WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The US Congress passed a resolution acknowledging the valuable contributions of the Indian-American community and graduates from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in America. Sponsored by Representative Subramanian Raja Krishnamoorthi, the resolution highlights the significant impact of Indian Americans on US society and commends IIT graduates for their commitment to research, innovation, and international cooperation.

Krishnamoorthi, representing Illinois’s 8th congressional district, emphasized that the presence of Indian-Americans enriches the United States, and IIT graduates have played a pivotal role in various professions and disciplines. The resolution, passed in the 118th Congress, aims to honor the technological, scientific, and economic innovations attributable to IIT graduates.

The recognition comes at a time when Indian students’ enrollment in the US has seen a remarkable increase. According to last year’s data from the US Embassy and Consulates, the number of international students from India studying in the US rose by 35%, reaching an all-time high of 268,923 students in the academic year 2022-23. Indian students now constitute over 25% of the total international student population in the United States.

US Ambassador Eric Garcetti applauded this achievement, stating, “Each and every Indian student in the United States and the families supporting their success deserve recognition for this achievement.” He emphasized that the decision to study abroad, particularly in the United States, represents a valuable investment by both students and their families, fostering stronger ties between the two countries.

The resolution also underscores the dedication of IIT graduates to research, innovation, and trade promotion. Notable figures like Google’s Sundar Pichai, Twitter’s former CEO Parag Agrawal, and IBM’s chairman Arvind Krishna, all IIT alumni, have exemplified this commitment in leading major US companies.

This recognition builds on a tradition that began in 2005 when the US Congress, in its 109th session, acknowledged the contributions of IIT graduates. House Resolution 227, co-sponsored by former Congressman Bobby Jindal, celebrated the efforts of IITians in various fields.