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Students told about study opportunities in America

THE NUMBER of Indian students going to United States of America for higher studies is far more than the number of students going to UK or Australia. The American universities provide many scholarships and many talented students miss the opportunity because of lack of awareness.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2006 14:24 IST

THE NUMBER of Indian students going to United States of America for higher studies is far more than the number of students going to UK or Australia. The American universities provide many scholarships and many talented students miss the opportunity because of lack of awareness.

Professor Michael Greenstein from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, USA, said this while addressing media persons during his visit to Indore for a seminar today organised by Indian Institute of Careers and Higher Education (IICHE). Professor Greenstein mentioned that the US degree has high value in all parts of the world. He further informed that around 75,000 Indian students join American universities every year.

Indian Institute of Careers and Higher Education Director Nitin Goel informed that the institute invited Professor Greenstein to Indore to provide detailed information to students about studies in America. Goel added that IICH is among top three institutes in India that provide education consultation and training for GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL and other such exams for international studies. The consultation fee is Rs 5,500.

Goel informed that large numbers of students from Indore now aspire to pursue their bachelor, masters and PhD programmes in foreign universities. US is the favourite destination because of the financial aid in studies. According to Goel, awareness about the options available is very crucial for the career of youth.

IICHE has students coming in from all over India. The faculty here is trained and educated in foreign universities. IICHE provides training, assistance in obtaining visa, passport and also in applying to foreign universities.

The counselling even includes applying for scholarships. Most of the universities provide scholarship on merit basis. IICHE has more than 1,500 students preparing and going to United States and Canada.

IICHE’s students study with 100 per cent financial aid in the US/Canadian Universities. Professor Greenstein stated that the Polytechnic University has produced three Noble Prize winners and many experts in their respective fields. He said that American Universities get 13 billion dollar business from foreign students.