A top official from Maryland, a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, said here on Oct 7 that it would help meet the workforce needs of local communities and propel India as the third largest economy in the World.
India may require 10,000 more colleges by 2030 to become global leader in the education system, Rajan Natarajan, Deputy Secretary of State for Policy and External Affairs, Maryland, said during a visit here.
Maryland has already signed MOU with five educational institutions in the Country, including O P Jindal Institute, University of New Delhi and a University in Agra, Natarajan said in his special lecture on ‘Leadership,’ organised by Sri Krishna Institutions here. A 110-member delegation from Maryland had already visited Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Delhi to identify community colleges on US Model, he said. Considering the abundant pool of talent, his country wanted to set up 100 community colleges across the country, he added. (PTI)