India And UAE Education Ministers Sign MoU

  • Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan met Minister of Education UAE, H.E. Dr. Ahmad Al Falasi.
  • In Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan thanked H.E Dr. Ahmed Belhoul for the support to schools that follow India curriculum in the UAE.
  • Discussed ways to facilitate student exchange programs between India and the UAE.
  • Mou signed aims to strengthen the existing cooperation in the field of educational institutions in both countries, by facilitating student and faculty mobility, joint research programmes, designing courses, organising and participation in conferences, lectures, symposia, courses, scientific and educational exhibitions in areas of mutual interest held in both countries.

Facilitate exchange of information in the following areas:

  • Regulations, legal structures and best practices in general and higher education in both countries.
  • Framework and policies in general and higher education including national qualifications frameworks to facilitate mutual recognition of qualifications
  • Frameworks, policies in the areas of gifted and talented skills development and counselling and well-being.
  • Facilitation of academic collaboration between Higher Education Institutions in both countries for offering Twinning, Joint Degree and Dual Degree Programmes.
  • Cooperation in the field of Capacity Development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teaching staff.
  • Creation of a Joint Working Group is chaired by a representative of the Ministry of Education from India and UAE.
  • The JWG shall meet at least once a year alternately to review the implementation of this memorandum.
  • Shri Pradhan also visited 42 Abu Dhabi, a coding school with a deep focus on encouraging innovation, creativity and peer-to-peer learning through project-based and gamified curriculum.
  • He highlighted that flexibility and learning while earning is also a key recommendation of NEP 2020.
  • Had an insightful interaction with students and faculty at Abu Dhabi Indian School (ADIS) – One of the largest schools in Abu Dhabi catering to the Indian community,
  • ADIS is nurturing Indian students and instilling in them the culture, values and ethos of both India and the UAE.
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