the US committed to fund the Fulbright program as equal partners. USIEF has awarded around 20,000 Fulbright and other grants to US and Indian scholars, professionals and students since its inception in 1950s.

Indian Students in US

US is one of the most favored destination of Indian students for higher education. As per the annual Open Doors report issued in November 2022, almost 21% of total international students in the U.S. are Indians. In 2022, close to 82000 student visas were issued in India, mostly for graduate (Masters) programs. As far as the number of Indian students in the jurisdiction of CGI, NY is concerned, there are total 83,549 students from India in the ten states that comes under the jurisdiction of this Consulate.

State Wise List of Indian Students

New York: 25,556

Connecticut: 6033

New Jersey: 9255

Massachusetts: 19,353

Pennsylvania: 10, 102

Maine: 96

New Hampshire: 2,419

Ohio: 10,145

Vermont: 79

Rhode Island: 511


*Source: Open Doors Report, November 2022

National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) awardees from Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Under the NOS Scholarship scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, currently 17 scholars are studying in various Universities under this Consulate’s jurisdiction.

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program offers grants to India for U.S. citizens. U.S. students and young professionals may apply for a grant to pursue independent research in India, while U.S. scholars and professionasl may teach or research in India through Fulbright. In addition, U.S. scholars are eligible to apply for the Fulbright Specialist Program and U.S. students are eligible to apply for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program and the Critical Language Enhancement Awards. U.S. citizens are also eligible to apply for the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program and the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. Since 2021, 85 US Citizens under this Consulate’s jurisdiction has availed Fulbright grants.

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India Chairs

ICCR, in consultation with Indian Missions abroad, establishes Chairs of Indian Studies (Political Science, Philosophy, History, Sociology& Economics) & Hindi, Sanskrit in different foreign universities / institutes across the globe. In U.S, ICCR has two chairs under this Consulate’s jurisdiction - Rutgers University (New Jersey) and University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). The Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair in Indian Constitutional Law was established through an endowment from Government of India on September 2009 at the Columbia University, New York.

India Corners

In keeping with the initiative of “Bharat Ek Parichay-Sharing Knowledge with the World’ at Educational Institutions abroad, the Consulate General of India in New York created various ‘India Corners’ at several prestigious Universities and libraries under the jurisdiction of this Consulate. More info; id=d1hqcVZKaWN1ZEowWE5rb2VCWDFCdz09

Indian Students in USA Registration

The Embassy/Consulate Generals of India in USA seek to engage Indian students in #NewIndia. Students are being encouraged to register at to connect with the consulate and to receive notifications regarding various initiatives and programs of Government of India.

The Consulate provides information and assistance to students and those involved in the academia on any questions or concerns in their educational pursuits.

Any queries related to education and knowledge partnership may be sent to or

Phone: 212 774 0649