H.E. Shaida Mohammad Abdali met with Rakesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary (ICC, Planning & Monitoring), Ministry of Human Resource Development; Government of India on May 11, 2017 at the latter’s office.
The purpose of the meeting was to follow up on the issues mutually agreed between the two countries during bilateral visits in the past two years.
On implementation of one-year technical course for Afghan graduates of Indian Universities, Mr. Ranjan, pointed out that a committee consisting of various government bodies would be formed soon to identify the areas of priorities of the Afghan government in which these courses should be conducted.
Regarding development and modification of curriculum of Afghanistan Medical and Engineering institutions from local languages into English, Mr. Ranjan informed the Afghan Ambassador that the Broad Structures of Curriculum developed by UGC and AICTE would be shared with Afghanistan’s experts and curriculum agency and thereafter, a meeting between the relevant entities of the two countries would convened in order to identify a specific modal for the same.
Briefing the Joint Secretary on progress on the Afghan part regarding the establishment of Afghanistan Mining Institute in Kabul, Ambassador Abdali informed that the Afghan government had already allotted land for the said institute.
Mr. Ranjan also shared the latest updates on 500-scholarships Scheme for the children of martyred Afghan National Security Forces. Moreover, Establishment of Pashtu chair at Jawaharlal Nehru University was also discussed between the two sides.
Sediqullah Sahar, Education Attaché of the Embassy was also present in the meeting.