Kolkata: The US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will be setting up Nehru Chairs in US varsities to enhance interaction not just within the academia but also to engage with the community at large.
"Recently we have seen a drop of about 15 per cent in the inbound students to India from the US.
We are trying to reach out to universities in India and bridge this gap," said Diya Dutt, Deputy Director, of USIEF said.
IIT Kharagpur and the USIEF organised a two-day joint workshop for universities in Eastern India themed -- Igniting Interest to Study in India: Best Practices to Attract Foreign Students on Your Campus.
IIT Kharagpur, which is extensively promoting its international outreach to bring in more foreign students for degree and non-degree programmes, has already set up a robust international relations mechanism to attract more number of students.
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