The development of education and skills is a key tenet of Indo-US ties. At the India Ideas Summit, Pradhan

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Dharmendra Pradhan, the union education minister, stressed on Thursday that education and skill development are significant cornerstones of Indo-US relations and that India and the United States (US) have similar societies and common values.

At the India Ideas Summit, which was put on by the US-India Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce, International Affairs, South Asia, Pradhan gave a speech. “Maximizing the Next 75 Years of US-India Prosperity” was the event’s theme.

Pradhan urged higher education institutions in both nations to work together more closely to offer twinning, joint degrees, and dual degree programs, as well as to improve cooperation in the fields of research and skill development.

“The societies and values of India and the US are comparable. Education and skill development are crucial foundations of Indo-US ties, according to Pradhan, who also oversees entrepreneurship and skill development.

In his speech, Pradhan urged American institutions and businesses to collaborate with India in the rapidly changing education and skilling landscape as it is envisioned in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

“India is experiencing extraordinary prospects due to a burgeoning digital economy, an aspiring population, a knowledge-based culture, and policy reforms,” he said.

The minister continued by saying that India is making significant efforts to skill, re-skill, and upskill its youth under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

If given targeted training and capacity building in accordance with industry requirements, India’s sizable young and educated population would be a benefit to any sector worldwide, he claimed. India is in a good position primarily because of its population advantage and several skill-building initiatives.