India and Malaysia on Tuesday agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in education. As a prelude, the two countries set up a task force 'to look at issues of equivalence of the degrees in India and Malaysia.' The norms of 'equivalence' will facilitate the mutual recognition of each other's educational degrees. These steps were decided upon at a meeting between Malaysia's Minister for Higher Education Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Union Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal in Kuala Lumpur. The two met on the sidelines of the 17th conference of the Commonwealth Education Ministers. India's High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok Kantha took part in the talks.