Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

UK UK To Send Students To India For Better Skills

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by spnadmin, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    British students could soon sit and study alongside Indians in lecture halls at universities in India as part of plans to make UK students more employable by giving them international experience of living in other countries. There is much hand-wringing among Britain’s education leaders and
    employers who seek to expand abroad but find that students here do not know the language and other life skills to live and function outside UK.

    There are several student exchange programmes allowing British students to spend a period of time to study abroad, particularly in European universities, but there is less enthusiasm among the students.

    After returning from the recent visit to India, Universities minister David Willetts wants to develop joint undergraduate and postgraduate courses between UK and Indian universities that will allow British students to spend course time in India.

    Currently, more than 40,000 Indian students are studying in Britain, but only 500 travelled to India every year, Willets told the Daily Telegraph.

    “The number of students going to India at the moment is embarrassingly low. It is a scandal that only 500 British students currently go to one of the world’s fastest growing economies. I want to get it up to the thousands quite soon.”

    Under his plans, British students would be able to complete mainstream qualifications in India after starting them in Britain.

    The subjects in Indian universities of particular interest to Britons are Maths, Science and IT, subjects that have suffered considerably in Britain in recent decades due to lack of students and faculty members.

    Willetts’ move comes after business leaders claimed that young Britons were increasingly missing out in the workplace because of a poor grasp of foreign languages combined with a lack of experience of living abroad.

    A report from the Confederation of British Industry earlier this year found that almost three-quarters of companies were dissatisfied with students’ language skills while more than half warned of “shortfalls in their international cultural awareness” – potentially jeopardising trade with countries such as China, India, Russia and Brazil.

    “Businesses say there aren’t enough students with experience of languages, different cultures and the wider world,” Willetts said.

    • Like Like x 1
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Sikh News Why This Sikh Cartoonist Is Sending A Postcard To Trump Every Day Breaking News Mar 23, 2016
    UK Statue Of Turbaned Sikh Fighter Pilot Unveiled In Gravesend Breaking News Nov 29, 2014
    Leisure Appropriate To Send Flowers To A Friend's Ill Mother In India? Business, Lifestyle & Leisure Jun 6, 2013
    USA Preet Bharara Sends A Message To Wall Street About Insider Trading Breaking News May 18, 2011
    USA U.S. Sends Warning To People Named In Cable Leaks Breaking News Jan 7, 2011

Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...     Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page