Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America, India advocates U.S. policies and promotes the dialogue between the United States and India by providing free and open access to information about the U.S. to Indians. Visit us at the American Center in New Delhi to attend a film screening, speaker program or other event, check out a book, or to learn more about educational opportunities in the United States.

The Press Section

The Press Section coordinates media outreach for the Embassy. As the primary contact for public inquiries about American policy in India, it represents American viewpoints to local media by way of press releases, press conferences, speaker programs and journalist training programs. In addition, the Section reports on the Indian media and public reactions, keeping U.S. policymakers abreast of Indian public opinion.

Cultural Affairs Section

The Cultural Affairs Section promotes the dialogue between Indians and Americans.  The section manages all U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchange programs between the United States and India. These programs promote personal, professional, and institutional ties between private citizens and organizations in the United States and abroad, as well as by presenting U.S. history, society, art and culture in all of its diversity to overseas audiences.  The Cultural Affairs Section also manages the North India public affairs programs, which includes the U.S. speaker program and other outreach events that promote the U.S. strategic goals in India.

American Center Library

The American Center Library is a lending library, as well as a wi-fi equipped resource center, open to the general public. Providing access to books, magazines, and research databases as well as to the Internet, the Library serves as a valuable resource to the inquiring public. Library staff provide professional research assistance to students and scholars.  The Library also serves as the venue for American Center events such as debates, speaker presentations, and cultural programs.

American Corners contain resources about the United States and for English-language learners; provide Internet access; and host events.

Regional English Language Office

Based at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports the professional development of English language teachers.  It also partners with English language teaching institutions from the public and private sectors in order both to improve the quality of teaching and to promote mutual understanding between the host countries and the United States of America.  The region includes three countries:  India, Afghanistan, and Bhutan.

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USIEF’s EducationUSA Advising Services (EAS) provide accurate, comprehensive and current information to students who are interested in pursuing higher education and scholarships in the U.S. We do not endorse or rank any college or university but guide students in their pursuit of a U.S. degree. Specialized seminars and workshops on admission application procedures and strategies, education fairs and pre-departure orientation programs are held all the year round. USIEF advising centers are located at New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

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