Washington (Agencies): To settle the woes of Indian students affected by the alleged visa scam involving the California-based Tri Valley University, the United States has promised India of providing 'fair solution' to them.

The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns has assured Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao that the US Government would provide a "fair solution" to hundreds of Indian students who were worried about their academic career following closer of the Tri Valley University.

"In my discussion with Under Secretary Bill Burns I took the matter up and conveyed our concern about the welfare of the students," explained Rao.

"I was assured by the Under Secretary that this is what the US Government is looking at and they want to provide a fair solution to this very rare and critical problem that many of the students who were enrolled in Tri Valley University face," said Rao.

India also expressed concern about the future of the students, especially who were not involved in any illegal or negative activities. Efforts were on to accommodate them in other universities without determent or without any disadvantage, she added saying that this rare incident would not affect the "India Brand" in the US.

"I think there is enormous appreciation and I can sense that in our conversation with our American friends in the US Government. They see the talent, capability and the intellectual levels of our students who rank among the best anywhere in the world," the Indian Foreign Secretary said further.

One has to see the story of Tri Valley as totally apart from this positive story, the constructive narrative involving Indian students coming to this country and surely contributing to the growth of the economy and to the success of America as a country, the Indian Foreign Secretary said.

Rao said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is fully aware of the issue and she pledges that officials in the State Department will give this full attention.