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Press Releases
H.E. Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister
of Education visit to India

New Delhi | January 30, 2019

H.E. Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, along with delegation from UAE was on an official visit to India. During this visit, they had two meetings at the Ministry of Human Resource Development. HE Dr. Ahmed AlBanna, UAE Ambassador to India also accompanied HE Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi to these meetings.

The First Meeting was with H.E. Prakash Javadekar, Indian Minister of Human Resource Development Ministry being accompanied by Indian officials and dignitaries.

H.E. Prakash Javadekar, started the meeting by welcoming and HE Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, HE Dr. Ahemd AlBanna and the UEA delegation for accepting their invitation and set the stage for discussion which mainly involved around enhancing cooperation in the field of education and to sort issues of this sector if any in order to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

HE Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, thanked H.E. Prakash Javadekar for the invitation and spoke about cooperation in educational field and how the two countries can work together for imparting same quality of education in India & UAE. He also spoke about his visit to DPS RK Puram (Primary and secondary schooling institution) and IIT Delhi (higher education institution) on the same day prior to the meeting. How he was impressed by both of them. He mentioned that the UAE government is putting in efforts to improve the educational quality as well as ranking of its institution on global level. UAE can Work with India to customize a  grading system for ranking UAE institutions, open platform of education (online education) which will not only benefit students of UAE but the entire Middle East and Africa region specially those Arab states which are going through disrupt political phase and student exchange programs as well.

H.E. Prakash Javadekar welcomed the points made by HE Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi and expressed mutual concern on them. He also appreciated the UAE for its pilot program to issue teaching license for all of the teachers employed in the country which will get renewed every 5 years for which they would need to undergo an exam. Among many things he also brushed upon ‘Marking System’ in India (Internal & External Marks), recognition of the respective degrees by both the countries and that MEA needs to provide the list of all the approved institutions of the country.

He also mentioned that Senior Officials Meeting is required to look into these aspects further in order to sign MoUs which would help in reaching these objectives.

The Second Meeting was with the heads of EdCil (Educational Consultants India Limited) a Central Public Sector Enterprises under the Ministry of Human Resource Development offering management and consultancy services for development of new educational methods. It was represented by Mr. Diptiman Das, Chairman & Managing Director of EdCil was accompanied by Mr. Pawan Kumar, Chief General Manager (Digital Education System) EdCil, Mr. Sandeep Goel, Chief General Manger (Finance), EdCil along with their technical partners from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Byju’s.

Mr. Diptiman Das explain to HE, role of his organizations and how it aspires to be the most trusted project management and consultancy organization offering educational and human resource consultancy services. Its services includes the following verticals: Online Testing and Assessment Services, Educational Infrastructure Services, Educational Procurement Services, Digital Education System, Advisory Services, Overseas Education Services, TSG (Technical Support Group).

TCS as well as Byju’s presented to HE their software products. TCS product was related to the management of the educational system and Byju’s product was and educational app to help students in learning.
H.E. Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi was impressed by these presentations and mentioned that UAE technical team should sit with EdCil and its partners to see the feasibility and applicability of these products in UAE.

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