USIEF to organise a Fair on November 3 for students interested in pursuing higher studies in America.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will organise a 'US University Fair' here on November 3 for students desirous to pursue higher studies in America.

Representatives from over 50 US universities will participate in the fair and will provide detailed information about their programmes ranging from undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level.

USIEF executive director Adam J Grotsky said, "USIEF is committed to helping Indian students find accredited US universities that are the best fit for their academic and professional needs and goals. We welcome Indian students to obtain genuine and relevant advice from us through these fairs, which have gained tremendous popularity over the years."

The fair is being organised in partnership with the Institute of International Education.

It is being held a few months after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while addressing the US-India Higher Education Dialogue, had emphasised the importance of greater cooperation between the two countries in the field of higher education.

Organisers said the education fair is an important part of the US government's effort to make "trustworthy and reliable" information available to prospective Indian students.

They said the fair will provide students with the unique opportunity to get accurate, comprehensive and current information on various programs offered by the attending universities and specific information on the entire admission cycle.

Students can also meet with admissions officers and get reliable information about their programmes of interest, standardised tests and financial aid. A consular officer from the US Embassy will familiarise students with the student visa process.