Mumbai: The Indo-American Society, a
non-profit organisation has decided to hold a summit on
education opportunities in the US.
The summit, to be inaugurated by Union Minister of Human
Resource Development Kapil Sibal, will be held here from July
30 to August 1.
The Society President, Dr V Rangaraj said though 1,05,000
students go to the US to pursue higher education, there are
4.5 lakh students, who for various reasons are unable to go
"We would create ideal framework of government policy,
partnerships models and access to networks that will enable
international education providers to tap this huge untapped
demand," he said.
The summit will see collaboration between educational
institutions, exchange programmes involving students, faculty
and researchers from both countries, he added.
US Consul General Paul Folmsbee said the summit will take
Indo-US relations to a higher level.
Education, which is one of the pillars of a growing
country, needs to be strengthened between the two countries,"
Sheriff of Mumbai, Indu Shahani said following the racial
attacks on Indian students in Australia, the number of
students going their for studies have come down significantly.