Altogether 177 Indians would participate in the Fulbright programme of the US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) this year which is aimed at promoting mutual understanding between the people of the two countries,the Foundation said here.
The scholars,hailing from various cities across India,will pursue Fulbright projects in the US during the 2012-13 academic year in a variety of disciplines,including energy,agriculture,economics,education,environment,international relations,management and leadership development,media and communications,public administration,public health and science and technology,it said.
The USIEF is hosting a pre-departure orientation for the Fulbright scholars in Hyderabad from May 13-15.
“The Fulbright programme is one of the most prestigious educational and cultural exchange programmes around the world. Since its inception in 1950,USIEF has administered over 8,900 Fulbright fellowships to Indians and Americans. Thanks to the generous support of the Indian and the US governments,this year 177 Indians will participate in the Fulbright programme.
“We are happy to be hosting this year’s pre-departure orientation for Fulbright scholars in Hyderabad”,USIEF Executive Director Adam J Grotsky told reporters.