Arunachal Pradesh British Council sign MoU for cultural educational cooperation
The state government of Arunachal Pradesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, in order to support the knowledge ambitions and economic growth of the state. The agreement aims to enhance the opportunities for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh and connect them to international expertise and ideas. It was signed by Tayek Talom, Director of Higher and Technical Education of Arunachal Pradesh and Alan Gemmell, Director of British Council India, on the sidelines of the Tawang Festival. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu was also present on the occasion
The agreement celebrates the British Council’s 70th anniversary in India and seeks to strengthen the relationship for the next 70 years.It also celebrates the rich cultural connections that Arunachal Pradesh has had with the UK.
The MoU will also work towards improving English communication among civil servants of the state and help in developing capacity-building initiatives. It will also support improvements in the teaching of mathematics and science, hold capacity-building programmes for faculty and senior administrators of higher education institutions, and seek to increase the mobility of students and academics of the state.
- As per the provisions of the MoU, as many as 50 faculty members from government higher education institutions will be trained by the British Council every year, starting from December 2018.
- Among these, 30 faculty members will be from government colleges, 10 from governmental polytechnic institutes, eight from central institutions established in Arunachal and 2 from officers of the higher education administration.
- Besides this, 50 students of higher and technical education institutes will be trained by the British Council in English language skills each year. The agreement will also work towards improving English communication of Arunachal Pradesh’s civil servants.
- It will also help develop capacity-building initiatives in the state and support improvements in the teaching of mathematics and science and capacity-building programmes for faculty and senior administrators of higher education institutions The agreement will also seek to increase student and academic mobility for Arunachal Pradesh.