Team of the United States Embassy today visited the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad (IIIT-A) and interacted with senior students and research fellows on the issues of opportunities for higher education in the US. The team also discussed visa-related issues.
The US Embassy team also visited Allahabad University later in the day and is scheduled to meet senior students and faculty at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology on Wednesday.
Education Advisor at the US Embassy Syed Khalid Jamal said there was no system for endorsing or ranking any college or university. “We guide students in the areas of test preparation, placement, language training and visa procurement. We hold specialised seminars and workshops on application procedures and strategies, education fairs and pre-departure orientation programmes all year round,” he said.
Jamal added that US-India Educational Foundation’s (USIEF) initiative, Education USA, provides advisory services in this regard and its centres are located in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. USIEF is an initiative to promote better understanding between the two countries through educational exchange in higher studies.