India on 25 April 2014 launched an educational outreach programme in Pretoria, South Africa under which unemployed South African youths can benefit themselves from internships in India. The new academic programme was launched by the Indian High Commissioner Virendra Gupta.
It has established a new academic bridge between the two countries. It has been launched under a partnership between Siva Sivani Institute of Management of Hyderabad and Ubuntu Institute of South Africa.
Initial focus of the new academic bridge programme
• Agriculture Sectors through ICRISAT
• Hospitability sectors through Taj Group of India
This programme will be expanded by a support from Indian corporate with an objective of expanding it to South Africa as well.
This initiative would help the two countries in increasing the historical links, as a whole will further the vision and contributions of both the Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
About International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization. It is an institute that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a scope of a wide range of partners throughout the world.
It is headquartered in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India and has its two regional hubs and four country offices in the sub-Sahara Africa. It is a member of CGIAR Consortium, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.
When: 25 April 2014