ELS group of US Universities visited Manav Rachna International University on 24h September 2012

ELS group of US Universities visited Manav Rachna International University on 24h September 2012. The ELS Group of US Universities is supported by United State Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and U.S Commercial Service. The ELS group consists of premium and well ranked large public and private institutions including Texas Tech. University of Cincinnati and Marquette University. They have niche programs offering wide variety of major disciplines spanning from Applied Science, Engineering, Technology and Management. The visiting institutions offer scholarships for international students as well. The team from US universities interacted and provided information to interested students about opportunities at their Universities.

The representatives from US Universities received a warm welcome at MRIU. Dr. O.P Bhalla, Hon’ble Chancellor, Dr.N.C.Wadhwa, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Mr. Prashant Bhalla, SVP, Col K.S. Gujral, Director IEC graced the occasion with their presence. The representatives also met the Management, Deans, faculties of FET, FMS and FAS, which was followed by addressing issues on Global Trends in Management and Engineering by University Speakers.

Lisa Magliozzo Director- Member Strategic Support Services, from ELS progress the introduction of all the representatives of US Universities

The First speaker Mr. Daniel Erickson, Director –International Students and Scholar Services at Louisiana Tech University spoke about how the University has to prepare students for tomorrow, with good leadership skills. He also provided information on NANO Technology, Bio Mechanical Engineering & Civil Engineering.

Second Speaker Mr. Mrinal Mugdh Varma from University of Houston –Clear Lake shared his views on how students are academically prepared in US, which intensively focus on interpersonal skills, communication & team work. He also shared the importance of the role of the Advisory Group. The emphasis was also on the advantage students had in studying abroad.

University Representatives were grouped in 3 different areas as per their specialization [Management & Business, Engineering, and Applied Sciences] for one on one interaction with students.



TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – Shelby L. Cearley, Director of Graduate & International Admissions.

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY- Ms. Jacqueline Arcuri-Asst. Director

LEWIS UNIVERSITY- Claudia Caitano Maloney, Assistant Director-D.S.O. International Admissions & Recruitment

OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY- Ms. Jennifer Basile-Asst. Director of Intl. Admissions.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS- Brock Holland International Students & Scholar Advisor

LOUSIANA TECH UNIVERSITY- Daniel Erickson, Director-International Students and Scholar Services

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON- Mrinal Mugdh Varma, Associate VP for Academic Affairs

SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL- Ms. Doreth Rutten, International Recruitment Officer

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI- Frank J. Merendino Assistant Director for International Partnerships

SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY- Maxine Adekoya, Assistant Director-Graduate International Recruitment

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY- Laura Kinard, International Graduate Admissions Coordinator