An India-U.S. education council to enhance ties: Kapil Sibal

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New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): Union Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said India and the United States are going to set up a joint education council to enhance bilateral ties.

"We will have the India-US education council which is at the formative stage now. And what we will have representations of industries as well as leaders in the field of education. So that industry and education should come together for the bilateral relationship to move forward. Because there is a lot of private sector industry and the university system in the United States, which is very, keen on collaborating with India. And there are lots of people at this end both in the industry as well as in the private sector which are keen on collaborating with the United States. So this way we can bring the industries and the education sector together," said Kapil Sibal after his meeting with US under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns.

There is a lot of enthusiasm among the private sector, government and universities.

Sibal said setting up the council would be a win-win situation for both countries. The council will include industry leaders and representatives from education sector. An Indian delegation will leave for the US next week.

The delegation will comprise industry leaders and university people, where they will visit a number of institutions, including Harvard University and George Washington University.

The delegates will also meet policy makers, academicians, Congressmen and Senators in this regard. (ANI)

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