India signs MoU with UAE on cooperation in the education field

India signs MoU with UAE

The Union Cabinet approved an MoU signed between Ministries of Education in India and UAE on cooperation in the field of education on Wednesday. The objective of the MoU is to further strengthen our educational collaboration between India and UAE and widen the scope of engagements.

The MoU aims to promote the exchange of information education, capacity development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teaching staff, and facilitation of academic collaboration between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in both countries for offering twinning, joint degree, and dual degree programmes and any such other areas agreed upon.

According to an official statement, “An MoU was signed in 2015 with UAE in the field of Education which expired in 2018. In 2019, at a meeting between Education Ministers of the two countries, UAE side proposed to sign a new MoU. The new MoU incorporates changes brought in by the new National Education Policy 2020 in India’s education ecosystem”.

This MoU will rejuvenate educational cooperation and increase academic mobility between India and UAE. Besides facilitating the exchange of information in order to promote mutual recognition of these qualifications, it will also cover cooperation in TVET as UAE is a major work destination for Indians, said the official statement.

“The agreement will be valid for a period of five years from the date of signing and will be automatically renewable with the consent of both parties. Once signed, this MoU shall supersede the earlier MoU signed with UAE in 2015, which will then cease to have the effect,” it further added.