India, France Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications pact 'Historic': Javadekar

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 10, 2018 Published on March 10, 2018

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar   -  THE HINDU

An MoU on ‘mutual recognition of educational qualifications’ was signed between India and France, in the first high-level India-France Knowledge Summit 2018 which took place on Saturday.

Terming it “historic”, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “A government to government MoU has been signed to mutually recognize academic qualifications. It will help the student community. There used to be only bilateral arrangements between institutions to institutions”.

He added, I hope more and more countries, like France, will come forward for mutual recognition of academic qualifications so that the mobility of students and professionals improves.

Apart from MoU on Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications between India and France, 15 MoUs between various institutions of India and France in the areas of Higher Education, Research, Innovation, Faculty exchange, Scientific Cooperation were exchanged.

Currently, over 5000 Indian students are studying in France and about 1500 French Students in India.

Javadekar also announced that HRD Ministry would launch “Study in India” initiative to attract more and more students from other countries to India.

The summit was organized by French Institute in India, along with Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation (MESRI), France and co- Ministry of Human Resource Development. Frederique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation also participated in the event.

Published on March 10, 2018
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