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India, Malaysia set up taskforce to cooperate in edu sector

world Updated: Jun 18, 2009 16:28 IST

India and Malaysia will set up a taskforce to address issues related to higher education and promote "free flow" of students between the two countries.

Union Minister for Human Resource Kapil Sibal said the taskforce would present a report within three months to the ministers in charge of higher education in India and Malaysia for them to decide on the next course of action.

Here to attend the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, Sibal said issues to be taken up by the taskforce
include those related to recognition of medical degrees.

"The idea behind this (taskforce)... we would like a free flow of students from one system to another ... from one
educational institution to another between India and Malaysia," he told reporters at a seminar at the Asia eUniversity (AeU).

"A range of issues ... how to settle it ... to resolve it. This is something for the taskforce to recommend to us,"
Sibal said.

Sibal said Indian education sector would like to take benefit of Malaysia's "open-door policy" to set up institutes
in the country.

"We would like to take benefit of this open-door policy of Malaysia's and hope to bring in institutes here and at the
same time explore the possibility of having foreign universities in India," he said.