Jamshedpur : The Indo American Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with XLRI conducted a workshop on ‘Prospects for Higher Education in the USA’. The venue was the XLRI New Campus in Learning Centre 2 Lecture Hall 33.
The workshop was introduced by Himadri Sarkar representing the Jamshedpur Chapter of the IACC. A K Srivastava , the chairman of the Jamshedpur Chapter delivered the welcome address. Vashwani , the president of the Eastern Region set the context and invited Dr Ashish Pani , Dean Academics , XLRI to deliver the theme address. Shreekant Mokashi, ex-Global CIO , Tata Steel, gave a perspective of how the IACC can further the cause of the education sector and the business sector in Jamshedpur.
Chief Guest Lee Calkins, Consular Section Chief, Consulate General of USA expounded on the objectives of the Consular office and its various services. It serves not only the 1.2 million visa applicants every year but has a large role to play for US Citizens staying outside USA. In short this office is the 1st level of security check for the USA.
He elaborated on the complete visa process including the various kinds of visas, how the process is different compared to other countries, how the visa can be filled online without the need for any middlemen, the various reasons why Visas get rejected and its implication etc.
He talked about the roles and services of Education USA who played the pivotal role in attracting foreign students to study in the USA. He also touched upon the list of certified universities in the USA who are authorised to impart education, the various courses offered, the various education qualifications which may be obtained. Indians he said form 18% of the inflow for education.
This was relevant to the various school students who had attended the session with their parents.
He talked about Select USA who play the key role for incentivising foreigners to invest in the USA. This was lapped up by the IACC JSR members many of whom are industrialists or corporate bosses. He talked about the thrust USA gives to innovative ideas and the various incentives offered.