Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), along with the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in partnership with EducationUSA Bengaluru organized a virtual presentation as part of the U.S. Mission to India’s 100-in-100 campaign.
Commemorating the first 100 days of a new U.S. presidential administration has been a tradition of the American political system since 1930. Every presidential administration since then has taken the opportunity to articulate a bold agenda for its first 100 days in office.The U.S. Mission to India is using the first 100 days of the Biden administration to engage robustly with youth across India through meaningful conversations about the future of the U.S.-India relationship.
The Honorable Vice-Chancellor of MAHE, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M.D. Venkatesh inaugurated the program, which is a part of 100 in 100 campaign, in a high-profile virtual event attended by the students and teaching staff of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Institute of Communication, and the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations. The vice-chancellor in his address emphasized the significance of enhancing bilateral partnership for education and building a more prosperous and sustainable world. He stated that the two countries cooperating on reforms of higher education, would improve student and faculty exchanges, thus promoting equity and access in education.
Ms. Cori Bickel, Press Officer, U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in her presentation on U.S.-India relations stated that the two largest democracies in the world share mutual interests in many areas, and the shared ideals should bring India and America closer. Education is one among many such shared interests. The United States is the top global destination for international students, attracting students from almost every country across the globe. Indian students in the United States are a huge success story for our relationship. Indian students enrich our universities and colleges, diversify our campuses, contribute to the American economy, and build lifelong bonds with Americans.
Ms. Anita Bose Natarajan, Adviser, EducationUSA Bangalore at Yashna Trust presented graduate opportunities in the U.S primarily for students seeking a Master’s and/or Ph.D. degree in the U.S. She underlined the importance of building skills outside the academic offerings, which will contribute to overall personality development and building institution as a whole.
Dr. Raghu Radhakrishnan, Director, International Collaboration concluded the meeting expressing his gratitude to the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, and EducationUSA Bangalore at Yashna Trust. He lauded the efforts of the U.S. Mission to India for engaging students at 100 secondary schools and universities throughout the country in the first 100 days of the new administration.