India and the US will soon embark on a wide-ranging partnership in the field of education with the first Indo-US summit on higher education scheduled to be held in Washington in June. The proposed partnership between the two countries is likely to help the expansion of education sector in the country with the agenda including setting up of an Indo-US Education Council, collaboration in establishing higher education institutions and research, developing faculty for new established IITs and Central universities.
Official sources stated that Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal and US secretary of state Hillary Clinton are likely to co-chair the education summit. The summit is scheduled to be held between June 15-16 in Washington.
Establishment of an Indo-US Education Council will be the most important part of the agenda as it aims to create an institutional mechanism for future co-operation in the field of education and training between the two countries and its constitution will involve educational institutions, industry partners, academics and the two governments.
The two-day summit is part of the US-India co-operation on education event seeks to explore opportunities and address concerns in the field of higher education.
It is also likely to suggest ways to improve partnership between the higher education institutes. Asian Age