Tuesday, December 5, 2023

USA is a vibrant hub for higher studies: U S Consulate

US Universities Alumni: India Connect Programme educates students

Jamshedpur : The land of Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore is increasingly becoming an exciting destination for higher education, especially for students from eastern India. Acting Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Consulate Jay Treloar on Friday said that Indians form the second largest group of international students enrolled at US universities � their number has doubled in last one decade. Students from Jamshedpur and Ranchi are also keenly taking interest to study in US.

Treloarwas talking to newsmen on the sidelines of the U.S. Universities Alumni: India Connect Programme at Centre for Excellence on Friday. The U S Consulate General in Kolkata in collaboration with the NGO Indo-American Center, Washington D.C. and EducationUSA/USIEF (United States India Education Foundation), hosted the event.

Treloar informed that according to estimates there are 1.86 lakh Indian students in the US during 2016-17. “India happens to be the largest sender of students to the US after China. In fact, one in every six international students in the US is an Indian,” Treloar added.

Inaugurating the fair at the Center for Excellence in Jamshedpur today, Acting Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Consulate Jay Treloar said, �There is no sector that better illustrates the mutual benefit of our relationship better than education, a priority sector in both the US and India. Education has become one of the main pillars in our bilateral strategic partnership. We already have a very strong history of cooperation in higher education.�

�USIEF and Education USA have played a major role in this achievement,� he said. �Education USA provides accurate, current, and comprehensive information on U.S. higher education. Currently, there are seven Education USA centers spread across in India, which employ more than 30 education advisors. The Education USA office for East and Northeast India is located in the American Center in Kolkata.�

ChandniWadhwani, adviser, U.S Department of State EducationUSA program at United States-India Educational Foundation, said that the daylong education information fair provided guidance on higher education opportunities in the U.S. to prospective Indian students.

The conference program underscored that studying at one of the 4,500 accredited U.S. colleges and universities offers a world class education, robust alumni communities, rewarding cross-cultural experiences, and a life-long engagement with the United States.

Similar daylong fairs are scheduled for Ranchi on August 25, Shillong on August 31, and Guwahati on September 1.

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