New Delhi: The United States Department of Commerce is leading an Education Trade Mission to three Indian cities– Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi– to identify and promote opportunities for collaboration between Indian and American institutes of higher education.
This trade mission is exploring new partnerships in education with Indian institutions from September 12-16.
Informing about the trade mission, US Embassy said the delegation includes 21 US higher education institutions from 15 states.
The announcement of India’s National Education Policy in 2020 outlined an aggressive plan to revamp and expand India’s higher education system, including expansion of research, experiential learning, and internationalization of curricula, the Embassy said.
US Higher Education Institutes bring a wealth of experience and best practices in these areas to support India in achieving its education goals, the statement added.
Three education technology and service providers will join the delegation to bring their world-class capabilities to India.
“This trade mission will explore new partnerships in education and will further strengthen the strong and growing higher education ties between the United States and India,” said Chargé d’Affaires Patricia A. Lacina.
The program will provide mission participants with specialized meetings with Indian higher education institution student recruiting agents and other stakeholders to hear directly from Indian educators and students.
Under the mission, an in-person student fair is held on Monday in Mumbai and a similar fair will be held in New Delhi on September 15.
The delegation is scheduled to meet with state and central government leaders, education regulators, and business executives to hear their perspectives on how US higher education institutions can partner with Indian organizations to boost India’s economy, the US Embassy added.