US official visiting India to enhance educational partnership

PTI Washington | Updated on February 05, 2013

With the focus on helping India build up its community colleges, a senior US official is visiting the country to enhance an educational partnership between the two countries.

The US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine, during her three-day visit beginning today will highlight the breadth and depth of the India-US people-to-people relationship, particularly the strong educational partnership, the State Department said.

In New Delhi, Sonenshine will lead the US delegation to the conference ‘Mainstreaming Skills in Education’ on February 6-7, where she will deliver remarks on US support for India’s development of community colleges and the expansion of skills development education.

In a statement, the State Department said, the US delegation to this conference will include representatives from 12 community colleges.

During her travel, Sonenshine will meet with India officials to discuss US-India education collaboration.

She will also meet with Fulbright-Nehru scholars and will tour Indian historical preservation projects that receive funding from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Published on February 05, 2013

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