The central government of India is planning to invite 800 academic experts from around the world to teach in institutes of the country, according to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani.
The new measure is expected to be implemented in the forthcoming academic year.
The measure will not result in any financial burden to the students. These foreign experts may be from diverse areas, such as, renowned academicians, industry specialists, researchers, etc.
Under the programme, these experts will conduct classes in central universities as well as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), etc.
The move will aim to boost the knowledge levels of the students in the country, without any cost implication. It will also curb the best students as well as faculty from moving overseas for higher education, added the minister.
IIT Kharagpur has also taken a similar initiative. The institute will also invite professors and scholars from foreign universities in addition to offering joint Doctors of Philosophy (PhDs) with leading global institutes.
IIT Kharagpur had launched the Shri Gopal Rajgarhia International Program, under which atleast 10 professors from top international universities will visit the campus each year for few months.