Tie ups with foreign Universities key area during FTA talks with other nations, says Goyal
“This day is auspicious day when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes 20 years of uninterrupted public service”: Piyush Goyal
Delhi, Oct 8
The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal has said Skill Development will be the core of all Government schemes. As the Government pumps in more resources in the many Industrial, Textile and Automobile Parks, each such Park should include a relevant Skill Development institution, he said.
Addressing a Webinar on “Sabka Prayas: Collective Partnership” on Thursday, Goyal said the New Education Policy (NEP) being implemented across the country now too lays stress on Skill Development. It envisages Dual Degree programmes, tie-ups with foreign Universities, student exchange programme and the promotion of Liberal Arts besides Academics.
“The NEP involved extensive consultations since Jan 2015, involving more than 2 lakh suggestions from 2.5 lakh Panchayats and proposals from around 700 districts. The NEP has not been criticised by anyone, it was made as a result of Sabka Prayas,” he said.
Goyal said Government is also working towards raising the quality of higher education by envisaging tie ups with foreign universities during trade talks with other nations.
“In the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) talks being negotiated with many countries such as the UK, Australia or Canada, we are trying to include Education as a key sector of cooperation and incorporate tie-ups among Universities keeping NEP as the basis and aiming to reduce fees,” he said.
Goyal said, today is an auspicious day when the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has completed 20 years of uninterrupted public service.
“With ‘Sabka Prayas’ (Collective Partnership) as the driving force and Good Governance as the guiding principle of the various welfare schemes of the Government, we will be able to reach out to the most marginalised sections of the society. Good Governance implies making the country honest, ushering honesty into our institutions and making them transparent. ‘Sabka Saath’ and ‘Sabka Vikas’ is the ideal behind our Government’s schemes, that has earned us ‘Sabka Vishwas’, and today the whole country is united on the path of ‘Sabka Prayas’ to improve the nation’s destiny and bring prosperity to India, its entire population of 135 crore people,” he said.
Goyal said the NEP will lay the foundation for the New India Prime Minister Modi visualizes and it will help make India AatmaNirbhar. India’s stature will rise among the comity of nations with the implementation of landmark schemes such as Jandhan, Ujjwala, promoting LED bulbs, Ayushman Bharat, DBT, JAM Trinity, One Nation, One Ration Card and PMGKAY through Good Governance as the benchmark.
“People’s Participation (Jan Bhagidari) through Collective Partnership (Sabka Prayas) leads to People’s Movement (Jan Aandolan),” said Goyal.