Washington, (Agencies): India has asked US to take concrete steps to deal with the predicament of hundreds of Indian students of California-based Tri-Valley University, which was shut down after a major visa scam.

Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar met US Secretary of State Hillary and gave details of the students to her.

"Following the telephonic conversation between the External Affairs Minister of India and the US Secretary of State on February 13, the Indian Ambassador today conveyed to the Secretary of State details on the issue of the Indian students at Tri-Valley University," Indian Embassy spokesman Virander Paul stated.

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao along with Shankar is expected to meet Clinton at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department later on Tuesday.

The two Indian diplomats are likely to follow up on fate of Tri-Valley University students during the discussions with Clinton, which was primarily scheduled as a preparatory meeting for Clinton's visit to India in April.

"The Secretary (of State) will meet with the Indian Foreign Secretary (Nirupama) Rao," State Department spokesman, PJ Crowley told medaipersons.

"Primarily, they will focus on preparation for the upcoming Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi, but she'll have the opportunity to meet with Under Secretary (of State for Political Affairs) Bill Burns," Crowley added.

The US Secretary of State would visit New Delhi in early April for the second India-US Strategic Dialogue.

Rao arrived here from New York on Sunday evening and held talks with officials of the Obama Administration including those at the White House and the State Department on Monday.

She also visited the Capitol Hill to meet Congressmen.