New Delhi: Vietnam on Thursday evinced a keen
interest to source teachers from India to teach English there
as well as train teachers for its local population.
The issue came up when Vietnam`s Deputy Prime Minister
Nguyen Thien Nhan called on HRD Minister Kapil Sibal here and
indicated that as many as 20,000 teachers could be trained in
Ministry officials suggested that as Central Board of
Secondary Education (CBSE) has a strong Sahodaya School
Complexes network there, it can utilise the network for the
Vice-Chancellor of English and Foreign Languages
University (EFLU), Hyderabad, R Amritavalli suggested that
they can run special three-month teachers` training programme
at EFLU over a period of next three years to train
master-trainers in English.
EFLU also proposed to give proficiency training in
English by deputing two to three experts to Vietnam, HRD
The Vietnamese side also desired support from India in
curriculum development, with Sibal expressing support for
While the Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru
University have agreed to cooperate with Vietnam Academies and
two National universities there, Sibal favoured a joint
working group under the existing education exchange Programme
The group will meet in the next four weeks and chalk out
a programme of cooperation between both the countries in the
next three months, a Ministry statement said.
This cooperation would include offering of Indian studies
in Vietnam and Vietnam studies in India.
With Vietnam showing keen interest in social sciences, it
was decided that two fellowships of the duration of two to
three months will be instituted at the Indian Institute of
Advanced Study in Shimla.