Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Saturday assured the Indian Students that: “There is no need for some of our students to enrol in foreign universities, spending dollars on admission. We have all the infrastructure and facilities.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Saturday revealed that Indian students no longer need to spend dollars on acquiring good education abroad any more as the National Education Policy(NEP) is in line with the global standards set.
He spoke about this concern in a Webinar organised by IIT-Kharagpur on Saturday evening. Pokhriyal promised that the nation has a powerful education system and merit worthy research facilities.
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In his address to the participants on the webinar, he said: “There is no need for some of our students to enrol in foreign universities, spending dollars on admission.”
“We have all the infrastructure and facilities. The National Education Policy 2020 has further taken care of the issue. Our students will stay and study in the country now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited foreign universities to set up campuses in India and encouraged Indian universities to build overseas campuses so that students are motivated to stay in India and study India. The credit bank system enables students to take a break from academic programmes, thus awarding certificates, diplomas and degrees,” he said.
The Minister also elicited hope for the recent rise in the digital platforms developed under various educational initiatives of the government since 2014. He believes that this would help strengthen India’s higher education system to match and compete with international practices.
According to the Hindustan Times: “Speaking at the webinar on ‘India: The Global Destination for Higher Education – Post NEP 2020 Scenario’, IIT Kharagpur director VK Tewari lauded the concept of the multi-disciplinary research university as proposed under the NEP.” (Source: HT)