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Top univs to explore India

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 13:38 IST

Two of the world's top universities, Cambridge and Columbia, will be exploring and aiding in the development of India. Late on Monday, a hi-tech cluster with the Cambridge University in England signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to provide a virtual network linking academia, research and development (R&D) institutions and the industry.

The on Tuesday, the CII signed an agreement with Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine to “meet the challenges of climate change, environmental damage and massive improvement in global healthcare provision.” The Columbia University in the US, on the other hand, has decided to debate India's emerging role in the global economy.

A three-day conference, on 'India: An Emerging Giant' will be held from October 13-15. The event is being jointly hosted by the Columbia Business School and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, a university press release said on Tuesday.

Scholars like Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson, professor of finance and economics in the Columbia Business School, Columbia University professors Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya and other professors from Yale, Berkeley, Delhi, Stanwill represent the academic world.