The second “Chinese Higher Education Expo” in Kolkata is likely to witness the participation of over 60 Chinese universities. Consulate General of China in cooperation with the School of Chinese Language will organize the expo.
According to Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu, “About 100 major courses in the fields of engineering, medicine, IT and AI will be on offer at the expo. Over 60 universities from eleven provinces and municipalities of China will participate in the expo. They are here to publicise their achievements, to find Indian partners of cooperation and to woo Indian students. Various types of scholarships will also be available for students.”
The two-day long conference to be organised on May 10 and May 11 will see the participation of Chinese universities at the expo such as Nanjing University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Sichuan University of Science and Technology, Northeast Normal University and others.
“This is the first time that so many universities are coming to India together. We were expecting around 50. But the response was even better than we expected. Visitors have registered from as far as Delhi, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.” Zhanwu added.
The consulate has been promoting bilateral exchanges between educational institutions in Bengal and China. Recently, two delegations of high school principals have visited China.