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India sets goal for half a million foreign students by 2027: NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam presented India’s innovative strategy to lure half a million overseas students to its educational institutions by 2047 in a breakthrough address at the 18th FICCI Higher Education Summit.

During his speech, Subrahmanyam emphasized the importance of education in the upcoming vision paper for 2047 from NITI Aayog. He underlined India’s desire to establish itself as a global education hub by improving quality, increasing brand value, and achieving higher international rankings.

“Education is a key component of our 2047 vision.” By that time, we want to have enrolled half a million international students in India. “Achieving this goal necessitates raising our educational standards, increasing brand recognition, and securing top global rankings,” he stated, according to PTI.

The CEO emphasized the critical need to develop more education cities across India, emphasizing the urgency. He emphasized the necessity of public-private partnership in fortifying the higher education environment.

Furthermore, he asked the private sector to not just expand educational options, but also to recruit international students while encouraging local students to study in the country.

“To meet this target, we require innovative approaches within the higher education sector. Our primary focus should be on reforming the educational system to ensure students are equipped with industry-ready skills,” Subrahmanyam affirmed.

Furthermore, Subrahmanyam highlighted the critical role of technology in transforming higher education, emphasizing the need for institutions to widely use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to remain relevant and competitive in a shifting landscape.

“Technology is poised to revolutionize India’s higher education sector.” To remain competitive, universities must embrace AI totally, he emphasized.

“Universities will undoubtedly play an important role in instilling the right mindset in students.” “Indian educational institutions have an opportunity to harness the potential of India’s demographic dividend over the next 25 years,” he continued.

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Source: India Today

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