The government of Ireland has decided to encourage initiatives taken form the Ireland universities in regard to establishing campuses in India, as said by the minister for jobs of Ireland, Richard Bruton to ET.
"The main focus at this moment is on research and other forms of alliance with Indian institutions for higher education. At this point they will be probably seeking to establish better relationships," Bruton said, regarding the fact that the Irish universities considering the idea of establishing campuses for later.
There are 26 MoUs between Indian and Irish universities which include the association between student exchange and research. Almost 80% of the institutions for higher education in Ireland are aided by the government .
Last week a deputation form Ireland, which included the minister of jobs, enterprise and innovation , Richard Bruton , Patrick O'Riordan, director of Enterprise Ireland, which is a government establishment dealing with the promotion of Ireland in India and senior officials for other sectors were in India to encourage education and build the relationship between the two countries.
For the next five years to come, Ireland's goal is to have an increased number of students from India from 1000 students to about 5000 students.
"We have built an ecosystem in our universities that is very supportive of business startups. I think that is the environment that is attractive to Indian students," Bruton said.
Ireland gives an opportunity to students from India to work for a year after their graduation and then to try and get work permits for longer duration.