Union Cabinet gives nod to amend MoU on Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for minor amendments in earlier MoU signed to facilitate implementation of Indo-German Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education Programme.
Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
In order to make changes, a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between India and Germany will be signed for implementation of Indo-German Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education programme.
Following are the changes
- The term strategic from MoU will be deleted from the title of the programme to make it Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education.
- Funding period of the programme will be changed from 2015-19 to 2016-20. Now it will be from 1 July 2016 to 30 June, 2020.
Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education will help to strengthened education relationship between both the countries through this JDI.
It will enable the higher education institutions of both the countries to mutually benefit by enhancing innovative partnerships in the field of education, research and skill development.
It will also play important role in faculty development and foster advanced research in the identified priority areas of challenges for India education system.