BMIT was part of the FICCI delegation accompanying Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal to the United States of America. The 6-day visit from October 25, 2009 to October 30, 2009, gave a new thrust to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry's vision to set up 14 "Innovation Universities" in the country as from 2010.
Members of the FICCI delegation such as Delhi Technological University, Manipal University, Symbiosis International University, Thapar University, BITS Pilani and BMIT Jaipur, accompanied the Minister to all meetings in New York, Harvard, MIT, Yale and Washington DC.
The delegation had the opportunity to meet academicians of Indian origin in New York and Washington DC, and have a meeting at the US India Business Council. The Indian colleges and universities participating in the FICCI delegation are exploring the possibilities of signing MoU's with various leading US universities like MIT, Harvard University, Yale University, Washington University and Houston University.
FICCI is also exploring to have MoU's with organizations like Institute of International Education, New York Science Academy etc. to provide industry linkages and cross mobility to facilitate faculty for training and research, technology transfer through Universities etc.
The Minister’s mantra ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ , has been well received and Indian as well as US education providers are looking forward to the formalization of the Foreign University Act, where private non-aided foreign education institutions can come to India to provide their services to the Indian students.
BMIT Jaipur had the pleasure to be part of the FICCI delegation and thereby was able to meet interesting people from the US educational scene. We would like to carry our efforts further with the aim to become an international institute that provides global education.
For more information: http://ficci.in/spdocument/20286/Study-India-Israel-Economic-Partnership.pdf