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75% H-1B visas issued to Indian software engineers: Report

The study was conducted to study the digital divide in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workplaces.

Nearly 31.7% of the world's total STEM graduates are from India, according to a new study. Image - Twitter @STEMLearningUK

According to NTT Data's latest report 70 percent of H-1B visas - work permits for highly skilled immigrants - issued by the United States go to Indian software engineer and 40 percent of all foreign-born engineers in cities like Seattle are from India.

The research titled 'Bridging the Skills Gap – Towards an Equal Workplace' revealed that over a million scientists and engineers in the U.S. are of Indian origin as nearly 31.7 percent of the world's total STEM graduates come from the country.

The findings also reported that the percentage of women in STEM fields was considerably increasing. 28 percent of the STEM workforce in the U.S. and almost 26.7 percent of the entire IT workforce comprise women as of 2022. It also shows that 62 percent of India employers intend to hire more women in STEM in FY 2023-24.

The results were compiled based on a survey of 250 employers from different organizations of 12 sectors spread across 15 Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. with an increasing number of women in the workforce.

"The domain of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has long been suffering from a massive gender disparity. With women representing just about a quarter of the STEM workforce globally, it's time we set out to answer the burning questions pertaining to this divide,” Sachin Alug, CEO, of Next Level Business Services, said.