Zeeshan Ali has been selected from India and the first Muslim to be selected from Bihar for the prestigious 2010-11, Fulbright FLTA Fellowship. The Fulbright FLTA Fellowship is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education, USA. Established in 1946 to support educational exchange of students and scholars, there are over 50 countries that participate in this Fulbright Program. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges their academic placement and supervises them during their stay in the United States.
Zeeshan Ali is a former student from the Nazareth Academy, Gaya and has done her Intermediate, Graduate and Masters in English from Patna University. She is currently employed as Assistant Professor of English at Maulana Azad College of Engineering and Technology,Patna.
I am privileged to be her PhD supervisor as I have been to the only other Fulbrighters from Bihar Dr. Smriti Singh, faculty at IIT Patna and Dr. Joita Dhar currently teaching at Amity University. Both these people have made a difference to their academic environments and needless to say I am very proud of them. I hope Zeeshan can follow their worthy examples.
This program brings some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants’ insight into U.S. society and values. Upon completion of the program, the fellows intake leadership positions in their home countries, often working at universities. As a result of the program, FLTA alumni return with a high proficiency in the best that is known and thought of in this world..