Washington, Oct 28: India's Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is to seek partnership with leading American universities for an initiative to set up 14 innovation universities in India.
Sibal met with top officials of three top universities, Howard, Yale and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in New York and discussed the prospects of partnership and collaboration with elite Indian institutions.
Sibal will meet senior official at the Departments of State and Education as also presidents of several US universities as part of an endeavor to forge greater collaboration in the field of education.
Earlier, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her visit to India in Jul 2009, had identified education as one of the pillars of deepening relationship between the two countries.
Sibal will also talk about the expansion of India's education infrastructure in a speech Thursday, Oct 29 at Georgetown University, Washington.