NEP 2020 To Halt Brain Drain To Foreign Shores: Education Minister

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will boost research in higher education institutions (HEIs) and help arrest brain drain from the country.

The minister said this while addressing the eighth convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore via video conferencing on Tuesday, news agency PTI reported.

Pokhriyal informed that under NEP, around 100 international universities would be invited to the country as part of the ‘study in India’ campaign. This would make higher education an international brand in India, he added.

“Between 7.5 lakh to 8 lakh Indian students are studying abroad, and this drains out Rs 1.5 lakh crore from here to foreign countries. We are going to strengthen parameters under our ‘stay in India’ campaign for which research will be put on the fast-track under the new education policy,” he said.

Around 50,000 international students had been registered for admission in Indian institutes, but the process was halted due to the pandemic, he added.

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