INDIA: Sibal visits US to woo leading universities

After Europe, India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is reaching out to the United States to develop partnerships with universities of global repute, reports The Economic Times. In a first-of-its-kind effort, Sibal is in the US meeting members of the Obama administration, university officials and industry representatives, to build education partnerships. He will also firm up the contours of the proposed India-US Education Council.

Sibal will meet US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as well as the presidents of the universities of Harvard, Boston, Yale, Duke, MIT and Georgetown, and of the New York Academy of Sciences. He hopes to attract the top universities to set up campuses and to collaborate with 14 proposed innovation universities to be established in the next few years.

India has had a history of collaborating with leading international universities to set up world-class institutions. The Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management were created in collaboration with leading international institutes.
Full report on The Economic Times site