National Education Policy to set India on path of economic superpower

2 Mar 2023

Press Trust of India I New Delhi published 1 March 2023

The National Education Policy (NEP) will set India on the path of becoming one of the "greatest economic superpowers" of the world as it will transform the country and skill up its younger generation, said Australian Education Minister Jason Clare here on Wednesday.

Clare is on a visit to India from February 28 to March 3. He is leading a delegation of Australian higher education leaders to promote institutional partnerships and boost collaboration between the two countries.

"The NEP is a nation-changing (policy). It will transform India and skill up its younger generation. It will also set the country on the path of becoming one of the greatest economic superpowers of the world," he told PTI on the sidelines of an event at Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara College.

Clare visited the college with the delegation and former cricketer Adam Gilchrist global ambassador of the University of Wollongong.

Clare noted that both India and Australia will sign an agreement on Thursday for mutual recognition of university degrees of the two countries for making it easier for students studying in one country to get their degrees recognised in the other.

The delegation comprises Australian vice-chancellors and other higher-education leaders, including those representing institutions such as the University of Queensland, RMIT University, Australian National University, University of Sydney La Trobe University, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, Central Queensland University, University of NSW, University of South Australia and the Charles Darwin University.

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