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US body woos Indian students

The US Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) has decided to rope in Indian students studying in the US to push higher education opportunities in that country. The USEFI will hold educational fairs across India starting this summer, encouraged by the huge response to its inaugural US university alumni fair here.

“We plan to hold more fairs involving Indian students who are presently studying in the US and will represent their colleges,” USEFI country coordinator (educational advising services) Vijaya Khandavilli said. “These fairs will be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and also probably in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad once each in summer and winter.”

The first educational fair, with the innovative idea of having Indian alumni representing their colleges, saw 15 leading US institutions participate. These included Columbia University, University of Texas, Bryant University, University of Colorado, State University of New York, University of Wyoming and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mr. Khandavilli expressed surprise at the response to the inaugural fair that saw more than 300 students file in for the four-hour long University Alumni Fair.

(The Economic Times)

 
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