India, Britain to cooperate in education

July 29th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India and Britain Thursday discussed cooperation in education when Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal met his British counterpart, Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willets.
According to an official statement from the HRD ministry, the two sides in principle agreed to the exchange of research scholars. Sibal, however, pointed to the issue of equivalence of degrees which becomes a problem in the mobility of students.

The statement said Sibal also informed his British counterpart about the National Vocational Qualification Framework that is in the process of formulation.

“The UK minister stated that skill development was an area of focus within the UK also and he is keen to cooperate with India in this area,” the statement said.

Sibal also proposed cooperation the area of GIS (geographical information system) and its intricate relationship with IT and information communication technologies.

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