Hyderabad: American Telugu Association (ATA) on Saturday has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) to assist Telugu students in pursuing higher education in the US and Canada.
Speaking at a press briefing about the MoU, TSCHE Chairman Papi Reddy said the collaboration will help students check the authenticity of degrees and universities.
“It will also help Telangana improve its higher education standards to match those of the US,” he added.
ATA president Karnakar Asireddy said that about 30,000 Telugu students pursue higher education in the US every year, with 90 per cent of them opting for IT courses.
“We want to guide our youth towards other lucrative higher education courses including commerce, law, mechanical engineering, and accounting degrees as well. The students also do not have much idea about career options, local laws and cultural customs and we can guide them in those aspects as well,” he said.
Counselling in city likely
Telugu students aspiring for higher studies in the US and Canada may soon get to avail free counselling sessions at the office of the TSCHE.
Speaking to Telangana Today, TSCHE Vice Chairman Prof V Venkata Ramana said the collaboration between ATA and TSCHE holds plenty of possibilities.
“The ATA members frequently visit Hyderabad, and we can arrange for meetings with them at our office so that students who have doubts regarding their higher studies prospects in the US and Canada can come seek advice,” he said.