The World Bank is keen to help the higher education sector in Odisha for its improvement and development.
Kurt Larsen, the Bank representative stated that the World Bank wants to invest in the state for the improvement in teaching quality, learning and research process and improvement in gross enrolment ration (GER) in the state. The decision will be taken after a formal discussion between the World Bank officials and the Odisha government which is likely to take place in July.
The Odisha government has proposed to hold an international seminar on higher education policy in Bhubaneshwar in July, where World Bank officials are expected to participate.
For the development of higher education sector in various states in India, the World Bank has already financed one million dollar in the country