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Press Release regarding Visit of Minister of Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development Minister Dr M M Pallam Raju addressed a Round Table on  US India Academic Partnership organised by International Institute of Education at Washington DC. Three important issues discussed in the Round Table were:
i.    Collaboration in the field of Community Colleges
ii.    Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs) and Technology Enabled education
iii.    Student Mobility, particularly encouraging US students to visit India

India’s Ambassador to US Ms Nirupama Rao, US Under Secretary of State Ms Tara Sonenshine and Assistant Secretary Mr Robert O Blake also addressed the Round Table which was attended by senior academics, industry partners, community college principals.

Later in the day, HRM met Mr Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education and discussed issues relating to improvement of school education, teacher educators, assessment of schools and teachers and community participation in school education.