Chandigarh, July 17 – Haryana Technical Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma said that during his London visit, several MoUs have been signed which will increase employment opportunities in Haryana and research will be carried out with the Universities of London. The State will benefit greatly from the visit of the Technical Education Department to Britain. The delegation led by him held 20 meetings with various London universities in five working days. He said that it has been agreed to set up an International Training Centre with the assistance of King's College of London to train civil employees and technical field teachers of Haryana.

Mr. Sharma was addressing a press conference, here today. He said that the MoU has been signed with University of Northampton and Nottingham Trent University, UK with the purpose to establish a progressive ecosystem to identify the futuristic area for collaboration. He said that the MoU with NTPC Group of Colleges is under process. These groups have agreed to upgrade the vocational skills education and teachers training via pedagogy training and provide assistance in creating an eco-system for incubator/entrepreneurship with centre of excellences being established in the state. He said that the MoU with University of London for parallel degree is under process. Apart from this, the University of London has agreed to run parallel degree programs through recognized training centres in virtual learning environment especially for B.Sc Computer Science/Cyber Sciences and M.Sc data science in technical universities of Haryana and also to collaborate in the area of online learning with the universities. The MoU is under process with Coventry University, he added.

The Minister informed that during London visit, the major issues discussed included curriculum development, qualification framework, faculty exchange and visit, students’ exchange, skilling, technical education, joint academic research, commercialization of research, funding opportunities, setting up of innovation and incubation centers and entrepreneurship learning and placements.

He said that the delegation also visited the University of Middlesex, University of London, Oxford Innovation Lab, Cambridge University, UK Universities International, Association of Common-Wealth Universities, Department of Education and BEIS UK, Institute of Apprenticeship and Technical Education UK, Prince Trust International, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, House of Lords Queen Marry Resilient Futures India Initiative and Lord Karan Bilimoria Chancellor of Birmingham University.

He said that the delegation of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce is visiting India, to explore further partnership, the delegation will also visit the Directorate of Haryana Technical Education Department located in Panchkula, on July 22, 2019.

Others present on this occasion included Director, Technical Education, Mr. A. Sreenivas, Vice Chancellor of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar, Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Dr. Rajendrakumar Anayath, Vice Chancellor of J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA Faridabad, Prof. Dinesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak, Prof. Rajbir Singh and other dignitaries.