Budding managers on Thursday were enlightened on how to get admission into US colleges or apply for a Fulbright Scholarship scheme.
At a discussion organised by American Corner (a branch of American Library, Calcutta), students of Indian Institute of Business Management, several such queries were answered by Joanne Joria, director, American Center. She is on a visit to IIBM (the institution which has provided space to American Corner on its campus).
Rahul, a student of postgraduate diploma in management, said he was very happy to interact with Joria. “I got to know from Joria that the American Center in Calcutta holds training session for students who are interested in applying to US colleges. Her lecture was very interesting.”
After the interaction with students, Joria also addressed a news meet in which she talked about the initiatives taken by American Center.
“American Corner is run by the US embassy. It was set up with the aim of providing reliable information about the US through its various programmes. It is the first place to visit for accurate information about political, cultural and social trends. The corner is equipped with the latest information from print and electronic media. The collection includes reference books, CDs, video-cassettes and others. Internet facility is also available at the centre.”
Shevanti Narayan, regional officer, United States-India Educational Foundatio, who was present on this occasion talked about a drop in the number of Indian students applying to educational institutions in the US.