India, NZ shares education link
Waking up to the need of augmenting Indias presence in the world education market, the government is entering into an education co-operation agreement (ECA) with New Zealand.
The interest shown by New Zealand and the signing of an agreement is in keeping with the growing interest that developed countries are showing in India as a market for their education services.
The ECA would enable education institutions of both countries to work jointly on research, facilitate exchange of students, academic staff as well as provide scholarships for higher study in recognized institutions.
New Zealand is fast emerging as a destination for Indian students. This move by the government will allow Indian institutions to occupy Kiwi mind share, thereby creating a market for Indian education exports.
For their part, New Zealand views this as an opportunity to hold discussions between governments, officials and sector representatives to deepen their knowledge of policy and market trends in Indian education.