India is all set to get the new IITs in collaboration with the German Government. In a recent meeting held by India-German joint working group on education on 18 November 2014, the proposal to set up IITs like IIT-Madras and Mandi along with other learning institutions was proposed. The new IITs were proposed by the BJP government in the Union budget this year.
The meeting also arrived in with proposals to establish a new institute for Social Science and Humanities by the German Government named as Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (CASHSS). Initially, there were two proposals made for collaboration between Heidelberg University in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru University and the second one from Max Weber Foundation in collaboration with Institute of Economic Growth, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences, Kolkata. The German Government chose the latter one as they found it in their favour. India will be among the four places where Germany will set up CASHSS. The other places where Germany wants to set up the school are south and south-east Asia, Latin America, Africa and middle-east.
India will take help from German government to set up Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISER) to support work in high-end research & pure science.
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by next year between UGC and German Academic Exchange Service was also decided in the meet to increase widespread collaboration in higher education.
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India is all set to get the new IITs in collaboration with the German Government
The meeting also arrived in with proposals to establish Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (CASHSS)
India will be among the four places where Germany will set up CASHSS
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by next year between UGC and German Academic Exchange Service.