Bengaluru: After hugely successful student recruitment drives in 2017, top faculty of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are visiting India for their third drive between 7th – 15th April, and will be holding their sessions in Bengaluru on Sunday, 15th April.
During this recruitment drive, ASU engineering senior faculty will interact with future masters students who have applied to the university, as well as welcome all potential students to ASU by walking them through available courses and extra-curricular activities, as well as fielding questions from the students.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 for innovation (ahead of #2 Stanford and #3 M.I.T) ASU offers students the opportunity to enjoy more than 60 engineering student organizations and student professional societies, which provide leadership opportunities and hands-on experience. ASU also has a thriving entrepreneurship programme where enrolled students can start with original research, pitch business ideas and start companies as undergraduates and post baccalaureate students.
“International students bring diversity of experience and thought to the Fulton Schools of Engineering community,” said Dean Kyle Squires. “We welcome students from India. Including Indian students in our engineering community develops a graduating class that is prepared for the global field of engineering. The strong work ethic demonstrated by our students from India advances the culture of innovation that helped ASU maintain our number 1 ranking in innovation for three years in a row.”
The Fulton Schools of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the United States, with more than 450 Faculty, and a community of more than 21,000 engineering students from 121 countries. The school’s alumni network is more than 57,000 alumni worldwide. Students at the Fulton Schools are passionate about designing and making innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.
Students from New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai have applied for the undergraduate and graduate programmes at Arizona State University and if accepted, will not only gain top quality education, but will also have first-hand access to a thriving job market and entrepreneurship culture.
In 2016/17, for the second consecutive year, U.S. colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students, reaching a record high of 1.08 million. (Open Doors Report 2017). ASU believes that its focus on inclusion and its commitment that research and innovation is a priority and the fact that ASU has been ranked as the top public research university for international students (Open Doors report, 2017) sets it apart from other universities in the United States. This sentiment is also reflected in its high enrolment rates viz. international students. More than 13,000 students from 136 international countries, including more than 2,310 from India enrolled at Arizona State University for the 2016 fall session.
“ASU is the number 1 public institution chosen by international students,” added Tirupalavanam Ganesh, assistant dean in the Fulton Schools of Engineering. “I believe that this is because we have created opportunities for engineering students to build research skills and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. In particular, international students in engineering can interact with faculty and domestic students through our Masters Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) program. Fulton Schools of Engineering graduate students can apply for funding and faculty mentorship in the MORE program to gain experiences that will help prepare them for the workforce.”
Arizona State University focuses on and places high value on Indian STEM students and continues to ensure that they personally interact with them through these visits. They strive to help their students achieve optimal balance in their lives through a well thought out mix of academia, entrepreneurship and extra-curricular activities.