The US embassy has launched a mobile application that gives official, credible, comprehensive and latest information about studying in the country.

It is aimed at students who may not be geographically near an EducationUSA centre in India that helps students with information about studying in the country.

The app – EducationUSA – was launched in collaboration with the United States India Educational Foundation and is available on both Android and iOS platforms for free.

“The app will act as the first point of information for students, parents, school counsellors and other interested users who want to know about the US higher education but don’t know where to begin,” the embassy said.

“It will help students and parents get answers, track progress and link to other Education USA resources at the touch of a button,” it added.

The release of the app comes on a day the embassy in New Delhi and US Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and Hyderabad marked ‘Student Visa Day’ – a day earmarked entirely for interviewing students on their visa applications with no interviews for business or tourist visas.

At the embassy in New Delhi, there were more than 1000 students present at the consular section for interviews on Wednesday.