On the occasion of 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 08 January 2014, Malaysia invited the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) to open a branch on its land, which has nearly two million people of Indian origin.
While addressing at the occasion in Delhi, Malaysian Federal Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Datu Seri G Palanivel, extended invitation to IIT to set up a branch in Malaysia.
He further said several students from Malaysia come to India to get degrees in dentistry, engineering and medicine and some of the Indian educational institutions have already opened centers there.
Palanivel, the president of Malaysian Indian Congress, was the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. During the addressing session, he said that his country would like to work in hand with India in the area of biodiversity.
While finalizing a draft bill for natural resources and benefit sharing, the Malaysian government learnt from the Indian experience on the implementation of national biological diversity bill, said Palanivel.