Delhi University on Tuesday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR), under the ministry of external affairs. According to the MoU, an ICCR center will be organized in partnership for assisting the needs of the overseas pupils who come on the ICCR scholarship.
This is a big step towards the government’s responsibility to make India a hub for international students, said acting vice-chancellor, PC Joshi. The university, in a statement, said that DU has already started profiting with having obtained three times more than the earlier number of the ICCR-sponsored students. It brings in students from over 120 countries to India for the survey and study.
Indian Council for Cultural Research will also have its north India zonal office in DU. The MoU will facilitate the admission of more pupils from foreign countries under the ICCR fellowship. This will also help foreign students since if there are offices here, they won’t have to go here and there, he said, adding that it will transform relations with students and teachers outside India in a vibrant way.
In a statement released Tuesday, the university said it has also agreed to conduct various academic, cultural, and extra-curricular programs to enhance the academic environment and cultural exchange in the University. The academic exchange will also comprise DU professors visiting foreign universities and as well as foreign professors reaching the central varsity with ICCR support.