Aimed at enhancing ties in the multi-billion pound education sector, India's Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal began a high-level visit to Britain. Sibal will meet three Cabinet ministers and discuss the broad range of cooperation between India and Britain under an education forum set up by the two countries. The visit is also to include signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between British and Indian universities pledging to combine successful partnerships in Higher Education.
Sibal is to give a key note address and is to meet university Vice-Chancellors to set out his vision for the expansion of India's education sector before signing a joint statement with British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson. Britain, a world leader in education, views India as a major education market and is keen to not only attract more Indian students to cash-strapped British universities, but also help enter the market in India through collaborations.