100 SRM students gear up for semester abroad

Published: 30th July 2014 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2014 07:35 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: A ‘semester abroad program’ function for the outgoing batch of SRM University was held at Dr TP Ganesh auditorium on Thursday.

The university, which has been sending around 100 students every year to attend one semester in colleges like MIT, Harvard Medical College, Carnegie Melon etc, is all set to sen 100 students to study in prestigious foreign universities with a  scholarship. The batch will be leaving before September this year.

“I am very excited to study abroad, I really thank my faculty for selecting me,” says Merlin Peter, a final year student of Genetic engineering. She is among the fifteen students selected to spend a semester at the Harvard Medical College.

India constitutes the second largest single foreign students group in the United States of America. Around 1, 00,000 Indians are currently pursuing higher education in the states and with under 3, 00,000 American students studying overseas, India is soon becoming their favourite destination.

“There is no exposure more powerful than the exposure one can get from studying abroad. We welcome more students from India and abroad,” says Dr Shanna Surendra, Cultural Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Chennai.

The Obama-Singh knowledge initiative (OSI) and Fulbright Nehru grants are a few fellowships awarded to Indian students to study in America.

“Providing quality education is our main aim, and we shall explore more and create more opportunities for our students to flourish,” conveys Dr TP Ganesan, Pro vice chancellor and vice chancellor in charge of SRM University.

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