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SILCHAR, Sept 23: “There are ample opportunities for higher studies in different disciplines in the United States of America for Indian students. To qualify for admission, a student with requisite qualification has to go though tests and examitions to prove their credentials”, said Sudarshan Saha, education USA advising coorditor of the Foundation, American Centre, Kolkata. He was addressing the assembly of teachers and students as well as jourlists as chief-guest and main speaker in a semir organized by the career guidance cell of Gurucharan College in association with United States-India Education Foundation in the auditorium of the college today. Presenting the semir through a PowerPoint presentation, Saha said that there are over 700 universities and more than 35,000 undergraduate level colleges in the country, but there is an acute shortage of PG level institutes.
There are more than 1700 world class institutes in the United States of America. The academic establishments in US are known for their flexibility in the education system. The students design their own course schedule according to their academic interests. The institutes provide generous fincial assistance and scholarships to meritorious students. Besides, the students can avail themselves of practical training opportunities in the US corporate sector after passing out from American educatiol establishments.
Saha said that while applying for admissions in US colleges, the interested applicants have to submit an essay describing their career goals and how by pursuing the course of their choice in their chosen institute will help them in this regard. He gave a brief outline about the admission process to the students. He said that interested students should first make a shortlist of the institutes where they want to apply for admissions and sit in for certain qualifying examitions including Graduate Record Examition (GRE), Graduate Magement Admission Test (GMAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) among others.
After getting the test results, they should submit applications to the institutes based on the marks obtained by them in the qualifying examitions. After that they should apply for student visa. Saha said that there are innumerable career and research opportunities in USA. Bibhas Deb, principal of the college, welcomed the distinguished guests, teacher and students while Joydeep Bhattacharjee, associate professor, department of commerce of the college, offered vote of thanks. Others who spoke on the occasion included Shankar Ghosh, department of bio-technology, Assam University, and Ashis Bhattacharjee, vice-principal of the college. The programme was anchored by Dr. Apratim g, department of physics, G C College, ably.