New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has
stressed the need for a structured multi-level collaboration
between India and the US, especially in the field of
"India and the United States need higher levels of
collaboration, especially in education and by structured and
multi-level collaboration, we can work towards solving many of
the world`s problems," Sibal told a gathering in Washington
yesterday where he will attend the first Indo-US higher
education summit beginning tomorrow.
According to a HRD Ministry release here, Sibal expressed
hope that India will emerge as the "centre for human resources
for the world" in the coming years as it reaps the benefits of
the demographic dividend.
He was of the view that there are many challenges that
beset the globe and the solutions for these challenges would
have to be found through research based in nations such as
India that confront these challenges and also offer quality
human resource for such research to be facilitated.
He was delivering a talk on `Transforming India into an
Education Hub` at the Centre for Strategic and International
Studies in Washington, which was also addressed by Indian
Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao and Karl Inderfurth of the
Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies.
The summit, which will be chaired by Sibal and US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, aims at strengthening
collaboration between institutes in both the countries in
areas of research, accreditation and award of joint degrees.