As a part of India's collaboration with Russia in the field of education, Russia is open to joint degree programmes on nuclear education with some Indian varsities.
"Nuclear education is the priority area for our partnership with India," said Valery Karezin, director, educational projects, human resources department, Russia.
"Nuclear education is very important, not just for nuclear power, but also for related industries like medicine, agriculture, space research, etc," he said. He added, "at present personnel at the Kudankulam in India are undergoing training, but this is not full cooperation." He added on having complete cooperation on nuclear education between India and Russian Universities.
He said, there can be development in two directions where students from India can go to Russia for education in nuclear degree and there could be cooperation between the universities of the two nations for a joint degree programme in nuclear education.
The plan is still at the beginning stage, he added.
He said, "some Indian universities have shown interest. A start to the programme can be made by some of our professors visiting the Indian universities and getting feedback."
Russia could also collaborate with India in another area where training progammes will be held for qualified personnel in the nuclear industry.
He also said, "Training programmes already exist, bit is not so complex. There is a need to make it complex and broad. They can come to Russia or they can have an intensive training in India."