Express News Service
NEW DELHI: Several establishments of upper training in India, together with some IITs, might see the introduction of brief period programs, specifically designed conserving overseas college students in thoughts. This, mentioned officers within the Union training ministry, is aimed toward elevating the presence of scholars from outdoors in Indian campuses.
“We are asking some of the top institutions, including IITs, to design such courses and take help of even foreign faculty wherever possible,” a senior official within the larger training division of the ministry instructed this newspaper.
The proposal, confirmed one other official, was mentioned intimately at an occasion organised by IIT-Kharagpur.
While authorities officers mentioned it’ll take a while to finalise the contour of those programs, educationists urged India ought to faucet the potential of rising traits in science and know-how other than providing the very best of information from the nation’s wealthy heritage and tradition.
“Courses in Indian art, culture and history can be repackaged. It will also be a good idea to come up with courses in new subjects like data sciences and artificial intelligence,” mentioned training advisor Sanchita Salaria. The growth comes as the federal government’s personal information reveals its ‘Study in India’ programme, launched two years in the past with a lot fanfare, has been struggling to draw overseas college students.
The All India Survey on Higher Education 2018-19 earlier this yr confirmed 47,427 overseas college students had been enrolled in Indian institutes in 2018-19, marking solely a minor improve from earlier yr. Officials concede that even premier establishments have been struggling to lure overseas college students, however pointed to a silver lining. “In 2018, about 1,000 foreign students took admission via SII, which increased to 3,000 in 2019,” mentioned an official.