India is to witness big international education deals in coming week, by beginning with US President Barack Obama's visit to India. The visit is aimed at making India a global education destination. Singing of pacts with Canada will take place on Tuesday and the UK on Thursday, after finalising projects with Obama's delegation on Monday, top government sources confirmed.
Named after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the US President, the Singh-Obama 21st Century Knowledge Initiative will be the cornerstone of the discussions between officials of the two nations on education this Monday. The US also wants to declare an education summit with top Indian officials. Thursday will witness signing of pact by Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal , of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) with British minister of state for education and skill David Willetts. Under the UKIERI-2 pact the UK will declare officially a plan to make India a major destination for its students