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US & Indian Universities Collaborate for Research & Academic Excellence

Mar 20, 2024

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Exciting developments are brewing in the education sector as US universities are forging stronger bonds with their counterparts in India. Their focus? Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, and Technology – areas that are really important for advancing mankind. 

In April 2023, the Association of American Universities (AAU) formed a task force dedicated to enhancing United States-India University Partnerships. Through regular meetings, their goal is to tackle challenges in higher education and scientific research. Recent discussions emphasized scaling up research collaborations and student exchanges to boost internships and apprenticeships for students planning for higher study in USA

As we say research collaborations, you can expect a groundbreaking partnership between India and America! They are teaming up to explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on healthcare. Under the Biden administration's guidance, the 'US-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology’ task force is also set to focus on semiconductor technology to boost industries and technology in the world’s two largest democratic countries.

For discussion on these factors, recent visits of the US consulates and the Institute of International Education (IIE) at Indian government offices, and the top Indian universities like IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru, Mahindra University, and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management are signals for this exciting collaborations. Additionally, there are reports by IIE that talks have even touched upon the possibility of establishing an international branch campus in India.

Also, get ready for some big changes in the world of research and academia! According to AAU, while around 70 institutions in the US are conducting large-scale research, India mostly has smaller setups. But with this India-US partnership, we could see a surge in research institutions on both sides. The team of delegates also highlighted that US universities will get a chance to learn about India's Chandrayaan space mission which was a world feat in such a reasonable budget! As of now, India allocated only 0.7% of its GDP to research and development (R&D), but with AAU's support, we can expect a significant boost in this sector as well. They also point out that out of a million international students heading to America each year, over 25% are from India! Which is huge! Plus, according to a report by the IIE, India tops the list for students on Optional Practical Training (OPT), with 69,062 students in the academic year 2022-23. 

In wrapping up, if you are an Indian student eyeing a STEM education in USA, this is your moment! With such collaborations between these economic powerhouses of the world, your career prospects are brighter than ever. Also, despite election years in both countries and potential immigration debates that are a hot issue in the USA, these collaborations between India and the USA ensure a safe path for Indian students without any repercussions.  For the latest admission guidance and updates on your dream destination, stay tuned with KC Overseas Education.

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