Govt to attract 20K foreign students in next 3 yrs

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said in next three years the target is to attract 20,000 foreign students under ‘Study in India’ project.

Mr Javadekar while addressing reporters here said, “A total of 100 Indian institutes have been selected for research under which 2000 foreign students have been studying right now. He said that we are expecting nearly 20,000 foreign students from 30 Asian, African, Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries under this program in next 3 years under this programme being implemented by EdCIL (India) Limited, a Mini Ratan Category-ICPSE under Ministry of HRD.

The Minister said that the “Study in India’ is an innovative initiative to attract students from our partner countries in South Asia, South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa to come and experience the very best of academic learning from the top institutions in India. The program includes setting-up of a large portal, call centre, social media campaign, branding, event management and setting up of a facilitation centre to attract more and more foreign students towards Indian Institutions.

Also, Mr Javadekar handed over a cheque of Rs. 5,49,74,086/-, of KVS for Kerala Flood relief to Puneet Kumar, Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Kerala in the presence of KVS Commissioner Santosh Kumar Mall.

This amount of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has been contributed by the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

The Minister had appealed to all officers and staff of Ministry of HRD as well as of the organizations under its control to contribute one day’s salary as relief to the flood affected people of Kerala.

The officers and staff of KVS have expressed solidarity with the flood affected people of Kerala and contributed generously an amount of Rs. 5,49,74,086/- (Rupees five crore forty nine lakh seventy four thousand eighty six only).

EdCIL presented highest ever dividend cheque of Rs 11 crore for the year 2017-18.

Shri Diptiman Das, CMD, EdCIL presented the dividend cheque to Mr Javadekar in the presence of R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary (Higher Education).

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