October 2021 \ News \ Diplomacy—24 Nations Participate
Chandigarh University Diplomatic Conclave

Study in India campaign has been successful in projecting India as a Global Education destination as there has been a quantum jump in the number of foreign students coming to India in the last four years. There is a need to develop a Global Standard Curriculum to encourage more international students to choose India as their preferred destination for higher education. This was stated by Mr Dinesh K Patnaik, Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

He was speaking during the inaugural ceremony of the Diplomatic Conclave organized by the Chandigarh University. Taking the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a Vishwa Guru in the field of education, Chandigarh University has taken an initiative to mentor other countries in the fields of space technology, research, entrepreneurship, innovation, training of faculty in new technologies, curriculum development, quality assurance and student mobility.

Chandigarh University organized a two-day Diplomatic Conclave on the theme ‘Cost-Effective Higher & Technical Education Matching Global Standards’ from 27th September to 28th September 2021.

Ambassadors from 24 countries including Indonesia, Tanzania, Iran, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Togo, Malawi and Zimbabwe participated during the inaugural ceremony of the conclave. Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University and Mr R.S Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University were also present during the inaugural ceremony.

During his inaugural speech Mr Patnaik said, “Chandigarh University becomes the first private university in India to be listed in ICCR. The new education policy is a visionary step which emphasizes on the Internationalization of education for all-round development of students and the new education policy will not only empower the youth of the country but also help in making India an education hub for the foreign students. The Indian education market is now worth US$ 250 billion.” Mr Patnaik further said, “The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) has introduced innovative concepts to improve access, equity and quality education in India. Credit transfer programmes which have been introduced in the new education policy will provide huge opportunities to the students. Credit transfer has the potential to internationalize India’s higher education system as it offers a student-friendly approach that can ensure multidisciplinary holistic education to the students. India should have to emphasize on extracurricular activities to make a preferred destination in the field of education for foreign students.”