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    #PictureIt Photo Contest Celebrates Women!

    March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating with a photo contest just for women. The theme is: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: PictureIt! Check Facebook for contest photos.

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  • Aero India 2015

    United States Joins Aero India 2015

    Ambassador Verma opened the U.S. pavilion at Aero India 2015 on February 18, calling it the best of U.S. aviation and defense technology. Aero India showcases an impressive array of U.S. military ware and vendors.

  • Ambassador Rich Verma Visits U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, Feb 19, 2015 (State Dept.)

    Ambassador Visits U.S. Consulate General, Chennai

    Ambassador Rich Verma made a brief visit to Chennai after #AeroIndia2015. U.S. and local employees gave him a traditional Indian welcome and tour of the Consulate.

  • Consul General Phillip Min  & Principal Commercial Officer John Fleming opened our new US Commercial Services office in Bengaluru (State Dept.)

    USCS Bengaluru – New Hampshire Business

    U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) matchmaking success stories include linking a New Hampshire-based custom wire/cable manufacturer with representatives in Bengaluru. Consul General Phillip Min & Principal Commercial Officer John Fleming were in Benglauru to inaugurate the new USCS office space.

  • Visa Officer Harvey at Kollam Amrita School of Engineering Amritapuri campus, Feb 5, 2015. (State Dept.)

    Consular & EducationUSA outreach in Tamil Nadu

    Kollam Amrita School of Engineering Amritapuri campus students were very interested in learning about the student visa interview process & how to apply to U.S. universities.


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  • U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min at TechCamp Chennai, Feb 6, 2015 (State Dept.)
    CG Motivates NGOs at TechCamp Chennai

    U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min gave an inspirational speech to 80 non-governmental organization attendees at TechCamp Chennai, saying “As internet penetration increases everywhere, more and more people have new ways of interacting, or simply making their voices heard.”   Photos »

  • Consul General Phillip Min at ‘Bhavan’s Naatya Utsav’ inaugural at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai, December 13, 2014 (State Dept.)
    It’s a Merry Marghazhi for Consul General Min

    Consul General Phillip Min is staying busy with Marghazhi events. He served as Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Chief Guest and presented a Lifetime Achievement award to dancer Alarmel Valli, and also inaugurated the Hamsadwani NRI musicians and dancers festival. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min visited the Andaman Islands and toured Cellular Jail National Memorial (State Dept.)
    Inaugural Trip to Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Consul General Phillip Min visited the Andaman Islands and toured Cellular Jail National Memorial to learn about India’s freedom struggle. Visits with business industry leaders, local secondary students and the Port Blair solar power plant rounded out his trip. 

  • International Energy Conference Kochi, Dec 12, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Intl Meet: Complexities Facing India on Energy

    The U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) has mobilized nearly $2.4 billion in public and private clean energy finance to support India’s clean energy goals and $125 million for research on solar, biofuels, and energy efficient buildings.  

  • Consular Media Tour, December 4, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Consular Section Hosts Media Professionals

    Making visa applications easier! Consular Chief Dr. Lawrence Mire spoke with media professionals about the Consulate’s visa process during a Consular Media Tour. He gave media tips on simplifying the visa process, which included using the Interview Waiver Program. 

  • U.S. Consul General Phillip Min at Trivandrum’s Napier Museum (State Dept.)
    CG Min Visits Kerala Technopark

    Consul General Phillip Min received a traditional Kerala greeting by drummers and an elephant at Trivandrum’s thriving Technopark. His met with U.S. subsidiary companies to talk about specific opportunities and challenges for enhanced U.S. and India trade and business ties.  More »

  • The Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and Consul General Phillip A. Min at Kapaleeswarar Temple Mylapore in Chennai, October 20, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Ambassador Stephens gets a taste of South India

    Tracing America’s relationship to South India back to 1794, Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said the U.S. Consulate Chennai continues to serve South India and strengthen the U.S.-India bilateral relationship.  More »

  • PAO Ariel Pollack Inaugurates Int’l Film Festival Honoring Daniel Pearl (State Dept.)
    PAO Inaugurates Daniel Pearl Int’l Film Festival

    PAO Ariel Pollock inaugurated Behind the Lines, Between the Lines International Film Festival, which will travel to three cities in South India and honor the ideals of Daniel Pearl and efforts of global filmmakers and journalists.  More »

  • CG Phillip Min at Int’l Coastal Cleanup at Chennai’s Marina Beach Sep 27, 2014 (State Dept.)
    CG Min Takes Part in Chennai’s Coastal Cleanup

    CG Phillip Min and his wife enjoyed participating in the 6th annual Int’l Coastal Cleanup at Chennai’s Marina Beach September 27, sponsored by the Indian Maritime Foundation & the U.S. Ocean Conservancy. 

  • Consul General Phillip Min at USIEF-IIE EducationUSA Fair Sep 24, 2014 (State Dept.)
    CG Min Inaugurates EducationUSA Fair

    Consular General Phillip Min inaugurated Chennai’s annual EducationUSA/USIEF Education Fair, at which students spoke to U.S. university representatives and Visa Officers about higher education opportunities in the U.S. 

  • U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Dakshinachitra in Chennai, July 5, 2014. (State Dept.)
    CG Inaugurates ‘New’ Chikmagalur House

    "I was particularly delighted that the U.S. Consulate had the opportunity to partner with DakshinaChitra on the ‘Chikmagalur House’ project, showcasing the unique traditions of the Muslim community in South India.”   Photos »

  • U.S. Consulate General, Chennai’s Cultural Affairs Officer Shanna  Surendra at EducationUSA’s pre-departure orientation program in Chennai on June 26, 2014. (State Dept.)
    Orientation for Students off to Study in the U.S.

    Chennai EducationUSA’s dynamic pre-departure orientation program brought together 140 Indian students headed to U.S. universities and gave them a jumpstart on American life and culture – in and out of the classroom.  Photos »

  • Acting Consul General Nicholas Manring at Research ship Roger Revelle, June 16, 2014 (State Dept.)
    ‘Research Ties Integral to Promoting Security’

    Acting Consul General Nicholas Manring welcomed scientists from the research vessel Roger Revelle, saying, “We deeply value our scientific partnerships with India and believe that strong relationships between our research institutions are integral to promoting peace, security, and stability in the Indian Ocean region.”  

  • U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Kottayam American Corner opening June 14, 2014 (State Dept.)
    U.S. Consulate & Kottayam, Kerala Partnership

    Consul General McIntyre addressed guests at the Kottayam American Corner opening June 14, 2014. “Our 8 American corners throughout India bring us closer to people across the country, and we hope that will be especially true here in Kottayam”.  

  • U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the Maritime Conference in Chennai, June 10, 2014. (State Dept.)
    U.S.-India Cooperation Key To Maritime Security

    The U.S. and India have a huge role to play in ensuring the security of the Asia-Pacific sea lanes and maritime security cooperation is a key component of U.S.–India defense and strategic cooperation. 

  • Ambassador Powell at the launch of Partnerships Beyond Bordersin Chennai May 13, 2014 (State Dept.)
    U.S.-India: Global Partnering to Combat HIV/AIDS

    U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell launched Partnerships Beyond Borders, a “bold and exciting” HIV/AIDS initiative between Indian and African companies and public sector entities, remarking on longstanding U.S.-India efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in India and globally.  

  • U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the Hindu International Education Fair in Chennai May 3, 2014 (State Dept.)
    Promoting International Understanding Through Education

    U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre spoke about the power of overseas educational experiences at the Hindu International Education Fair in Chennai. Consulate Officers attended regional education fairs throughout South India answering questions about education and student visas.  

  • U.S. Consuls General See Sea Turtle Hatchlings (State Dept.)
    U.S. Consuls General See Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    It wasn’t ‘all work and no play’ for the four U.S. Consuls General who recently traveled to Chennai for their annual conference. They visited Tree Foundation to see Olive Ridley turtles hatching and toured the DakshinaChitra Heritage Center. 

  • U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre inaugurates Poynter India Collaborative Journalism Workshop in Chennai March 19, 2014. (State Dept.)
    Free, Independent Media Path to Social Growth

    Speaking about the importance of working together to strengthen the field of journalism , U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre welcomed Tamil Nadu journalists, educators and students to Poynter Institute’s collaborative journalism workshop on March 19th in Chennai.   Photo Gallery »


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