US' Indiana teams up with Indian states for education exchange
A night of Indiana's capital, Indianapolis. The education exchange will be the very first initiative by Indiana with India. Source: Shutterstock

An international teacher and student exchange programme between the US state of Indiana and the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is underway as a top US education official heads over to India this fall to develop it.

According to The Economic Times, the visit by Jennifer McCormick – who is the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction – will have a long-term impact in fostering people-to-people relationship between the US and India.

“This will be the very first initiative by Indiana with India. Currently, there are only a few exchange programmes with other countries across the globe,” Sikhs PAC chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa said after his meeting with McCormick.

Khalsa said:

“We should have a mechanism of exchange programmes for school students and teachers. This will give exposure to our students and teachers.”

McCormick’s planned visit comes in the wake of another partnership between the two countries inked earlier this month between Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) with the prestigious Kelley School of Business of Indiana University.

The Memorandum of Understanding will allow both schools to collaborate on research, faculty and student exchange as well as programmes to allow students to spend a semester abroad.

JGBS dean Dr Tapan K. Panda called the MoU a “milestone” for the Indian business school, which is looking forward to work together with Kelley to develop and deliver “world-class education”

Commenting further, Tapan said, as quoted by PRNewswire” With the expertise available at Kelley School of Business in the area of business and analytics in particular, students and faculty of JGBS will immensely benefit in terms of their studies and research as well as well as the creation of intellectual capital of highest quality.”

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