Shashi Tharoor to discuss the future of higher education in India on Google+

Dr. TharoorMinister of state for HRD, Shashi Tharoor, one of the early adopters of social media in India and a true believer in the power of the Internet, will take questions from citizens on the future of higher education in the country. Higher education is one of the principal drivers of the economic growth of a country.

On May 9th, 2013 at 7 pm (IST),  he will be joined by people from across the globe on a Google+ Hangout.

His Google+ Hangout will be moderated by senior journalist Sonia Singh. Dr Tharoor will be addressing questions on challenges in higher education like faculty shortage, low number of accredited institutions and more.

Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, and provides a powerful communications platform for users. Since its launch in July 2011, the Google+ community has grown rapidly with more than 500 million users worldwide. Google+ Hangouts allow up to 10 people participating at a point of time to join the hangout. You can later share the hangout on YouTube or live stream it using Hangouts on Air.

Watch out for the Google+ Hangout live with Dr Shashi Tharoor on the Google India +Page at or subscribe to the InConversation YouTube channel. You can participate in this hangout by posting your questions for Dr Tharoor on this link: