Education Council to be set up in India by US

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The US has announced plans to set up an education council in India with the aim of promoting stronger relations between the academic and industrial sectors.

Funding is set to come from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (BECA), which will discuss the project in greater depth during the US-India CEO forum in October.

The BECA has already put forth “substantial resources” and has worked with a number of IT organisations to make an educational course available online.

Goli Ameri, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs in the US, commented: “It is a massive project. We will have to put together a consortium of companies to make it happen.”

BECA has already implemented the English Access Microscholarship programme, which has provided the deprived children of over 50 countries with English language courses.

The US has further made headlines recently due to the government's pledge to lift its 20-year ban on travellers carrying the HIV/AIDS virus.


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