NIT Srinagar hosts webinar on overview of higher education opportunities in US

Committed to developing quality leadership qualities in students: Prof Sehgal

Srinagar: The Department of Training and Placement, National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Wednesday hosted a webinar on Overview of the Higher Education Opportunities in the US in collaboration with United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF).
Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal said the objective of such webinars is aimed to bridge the gap between industry and academia, through mutually exploring the opportunities for professional students towards better growth and development.
He said the placement cell of NIT Srinagar is committed to developing quality leadership qualities in our students. The main function of this cell is to accomplish the basic needs of the corporate world, Prof Sehgal said.
In his message, Registrar NIT, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari said the primary aim of this lecture was that students would be updated with current opportunities in higher education and such sessions will be held in the future also.
Advisor EducationUSA, New Delhi, Ms. Rupali Verma provided in-depth details about the opportunities for the students in the U.S. She also provided a comprehensive overview of the U.S. admissions and application processes of various institutions.
Ms Rupali also spoke about reasons to choose U.S. as a study destination (myths versus reality) while shortlisting universities. Financing studies through different sources of funding and discussed how to cut costs.
She also described components of the application process – standardized tests for undergraduate students including the GRE/GMAT and English proficiency test.
Ms Rupali further said EducationUSA is a worldwide network of more than 400 Advising Centers in 170+ countries. There are eight EducationUSA Centers in India. Each year USIEF holds dozens of academic or professional workshops,” she said.
Head Training and Placement officer and Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Dr. Obbu Chandra Sekhar said the webinar was attended by around 200 participants and in future, placement cell will be hosting such sessions to bridge the gap between students and industries.
“In the past also, placement cell has conducted several drives in the NIT Srinagar, so that our students will be able to explore opportunities in the future,” he said.
A formal vote of thanks was presented by Syed Aga Hadi, Placement Coordinator (CRC) for the Academic year 2021-2022. He thanked all distinguished speakers and students for making the event successful.


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