As part of the ‘Study in India’ campaign of the Government of India, eminent educationists and policymakers met recently to discuss ways to take forward this initiative on Wednesday – 24th April 2019. The meet included Former Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairman K Kasturirangan, scientific advisor to the PM Vijaya Raghavan, National Testing Agency chairman MS Ananth and others. These individuals participated in elaborate discussions aimed at brainstorming ways to attract the best teaching talents i.e. teachers and faculty members as well as students to the Indian education system.
Around 70 eminent educationists and policy makers started the discussion on the theme ‘How to attract the best of teachers who are of Indian origin but now teaching abroad’. The central theme of the sessions was floated to the group by Niti Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant at the three-day event meeting organized by the HRD ministry. In his address to the group, Mr Kant noted that Indian Higher Education system needed to develop special packages to attract the best of teachers.
Another proposal that came forth during the meeting suggested that granting of more autonomy in areas like hiring foreign faculty in institutions that are engaged in government’s Study in India programme, would also go a long way in ensuring hiring of quality teaching professionals.
Around 70 top academicians took part in the three-day event organised by the HRD ministry.