10/3/2014 5:06:35 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
After planning to rope in scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to take classes in schools and colleges, India is now looking at American academics for teaching in different Indian universities.
The idea is to invite and host up to 1,000 American academics every year to teach in centrally-recognised Indian universities. The academics - mainly from the field of science and innovations -- may visit India at their convenience.
The US agreed to the proposal during the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday.
The India-US joint statement, issued after the meeting, said, "The President (Obama) welcomed India's proposal to establish the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN or knowledge) under which India would invite and host up to 1,000 American academics each year to teach in centrally-recognised Indian universities, at their convenience."