In this era of digitalization and technological advancement, the field of education is nowhere behind. India’s progress in digitalizing education with various schemes has not only been impressive but also attracting foreign investment.
“I think modern technologies are one of the visible areas where we may envisage further development of higher education cooperation. In India, there is a growing interest in such technologies and it appears that modern digital technologies are what India is going to base its economy on,” Alexander Sobolev, Director of the Department of State Policy in Higher Education of the Ministry, was quoted saying.
The recent announcements by Sobolev focused on advancing relations with India by investments in higher education. He also accentuated upon building relationships between universities of the two nations; institutions that specialize in a particular field like IT, architecture, etc. He talked about the Russian government’s priority programmes of investment in India. One of the main priorities was the on-going digital education drive in the country. Through this, the Russians are looking forward to exporting quality education to the country.
“We have 243,000 international students altogether attending universities in Russia. This figure has approximately doubled since 2010. The target for 2025 is an increase in the number of international students to 750,000,” he said.
Maintaining educational ties with India would be a quid pro quo which will benefit both the parties efficiently. The Russian institutions would provide educational collaborations and exchange programmes with their Indian counterparts. This will provide an enhanced exposure to the student communities from both the countries. It will also work in creating an international education and work environment, at the same time.
Progress in the field of education has always been a requisite for societal growth. A healthy international investment such as this would benefit the Indian education system heavily. It is also imperative that the two countries work on building a friendly relationship on the grounds of imparting services to the citizens.