India, UK to set up joint task force for mutual recognition of academic qualifications, says Ramesh Pokhriyal

India and the UK on Wednesday agreed to set up a joint task force consisting of designated higher education organisations from both the countries to work towards mutual recognition of academic qualifications, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said.

A decision in this regard was taken in a bilateral meeting between Nishank and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab here on Wednesday.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre and senior officials of the education ministry.

Raab hailed India’s National Education Policy 2020 as visionary and said the proposed reforms will open up opportunities for students, the economy and for deeper engagement and collaboration between the two countries.

Both sides expressed hope and confidence that they would further enhance mutual engagement in the field of education, research and innovation, leading to deeper and stronger bilateral relations.