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Consul General’s Interaction with Purdue-India Executive Council

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CHICAGO, IL -Consul General addressed the members of the Purdue-India Executive Council comprising senior University representatives and distinguished alumni from India.

He provided an overview of the India-US relations and outlined the key priority areas for cooperation. As two vibrant democracies with shared values, India and United States enjoy multi-faceted partnership covering every aspect of human endeavor. It is a partnership, underpinned by strong people to people connection. We are working together to advance our partnership in all areas, particularly in five priority areas: healthcare including on affordable vaccines and medicines, clean energy and mitigating the effects of climate change for the future generations, cooperation in digital technologies and innovation, building a strong partnership in education, and strategic and defense convergences.

The interaction focused on strengthening cooperation in the higher education sector and opportunities to deepen cooperation with Indian universities, joint research, curriculum development, joint degrees, adapting e-learning for higher education, etc. in wake of the NEP 2020.

Purdue University in Indiana is one of the leading US universities. It was part of the consortium of nine US universities led by MIT that helped set up academic programs and research facilities at IIT Kanpur. It today has the maximum number of Indian students among all US universities and has a very robust partnership with India.

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