RGU bid to offer students a break to study in USA

RONO HILLS, May 14: The International Cell, RGU in collaboration with IQAC, Career Counselling and Placement Cells, RGU conducted an interaction programme on ‘Educational Opportunities in USA’ with support from the US Consulate, Kolkata.

Chairing the programme, RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha motivated the students to expand their horizons and explore their future prospects. He emphasized on having specific, clear and meticulous academic goals in life. He noted how the USA is one of the advanced countries which promote transparency, fairness and inclusivity therefore implying students to not only pursue their further studies overseas but also grab career-related opportunities.

RGU Registrar Dr N T Rikam noted that this interaction will facilitate the students to pursue their further studies in the United States and how they could avail the opportunities extended to them by the US Consulate, Kolkata. He also expressed “the rich cultural heritage and biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh and its people which hold immense potential for cross-cultural endeavours”.

The Chairman of International Cell, RGU and Dean of Social Sciences, Prof Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, in his short speech, expressed that this event will expand the academic horizons of the students as they will be aware about various opportunities in the USA.

Finance officer in-charge, RGU and Convenor of the International Cell, Dr David Pertin termed the joint initiative of RGU & the US Consulate, Kolkata as “a remarkable benchmark” as it will certainly shape many of the careers of students academically and professionally.

Dean of Students Welfare of RGU, Prof Hui Tag highlighted that visiting the US is “a dream” of all because of its world class infrastructure and resources.

Asstt Public Affairs Officer of US Consulate (Kolkata), Juan Clar expressed that one of the mediums through which people of India and US can come together is through education, which is one of the objectives of their organization. As there are currently a huge number of students enrolled in various universities in a wide range of programmes in the US, he encouraged the students to “dream big” as the process is attainable if done through a systematic and authentic manner.

Another official from the US Consulate (Kolkata), Aishwarya Mondal also informed about their numerous programs available online such as Under Graduate programs which are designed to inform the students of the application processes.

Meanwhile, Sohini Jana (Advisor of USIE Foundation) gave an online presentation and explained the basic steps of applying for further studies in the USA.

Among others, Dr Arnab Ghosh, a member of the International Cell of RGU & Asstt Professor in Zoology; Dr Proshanto Kumar Saha, HoD Psychology, RGU also spoke on the occasion, which witnessed enthusiastic participation of scores of students and faculties of various departments of RGU marked with Q&A rounds and an on the spot survey by the visitors from Kolkata.