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Govt committed to transform India into a global education hub

Subhas-Sarkar

Dr Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, Govt of India says that India is expected to be the fastest growing economy touching a GDP of US$ 10 trillion by 2030 and one of the youngest nations in the world with a median age of 32. “Projections show that India would require a gross incremental workforce of 250 million by 2030. The government is committed to transforming India into a global education hub and attracting international students. Under the ‘Study in India’ program, the government proposes to attract international students from 35 focus countries,” he added. Addressing the ’17th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2022′ on the theme ‘Global Destination for Higher Education: Advantage INDIA’, Dr Sarkar said that in the last few years, India has firmly established itself on the global radar, with countries across the world aiming for a strong and sustained presence here. “Fundamentals of the Indian economy are strong and stable, and we are well on the path to development,” he added.

Dr Sarkar further mentioned that his ministry is working with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to develop a comprehensive framework for Apprenticeship programs that will provide hands-on training to the graduates and diploma holders. “With the serious intent of the government and support from the private sector, we shall be able to successfully deliver on the challenges that lie ahead of us and steer the country towards greater heights and success,” he asserted.

The Minister urged industry and academia to create a lot of opportunities for common people in the field of education, skill development, and entrepreneurship so that it contributes towards to the vision of becoming Atmanirbhar Bharat. Speaking on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, he added that the policy has laid down emphasis on creating a multidisciplinary education with an underlying focus on promoting liberal education across undergraduates. He also stated that courses and programs in subjects, such as Indology, Indian languages, AYUSH systems of medicine, yoga, arts, music, history, culture, etc., will be fostered to attain this goal of global quality standards, attract greater numbers of international students, and achieve the goal of ‘internationalization at home’. “An International Students Office at each Higher Educational Institute hosting foreign students is being set up to coordinate all matters relating to welcoming and supporting students arriving from abroad,” added Dr Sarkar.

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