Better Education for Young Indians: US

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The Education Secretary of United States, Arne Duncan while a attending a conference at White House said that there is chance to provide a much better education for thousands of young people in India. US want to be a great partner in building the next system of community colleges and to set up American Campuses in India. He says, as rising tide lifts all boats, accordingly, if more young people across India are getting a world class education, that’s a great thing for both the countries. He also appraised Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister, India by saying that we have a great working relationship with my counterpart in India. He is a man, of tremendous vision and courage.

According the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, the next round of India-U.S. Education Dialogue would be hosted in the coming few days. The Education Summit will focus on two key areas: advanced research and innovation and workforce development, specifically, community colleges.

Further, it is expected that with respect to higher education collaboration, an announcement for the first eight partnership projects to be funded jointly by the United States and India through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative is likely to take place. As remarked by Blake, approximately quarter-million dollar grants will be used for joint projects between American and Indian universities in the areas of food security, energy, climate change and public health.