India tops Asia in sending scientists and engineers to US

Washington (IANS): Among Asian countries, India continues to be the top country of birth for scientists and engineers who have made the US their destination for key research and development, latest data has revealed.

With 950,000 out of Asia’s total 2.96 million, India’s 2013 figure represented an 85 percent increase from 2003, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

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From 2003 to 2013, the number of scientists and engineers residing in the US rose from 21.6 million to 29 million.

“An important factor in that increase over the same time period, the number of immigrant scientists and engineers went from 3.4 million to 5.2 million,” the report noted.

Of the immigrant scientists and engineers in the US in 2013, 57 percent were born in Asia while 20 percent were born in North America (excluding the US), Central America, the Caribbean or South America.

“While 16 percent were born in Europe, six percent were born in Africa and less than one percent were born in Oceania.

“Immigrants went from making up 16 percent of the science and engineering workforce to 18 percent,” the NCSES statement read.

In 2013, the latest year for which numbers are available, 63 percent of US immigrant scientists and engineers were naturalised citizens, while 22 percent were permanent residents and 15 percent were temporary visa holders.

Since 2003, the number of scientists and engineers from the Philippines increased 53 percent and the number from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, increased 34 percent.

The NCSES report found that immigrant scientists and engineers were more likely to earn post-baccalaureate degrees than their US-born counterparts.

In 2013, 32 percent of immigrant scientists reported their highest degree was a master’s (compared to 29 percent of US-born counterparts) and 9 percent reported it was a doctorate (compared to 4 percent of US-born counterparts).

“The most common broad fields of study for immigrant scientists and engineers in 2013 were engineering, computer and mathematical sciences, and social and related sciences,” the report revealed.

Over 80 percent of immigrant scientists and engineers were employed in 2013, the same percentage as their US-born counterparts.

Among the immigrants in the science and engineering workforce, the largest share (18 percent) worked in computer and mathematical sciences, while the second-largest share (eight percent) worked in engineering.

Three occupations — life scientist, computer and mathematical scientist, and social and related scientist – saw substantial immigrant employment growth from 2003 to 2013.

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  1. Doddanna continues to attract talented people from all over the world. Our friend with ‘bhagna kanasu’ shouldn’t take this personally. If he tries hard and improves his knowledge, one day he too might get accepted!! smiles…

  2. Any sane man going through the above report would know that every single achievement mentioned in it pertains to the period From 2003 to 2013, i.e the UPA period.

    AND NOT TO RSS OR MODI OR NDA PERIOD.

    YET, THERE ARE USURPER OF CONGRESS ACHIEVEMENTS LIKE RSS, MODI AND ON OUR THIS FORUM, THE DUPLICATE RSS PAI; WHO CLAIMS TO BE THE ORIGINAL OF USA! HE TALKS ABOUT ‘bhagna kanasu’ ! A NONSENSE!!!

    • Pincode Pai continues his embarrassing ‘kumbala kaayi kalla’ behavior!! I didn’t make any references to political parties. My reference was to a joker who continues to attack Doddanna purely because he didn’t get his visa. I don’t know why Pincode pai gets dumber by day!!

      • Original R.Pai – I didn’t make any references to political parties.

        THIS EXACTLY IS THE MISCHIEF BEING PLAID BY YOU. YOU DO NOT NAME THE PARTY IF THE CREDIT MUST GO TO THE CONGRESS. YOU NAME MODI, WHENEVER AND WHEREVER YOU WANT TO STEAL THE CREDIT FROM CONGRESS AND GIVE IT TO RSS!

        YOU SAID, “My reference was to a joker who continues to attack Doddanna purely because he didn’t get his visa.” SIR, REGARDING THE VISA, ANY BODY CAN GET THE DENIED VISA NOW IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT MODI WAS GIVEN THE DENIED VISA!

        DO NOT WORRY TOO MUCH ON THAT INSIGNIFICANT VISA; FOR TO ANY PROUD INDIAN VISA IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF. FOR YOU IT MAY BE A BIG DEAL!? SO BE THAT!

        • YOU SAID, “My reference was to a joker who continues to attack Doddanna purely because he didn’t get his visa.” SIR, REGARDING THE VISA, ANY BODY CAN GET THE DENIED VISA NOW IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT MODI WAS GIVEN THE DENIED VISA! – Mr. BN Pai to Sriman Rampa’ji

          Sir, despite many requests over the years to provide one iota of proof regarding my allegedly rejected US visa, he has never been able to do so! If I haven’t even ATTEMPTED to apply (let alone go and apply), where does the question of “didn’t get his visa” arise?

          The poor simple-minded fellow – let us not berate him too much, sir. Because, after all – his state of well-being and happiness is of great importance to me. (Hint: I have sold off all my entertainment systems after I got addicted to Sir Rampa’s Jokes). 🙂

          • @ Pincode Pai is hilarious. Now he blames me for things I didn’t say!! One should wonder why he often reaches this level of delusion in response to my benign post on a positive thing that Bharatha has achieved over years!! Unsurprisingly, his behavior can be perfectly explained based on the fact that he is held hostage in a remote cell with no windows. Sanity is the first thing that flies out of those non-existing windows when you are given a single-point agenda and forced to post false things on daily basis!! Sincerely feel bad for him.

            @ Joker Pinto wants a proof when he provides plenty on daily basis!! LOL Look at the amount of ‘dwesha’ he spews against Doddanna while trying hard to ignore a common thread that binds all the incidents at vimaana nildaana!! His aadu-jeevitham experience seems to be driving every post on this forum. Oh well…

          • Delirious Original R. Paimaam is under grave illusion. He has begun first to see “a remote cell with no windows” and then to crown this delusion with madness, he says “Sanity is the first thing that flies out of those non-existing windows”!!!

            FIRST TELLS ABOUT “NON-EXISTING WINDOW” AND THEN SAYS “SOMETHING IS FLYING OUT OF THAT NON-EXISTING WINDOW” !!!

            SOMEBODY, PLEASE HELP ! I HAVE REAL AND SERIOUS CONCERN FOR HIM. MAY BE, LIKE MANY OTHER “RSS GSB” RELIGIOUS BEGOT, HE TOO IS DISLIKED BY MANY, BUT OH NO! DO NOT LET HIM BECOME IGNOMINIOUS. HE REALLY DESERVES AND REQUIRES SYMPATHY AND COMPASSION!

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