Washington-based Indo-American Center hosting educational events in four Indian cities

August and September events in Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Shillong and Guwahati will highlight educational opportunities in the US and offer resources.

The Washington, DC, -based Indo-American Center is hosting four educational events in eastern and northeastern Indian cities in the next three weeks. The four alumni fairs will highlight various higher educational opportunities available in the United States and help Indian students navigate through the admission process.

The first of the four fairs will be held in Jamshedpur, in the state of Jharkhand, on August 24.

Vinson Palathingal

The other three cities and dates are Ranchi, also in Jharkhand, on August 25; Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, on August 31; and Guwahati, in the state of Assam, on September 1.

Vinson X. Palathingal, Executive Director of the Indo-American Center, told The American Bazaar that aspiring Indian students will benefit from attending these fairs, which will share “vital information, contacts and other resources to help them pave their way to a successful higher education” in the United States.

He said the Center is tapping expert education counselors from the US Department of State, EducationUSA, the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF),  and representatives and international alumni of American universities to conduct these seminars.

Date Venue

8 am, August 24, 2018


Jamshedpur, Centre for Excellence, Jubilee Road, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001, India



8 am, August 25, 2018

, CAT Hall, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, India

8 am, August 31, 2018


Shillong,  St. Anthony’s College Bomfyle Road, East Khasi Hills Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India



8 am, September 1, 2018


Guwahati, Don Bosco Institute (DBI), Refinery Road, Kharghuli Guwahati, Assam 781004, India


“Admissions approach and application procedures for US universities may seem overwhelming for international students,” Palathingal said. “With the help of our expert counselors and mentors, we aim to assist students in every way possible.”

The Center has committed relationships with leading educational institutions across India and the US, he added.

The programs the nonprofit is promoting include summer programs, bachelors and masters degrees, and experiential exchanges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Palathingal said the Center’s unique position and experience gives it a definitive advantage, “as we are thoroughly acquainted with both the American and Indian education systems.”

More information on the event is available on the Center’s website useducation.guru.

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