The United States Congress has passed a resolution acknowledging the significant contributions of the Indian-American community and graduates from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in shaping America. Representative Subramanian Raja Krishnamoorthi, representing Illinois’s 8th congressional district, introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives, emphasizing the enriching presence of Indian-American residents in the United States.

Enriching Contributions to US Society

Krishnamoorthi highlighted the valuable and substantial contributions made by the Indian-American community and IIT graduates across various professions and disciplines. The resolution aims to recognize the enriching role played by Indian-Americans in American society.

Dedication of IIT Graduates

Referring to IIT graduates as ‘committed,’ Krishnamoorthi underscored their dedication to research, innovation, trade promotion, and fostering international cooperation between India and the US. The resolution seeks to honor the technological, scientific, and economic innovations attributed to IIT graduates.

Call for Congressional Recognition

The representative urged the House to officially acknowledge the pivotal role played by the Indian-American community and IIT graduates in shaping the United States. The resolution emphasizes the need for congressional recognition of their contributions to society.

Record Increase in Indian Students to the US

Citing data from the US Embassy and Consulates, the resolution notes a remarkable 35% increase in international students from India to the US in the academic year 2022-23. The total number reached an all-time high of 268,923 students, with Indian students constituting more than 25% of the over one million foreign students studying in the US.

India Surpasses China in Student Enrollment

India surpassed China as the largest source of international graduate students in the US for the first time since 2009/10. The number of Indian graduate students saw a significant 63% rise to 165,936 students, marking an increase of nearly 64,000 students compared to the previous year.

US Ambassador’s Recognition

US Ambassador Eric Garcetti acknowledged the achievement, expressing appreciation for Indian students’ choice to study in the United States. He praised the valuable investment made by Indian students and their families, emphasizing their role in bringing the two countries closer together and contributing to a brighter future.

By passing this resolution, the US Congress officially recognizes and honors the impactful contributions of the Indian-American community and IIT graduates to American society and the nation’s progress.

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