Dharmendra Pradhan, the union minister of education, invited US educational institutions to collaborate with India in the fast-changing fields of education and skilling.
In order to offer twinning programmes, joint degrees, and dual degree programmes, higher education institutions in both nations should work more closely together academically. “The new National Education Policy (NEP) has lays emphasis on internationalisation of education. I called upon American institutions and companies to partner with India in rapidly-transforming education and skilling landscape. A growing digital economy, aspirational population, a knowledge-based society and policy reforms are creating unprecedented opportunities in India,” Pradhan said.
The education minister was present at the India Ideas Summit when the comments were made. The US-India Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce, International Affairs, South Asia jointly organised the event. Maximizing the Next 75 Years of US-India Prosperity was the event’s theme. “India and the US have similar societies and shared values. Education and Skill development are important pillars of Indo-US relations,” Pradhan said.
The minister also urged improved cooperation between the two countries in the fields of research and skill development.
India is making significant attempts to reskill, upskill, and skill its youth. If focused training and capacity building are offered in accordance with industry requirements, India’s vast, young, and educated population will be a benefit to any sector worldwide, he continued. India is in a good position, mostly because of its demographic advantage and other skilling initiatives, according to Pradhan.