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NU hosts USIEF outreach programme

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By EMN Updated: Apr 11, 2024 9:42 pm
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Jhulan Ghosh and Megha Roy Chatterjee being felicitated by Prof. Akali Sema during the USIEF outreach programme at SAS: NU Medziphema campus, on April 9.

DIMAPUR — Nagaland University (NU), Kohima campus, hosted an outreach session on Fullbright Fellowship on April 9 at the conference hall of English department. The event was organised and conducted by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF).

The session was organised with an aim to provide valuable insights into the Fullbright Fellowship programme, which serves as a prestigious opportunity for academic and cultural exchange between the United States and other countries, an update the university stated.

During the session, Professor GT Thong, pro vice chancellor of Kohima campus, highlighted its importance in fostering international collaborations and enriching academic experiences. He commended the efforts of the organising committee for bringing together such a valuable initiative.

It stated that Jhulan Ghoshe and Megha Roy Chatterjee representing the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) were the resource persons. It added that their expertise and guidance provided the attendees with comprehensive information about Fullbright Fellowship programme, its application process and the opportunities it offers for academic and professional growth.

Professor Nigamananda Das, head of English department and the session coordinator, emphasised the overwhelming response from the audience. He underscored the importance of such sessions in empowering scholars and students with knowledge about prestigious international opportunities.

Similar programme was also conducted at the School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS): Nagaland University, Medziphema campus, on the same day.

It informed that USIEF will award approximately 100 Fulbright-Nehru and Fulbright-Kalam Fellowships to Indian applicants in 2025-2026.

The categories of fellowships included student awards to pursue a master’s degree or attend a US university as a visiting student researcher; scholars and teacher awards for academics, teachers and professionals to teach or conduct research in the US; and professional development programmes for university administrators and policymakers to develop leadership and specialised skills.

It stated that Jhulan Ghosh and Meghna Roy Chatterjee were the resource persons.

The pro vice chancellor of SAS: NU, Prof. Akali Sema, welcomed the team and expressed gratitude for the outreach programme, while Prof. L Daiho opined that the programme was an eye opener about opportunities that can be availed for serious and dedicated scholars and researchers.

Report stated that the event saw active participation from faculty, officers, research scholars and students.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 11, 2024 9:42:52 pm
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