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Strong interest in US UG programmes

Students get to learn more about US varsities at fair

education Updated: Nov 09, 2011 16:07 IST
HT Education Correspondent

The recently concluded, ‘US Universities Fair’ helped clear doubts of many aspirants planning to study in the United States of America. The fair was organised by The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, a not-for-profit organisation.

Close to 34 representatives from various US universities participated in the fair and offered detailed information about their institutions and programmes to enthusiastic students. Says Pulkit Agarwal, a Class 12 student at Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, “I got to know about the fair through HT Education and came to clarify my doubts around studying sciences and engineering in the US.”

Ask him if the interaction was fruitful and he says, “Yes, it was. It helped me understand the admissions process of US varsities. Also, I gathered enough information on scholarships and funding options,” he says.

The fair provided a platform to students and university representatives to connect, hold one-on-one sessions with admissions officers and get reliable, authentic information about their programmes.

“The response has been overwhelming; We can see a very strong interest in the undergraduate programmes. The primary reason for most Indian students looking at undergraduate programmes can be the limited capacity of Indian varsities to entertain students,” says Renuka Raja Rao, country co-ordinator, USIEF.

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