The integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD – National Academic Depository (of HRD Ministry), was also launched by Smt Sushma Swaraj on the occasion. While addressing the occasion, Smt. Swaraj said the quest for knowledge has always been fundamental to India’s culture and civilization.
This will be achieved through systematic brand-building, identifying quality institutions for receiving the students, creating suitable infrastructure and facilitation structures. The “Study in India Portal” will become a single window to cover all aspects relating to studying in India for foreign students.
Delivering the welcome speech, Secretary (Higher Education) of HRD Shri R. Subrahmaniyam said that India is a place of wisdom and believes in knowledge without borders. This year 15, 000 seats have been offered by 160 Institutions under the programme, the secretary disclosed. Dr. S. B. Majumdar, Founder President, Symbiosis International University was also felicitated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj on the occasion.
In a video message on this occasion, Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar said ‘Study in India’ initiative will open the gates of prominent educational institution of India for foreign students. He said that to begin with the focus is on students of 30 Asian, African, Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries and hope that families from America will send their children to India for under graduate courses one day.