A delegation from British Deputy Commission is currently Gujarat in order to represent their country in India-UK Gathering Higher Education Collaboration Program. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel led a round-table discussion with the delegates at Vidya Samiksha Kendra, Gandhinagar today, where the two parties talked about education system in the state and steps to improve it.
The Indian ministers discussed preliminary information on the current policy and the stages of implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. These talks were held with the aim to explain the state’s performance under NEP 2020 and also identify areas that are lacking and brainstorm methods for improvement.
This meeting also focused on understanding India’s priorities and strategies for higher education collaboration. The matter will be discussed with the Indian higher education sector and the Central and State Governments. For this, representatives of higher education councils of each participating state have already been contacted.
The meeting will be important to present the UK’s priorities for higher education in collaboration with India, as well as the expertise of UK universities in the field of Indian education and the UK’s international education policy with the Indian education sector.
The UK delegation appreciated Gujarat’s pro-activeness in regards to education system, especially with the initiative of specialized universities. As such the officials visited National Forensic Science University, Indian Institute of Teachers Education, Children’s University, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat University, Gujarat Technological University and Gujarat Maritime University.