Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Thursday said India needs to have more institutions of higher education.
“Union Minister Kapil Sibal made a spirited speech defending higher education in the country in the parliament. But we have not yet got to the place where we should have been. What the US offers in terms of education is an extraordinary opportunity to broaden our horizon and expand our mind,” Tharoor told IANS.
The minister, clad in a black bandhgala (formal Indian jacket), addressed a select gathering of educationists, publishers and bureaucrats at the launch of Renuka Raja Rao’s book, “Yes! You Can Study in America: A Definitive Guide for Aspiring Students” at the WWF auditorium here.
“We need to have both – more institutions of higher learning and a wider range of subjects. The gamut of subjects that we offer our students is not wide enough. I want to see more higher education opportunities open up for students from all over the country. The vision that has been laid out in parliament – vis–vis higher education – must bear fruit,” Tharoor said.
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