Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2013

India seeks US help to develop community college system

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IndiaIndia has sought United States of America’s (USA) collaboration to build a robust vocational education system through community colleges to prepare the global workforce of the 21st century.

“The work force of the future will be global, their skill sets requiring international acceptance,” said Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Dr M M Pallam Raju, at a policy briefing in support of the US-India Higher Education Dialogue.

“Community colleges can partner with us in developing the curriculum and pedagogy for the global work force of the 21st century and further institution level collaborations and hand holding in India’s efforts in this regard,” he said.

The minister led delegation to US also discussed expanding opportunities for US students in India and the use of open educational resources and educational technologies to expand access to and improve quality of education.

University Grants Commission (UGC) was finalising details on “Connect to India” initiative that will provide US student opportunities to spend time in India’s quality institutions for learning about its life, society, culture, economy, polity and business, said Raju, reported The Economic Times.