Recently India and South Africa in a meeting held, agreed to develop institutional mechanisms for tie-ups between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) & Skill Institutions.
Key Highlights of the Meeting:
Discussions were aimed at strengthening the academic & skill development partnerships and bilateral education cooperation.
The Ministers agreed to develop institutional mechanisms for tie-ups between HEIs & skill institutions, mutual recognition of skill qualifications &capacity building in skill development.
Also, it was agreed to set up a joint Working Group on Education between the two countries.
Internalise the idea of Global cooperation for both the countries.
Expanding the Education sector
Beneficial for Advance Learning
Future prospects of investment
Increase trade and commerce
More foreign students and Investments
Can affect the educational fabric of Indian system.
Advancements without Teacher training
Handling and management of investments
Joint committee may be biased for specific school and modern education.
Lack of consensus from the local bodies and stakeholders
India’s role in international education
India has a long history of global interface in education. The ancient Indian universities: Nalanda and Taxila were truly international hubs.
Introduction of National Education Policy (NEP)has already paved the way for the internationalisation of Indian education.
Government’s scheme to promote internationalisation
Study in India
For domestic students, the policy creates global immersion programs, encourages Indian universities to open branch campuses in other countries, and allows foreign universities to operate in India, facilitated through a new legislative framework.
To attract international students, the policy provides low-cost, quality education; simplifies visa and internship policies; allocates funding for Indian universities to develop courses designed for international students; and encourages international research partnerships and agreements for mutual recognition of degrees.
India has renewed its focus on becoming a destination country for international students and ramping up internationalization efforts on campuses across India.
Challenges in Expanding Internationalization Efforts
Limitations on dual degrees
market-related and cultural challenges
shortcomings related to campus life and postgraduation opportunities
campus life often fails to provide the social and academic experience that international students look for when choosing a study destination.
Investment in schools for differently abled students.
Promoting Indian culture in schools Like Yoga, Ayurveda.
Stakeholder’s consensus is must before any implementation