Amid hectic parleys on the last day meant exclusively for business visitors at the India International Trade Fair, a brainstorming session was on at hall number 8 between academicians, vice chancellors as well as past and present policymakers to transform Delhi into the country’s knowledge capital. The conference was organized against the backdrop of the Delhi government’s vision to create a new university system. This envisages setting up of six new specialized institutes of learning in the city.
Titled `Delhi as the knowledge capital’, and jointly organized by the Department of Training and Technical Education, government of NCT of Delhi and Delhi Technological University (DTU), the conference on Wednesday discussed a strategic framework for giving shape to the varsity system.
Three out of the six universities are already functional. They include the National Law School University (NLU), IIIT-Delhi and Dr B R Ambedkar University. Read More>>
Kapil Sibal will shuttle up and down the US east coast over the coming week in an unparalleled lobbying exercise to lure top American universities to India.
The human resource development minister is meeting government officials, industry representatives and the heads of at least seven top universities that he hopes to attract in a first-of-its kind effort by an Indian education minister.
Sibal’s focus will be on convincing top east coast universities to choose India as a destination — to set up campuses and to enhance collaboration with universities here — The Telegraph has learnt.
The visit is significant because India is in the process of legislating to allow — and regulate — the entry of foreign universities. Read More >>
In a major step aimed at attracting serious players in higher education and ensuring that existing ones do not face financial constraints for expansion, HRD ministry has mooted the idea of a National Higher Education Finance Corporation (NHEFC).
HRD minister Kapil Sibal told TOI on Friday that such a body is needed for higher education. He said the ministry is examining the proposal and an internal note has been circulated. ‘‘It is difficult to finance new higher educational institutes through plan expenditure alone,’’ he said, adding that a final decision is yet to be taken. But sources said NHEFC could be on top of the ministry’s next 100 days’ agenda.
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