The MP government has claimed good response to the ongoing 'Friends of MP' conclave in New York. On the third day of the conclave, about two dozen investment proposals were discussed with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan by representatives of various companies, a government release said.
The discussions were held during a business session. The MP Medical Alumni Association of North America (MPMAANA) proposed to set up an advisory panel for medical education in the state.
The proposal is to start a programme of academic exchange between medical students in MP and the medical experts of MPMAANA in North America. The association members, according to the initial proposal will be given privilege of being visiting faculties to the MP Medical University. It will create academic opportunities in the state. A memorandum to this effect was submitted to the CM.
Triton Solar Company is planning to relocate its headquarters from New York to Madhya Pradesh. The company has expertise in services related to manufacturing, distribution and sales. Its operation in MP is expected to generate jobs at many levels and contribute to the local economy.
The New York's Columbia University came forward with a proposal to modernise the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) in Bhopal. It will first be developed at national level and later be transformed into a global institute.
Radhika Iyengar, director of education at the Centre on Globalisation and Sustainable Development, the Earth Institute, Columbia University, held discussions with Chouhan on a proposal to enable faculty members of IASE to undergo two-month training at Columbia University.
These trained faculty members can then return to Bhopal and develop state-of-the-art academic infrastructure and help the students upgrade their standard at the IASE here.