India-US working group on education, skill development discusses workforce, academics issues

The sub-committee member of India-US working group on education and skill development comprises government officials, academicians and officials from industry.

India-US working group on education and skill development works on fostering academic collaboration. (Image: Pexels)India-US working group on education and skill development works on fostering academic collaboration. (Image: Pexels)

Divyansh | February 28, 2024 | 02:28 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The India-US working group on education and skill development held its second meeting with an aim to strengthen collaboration between the two countries in the education and skill development sectors. The meeting was co-chaired by Neeta Prasad, joint secretary of international cooperation, higher education department and Rafael Nevarez, acting director of international affairs of the US education department.

During the meeting, members from various sub-committee identified goals with specific objectives to address workforce challenges, foster academic collaboration, and promote mutual learning and development between the two nations. The sub-committee member comprises government officials, academicians and officials from industry who shared their vision and goals, paving the way for further engagement and action plans.

The meeting successfully concluded with both nations expressing optimism about the future of education and skill development collaboration. The sub-committees will continue to hold discussions in the coming times to further advance joint efforts and foster new avenues for collaboration between our countries.

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The sub-committee were formed during the inaugural meeting of the India-US working group on education and skill development on May 22 last year. The four sub-committees that were setup are following:

  • Matchmaking between US and Indian HEIs: Facilitates partnerships, student/faculty exchanges, internationalisation on Indian campuses, and inclusivity in higher education.
  • Engaging with private sector:: Explores private sector involvement in research, workforce training, and funding for education and skill development.
  • Skilling and vocational education:: Focuses on collaboration, skill certificate recognition & worker mobility opportunities.
  • Certification and recognition: Aims to ease student mobility by streamlining qualification recognition and explore university collaboration on curriculum and credit frameworks.

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