About the BookSubsequent to the heinous attack on the twin towers of World Trade Centre in Sept. 2001, the USA had made stringent regulations for immigrant students and reduced the H1-B job quota. As a result, the students were aiming at alternative destinations like Australia, Canada and European countries. However, the situation has again eased considerably. The US universities have also been holding ‘Study Melas’ since the last couple of years.
The book does not aim to encourage immigration to USA or any other country. It attempts to give necessary guidelines and information to aspiring immigrant students to USA so that immigration to and study and job in that country become possible without much problem. It presents necessary facts and figures, rules and regulations, hints and guidelines, pros and cons, etc. of going to the USA so that the prospective candidates and their parents/guardians or other resource persons can take necessary actions in time.
The book has been prepared by author’s own experience and knowledge of the related issues, and supplemented with information from many authentic sources. The statistics and figures have been painstakingly collected from various websites of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (US-CIS) of USA, yahoo.com, Microsoft.com, univisa.com, etc. After reading this book, the aspirants need not go to any consultant or advisor for their queries about immigration to and study and do some job in America, as convincing answers to all possible questions have been provided. On the basis of knowledge gained by reading this book, an average student of reasonable intelligence can successfully compete for admission and financial aid without attending any coaching class.About the Author/sSushil Kumar Srivastava is a mechanical engineer. Former MIE and M FPSI, he worked for 33 years in the Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL). He went to Australia for practical training and to Germany for attending a seminar. He has deeply studied various aspects of immigration, work and study abroad, particularly to USA. He has presented many papers and written several articles and books. Two of his books Study & Immigration in USA and Career Counseling & Guide have received overwhelming response.