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Pranab Mukherjee visits Russia to strengthen education ties

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president-profileIn a move to restore education ties between India and Russia, President Pranab Mukherjee will be signing at least eight MOUs between the Indian Institutes and Russian Universities along with the high power delegation of higher education officials.

Directors of IIT Delhi, Mumbai, and Madras, the Indian Statistical Institute, the Institute of Engineers as well as the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University will be present while signing the MOUs. The purpose of joining hands with Russia is to recognise country’s strength in science and technological research.

The officials are also looking new ways of attracting Indian students to Russia. The MOUs will be signed at the Moscow University Campus and the Indian students can soon look for the option of studying some courses in Russia. The focus of the partnership is to encourage students and universities to collaborate on research rather than only come as students.

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