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Kent State University Continued To Attract Indian Students Despite The Pandemic

The popularity of the university amongst Indians can be gauged from the fact that despite the outbreak of the pandemic there was no decline in the number of students from India who got enrolled in the various courses at the University.

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Kent State University, Ohio, USA, is a public research university. It has attracted many Indian students to pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate university programmes. The popularity of the university amongst Indians can be gauged from the fact that despite the outbreak of the pandemic there was no decline in the number of students from India who got enrolled in the various courses at the University.

“One of the distinctive features of Kent State University is the internationalization of our community. We are privileged to welcome and support students from India in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate degrees, as our Indian students rank among the top in their classes and are enthusiastic participants in the life of the university.

Kent State University is made better with each and every student from India who calls Kent home during their studies,’’ says the Senior Vice President and Provost of KSU, Dr Melody Tankersley. Dr Tankersley is also a professor of Special Education and has taught students with emotional and behavioural disorders.

KSU has a Kent Indian Association that helps new Indian students find a home away from home for nearly 1000 Indian students who study there. They host cultural programmes on Holi and Diwali. This association is particularly helpful for students who arrive from India for the first time in the USA.

“Indian Students at Indian students at Kent State University stand out both quantitatively and qualitatively. They positively impact our community. They take their studies seriously, engage in campus life and – not least – are exquisitely kind young people,’’ says Marcello Fantoni, Vice President of Global Education at KSU. He has taught historical studies in architecture and urban design.

KSU has a centre in India which was established a decade back in 2012. In 2022 more than 350 new students from India have enrolled from India in the spring and fall of 2022 says Jyotsna Misra who heads the India operations.

KSU also organizes faculty visits and student interaction from Kent with Indian institutions.

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