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Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank meets Parliamentary Delegation from Canada in New Delhi

India an ideal destination for study of niche courses like Yoga and Ayurveda - HRD Minister

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New Delhi , 13 Feb 2020

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ met Parliamentary Delegation from Canada led by the Speaker of the Senate, Parliament of  Canada Mr. George J. Furey in New Delhi today. In the meeting, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that India is an ideal education destination where students from foreign  countries can come to study niche courses like Yoga and Ayurveda, along with other disciplines in some of the best institutions in the country. Shri “Nishank” also spoke about the  upcoming New Education Policy and how it is poised to make education in India  more accessible, inclusive and high quality. He spoke about the already strong relations between  India and Canada in the field of education and how this could be strengthened further in the coming years.Shri Pokhriyal also explained in detail the initiatives taken by Ministry of  HRD for internationalization of Higher Education, such as Study in India, Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN) and Scheme for Promotion of Academic Research  Collaboration( SPARC. ) He highlighted that Canada is one of the 28 countries participating in SPARC, with more 19 joint research proposals underways between Indian and  Canadian Institutions. 

Under GIAN, nearly 90 faculty members from Canadian institutions have come to teach courses in Indian institutions Shri Pokhriyal invited students from Canada to study in the  fields of Yoga, Ayurveda, Hindi, Sanskrit and other Indian languages ​​and Indian philosophy along with science and technology in various Indian educational institutions. He also  talked about the work being done by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), a bi-national organization created by a joint announcement of Government of India and Government of  Canada in 1968, towards promoting academic exchange between the two countries.The Minister also suggested that we should strive to develop a system whereby the top  Canadian companies and Indian companies provide an opportunity to internship students in their respective countries. He added that many multinational companies are doing  excellent work in both India-Canada locations. The Minister also appealed that there is a need to promote collaborative research with Indian establishments in Canada, as it is  doing excellent work in the fields of nanotechnology, green energy, ecology, medicine, etc.Shri Pokhriyal said we should make special efforts to the enhance exchange of  students between the two countries. The Minister hoped that this meeting will effectively help in developing strategies to promote balanced international mobility of students and  faculty between higher education institutions between India and Canada.

 

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