GUWAHATI, Nov 22 - For the first time in its history, the United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF) organised an edu-fair in the north-eastern region of the country today at the 185-year-old Cotton Collegiate Government HS School here, said a press release.
Around 150 students of classes XI and XII along with the teachers of Cotton Collegiate HS School and its partner schools which are registered with the authorities concerned in the name of this historic school, took part in the event enthusiastically.
USIEF organised the event jointly with Cotton Collegiate Government HS School and the Cotton Collegiate Alumni Association.
Representatives of altogether 13 US universities and colleges took part in the fair. The representatives of the 13 US institutions of higher learning explained in detail the procedures for admission of the foreign students, particularly from the non-English speaking countries, to their institutions. They also explained to the students of Cotton Collegiate HS School and its partner schools, the process to obtain scholarships by the students in the United States.
Among the US academic institutions taking part in the fair, one was a community college, while there are a couple of institutions � like Illinois Institute of Technology � which have engineering programmes.
There are five to six US institutions among the participant institutions, which are also offering engineering and other technological education in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
Prior to the beginning of the fair, an inaugural function was held, which was addressed by Principal of the Cotton Collegiate HS School Baladev Bora, Cotton Collegiate Alumni Association president Dr JC Nath and its working president Dr Satyendra Kumar Choudhury, among others.