BRICS Education Summit on September 30 in Delhi

BRICS education summit will be held in New Delhi on September, 30th, 2016. The meeting will comprise of all the education ministers of BRICS nations. The main aim of this meeting is to brainstorm to cooperate in the fields of learning and pedagogy.

BRICS comprises of five major economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa. Originally, it was only BRIC, after that in the year 2010, South Africa was also added to the group. All the members that are a part of the BRICS, are either a developing economy or a newly industrialized country. The eight BRICS summit will also be held on October, 15th and 16th, 2016 at Goa, India.

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, said, “India is going to host in Delhi, a meeting of BRICS education ministers on September 30. The education ministers, senior officials of all the five countries will participate. The main issue is where these countries can cooperate in the field of education. A Delhi Declaration will also be made on September 30.”

The meeting will make sure that there is cooperation among students and also they will be sharing best practices which would encourage interaction among students. The meeting will also include vice chancellor of the central universities which would also cover the issue of a large number of vacancies that are prevalent in the universities.

There will be another meeting on October 6, 2016, which will be held at Banaras Hindu University. The meeting will talk about raising more resources for fields like consultancy.

Prakash Javadekar will also attend a meeting on Friday at Mohali. The meeting will be held with heads of six Indian Institutes of Science, Education and Research (IISER). In this meeting, they will be discussing issues related to central institutes of higher education. Previously, he has also had a meeting with heads of IITs and IIMs. It is also expected that the queries related to reservations would be discussed in the meeting.

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