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HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, May 08, 2013
British deputy high commissioner David Lelliott called on UT administrator Shivraj Patil at Punjab Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday. Discussing various issues of mutual interest, Lelliott said they wanted to develop students' exchange programmes between the universities of both countries.

Appreciating his proposal, Patil said it would be better and useful if there was a programme for exchange of teachers also, along with students, to develop a culture of cooperation to provide better education to students after exchanging experiences and knowledge.

He said besides Panjab University and Lovely Professional University, many other universities were providing quality education. He laid stressed on expanding research and development in universities to impart education on modern lines which included big smart class rooms fully equipped with electronic gadgets.

Patil said it would be of immense mutual benefit if we share educational tools and technologies.

He said India and England enjoy mature bilateral relations and strong socio-cultural linkages. He said there was a major scope to further expand economic and business cooperation in a wide range of fields such as information technology, marketing of agriculture produce, sharing of educational tools and technologies, solar energy and genetic technology, which could be of immense mutual benefit for the people of both countries.