The Bharatiya Janata Party government has appointed the vice-chancellor of the Indian University of Arts and Sciences (IUS) to head the Indian study abroad program.
The vice-minister of external affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, said in a statement that the appointment was made following the recommendation of the National Council for Training (NCPT), a government body.
“The vice chancellor of IUS will be responsible for the implementation of the recommendations of the NCPT and for ensuring that all stakeholders are on the same page regarding the study abroad programme,” Sitharama said.
According to the NCET, the study in China has been a source of concern for both the countries for a long time.
It has been proposed that study abroad programmes should be limited to a maximum of five years, while in India there is currently no such limit.
The NCPT said the issue of study abroad in China was raised in Parliament last year and had been asked for a report.
The government had then asked the Centre to set up a study abroad committee to review the issue and submit a recommendation.