No need to spend dollars on foreign degrees any more Pokhriyal on NEP

    Kolkata, Oct 11 (PTI) Union Education Minister Ramesh
Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has said that students don't need to spend
dollars on education in foreign countries any more as the
National Education Policy is in line with the global
    Addressing a webinar organised by IIT-Kharagpur on
Saturday evening, Pokhriyal said the country has a robust
education system and quality research facilities.
    "There is no need for some of our students to enroll
in foreign universities, spending dollars on admission. We
have all the infrastructure and facilities. The National
Education Policy 2020 has further taken care of the issue. Our
students will stay and study in the country now," he said.
    "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited foreign
universities to set up campuses in India and encouraged Indian
universities to build overseas campuses so that students are
motivated to stay in India and study India," he added.
    The minister said the credit bank system in the
National Education Policy is in accordance with global
education programmes.
    "The credit bank system enables students to take a
break from academic programmes, thus awarding certificates,
diplomas and degrees," he said.
    Pokhriyal expressed hope that the digital platforms
developed under various educational initiatives of the
government since 2014 would help strengthen the countrys
higher education system in sync with international practices.
    Speaking at the webinar on 'India: The Global
Destination for Higher Education - Post NEP 2020 Scenario',
IIT Kharagpur director VK Tewari lauded the concept of the
multi-disciplinary research university as proposed under the

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