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India, which sends the largest number of STEM students to the United States, is making a sustained outreach with American universities to build knowledge partnerships.
As part of this effort to build knowledge partnerships, India's ambassador to the US Taranjt Singh Sandhu has intensified interactions with US universities.
"With over 200,000 Indian students in the US, and most of them in the STEM areas, collaboration in higher education, is an area of exciting possibilities. There are opportunities for student exchanges; online education; university-to-university collaborations. We hope that with its strong focus on India, UNC will take the lead in this area, said Sandhu in his address to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during one such interaction.
In the last few months, the senior Indian diplomat had interactive sessions with Arizona State University, Howard University, of which Vice President Kamala Harris is an alumna, The University of South Florida and The University of North Carolina, which has launched the Diplomatic Discussions series, with a conversation on the India-US partnership.