RGU: Interaction on ‘educational opportunities in USA’ conducted

RONO HILLS, May 14: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) international cell in collaboration with career counselling and placement cells conducted an interaction on ‘educational opportunities in USA’ with Kolkata US Consulate here on Tuesday.

Vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha, in his presidential address, motivated the students to expand their horizons and explore future prospects. He stressed on having specific, clear and meticulous academic goals in life and said that the USA is one of the advanced countries which promote transparency, fairness and inclusivity to imply that students not only pursue their studies overseas but also grab career opportunities.

Registrar Dr. N. T. Rikam, in his introductory remark, said that this interaction would facilitate the students to pursue their further studies in the USA and how they could avail the opportunities offered by the US Consulate. He noted that the rich cultural heritage and biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh and its people hold immense potential for cross-cultural endeavours.

International cell chairman-cum-dean (social sciences) Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri said that this event would expand academic horizons of the students by making them aware of various opportunities in the USA.

Finance officer in-charge-cum-international cell convenor Dr. David Pertin termed the joint initiative of RGU & the US Consulate as a remarkable benchmark as it would shape careers of many students academically and professionally while dean (students’ welfare) Prof. Hui Tag termed this visit as a dream as the USA is known for its world class infrastructure and resources.

Education is one of the mediums through which India and USA people could come together which is one of the objectives of the visit, said US Consulate assistant public affairs officer Juan Clar. There are large number of students enrolled in various USA universities in various programmes now, he said and encouraged the students to dream big as the process is attainable through a systematic and authentic manner.

Another US Consulate official Aishwarya Mondal highlighted various under graduate programmes available online and designed to inform the students of application processes.

Giving a virtual presentation, USIE Foundation (USIEF) advisor Sohini Jana explained basic steps to apply for studies in the USA. The USIEF has its social handles with information which can be accessed at @educationusaindia.

Lauding students for their active participation in survey on awareness and attitude towards studying in the USA, YRG Care Sandhya Krishnan briefed on importance of a clear vision about future career prospects.

The event concluded after a question and answer session on the spot survey by the visitors from Kolkata, according to a RGU release.

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