IIT for Nepal Students – The younger generation of Nepal is in ecstasy when they got to know that they are eligible to enroll themselves in Indian Institute of Technology. On Thursday, India announced that Nepal students can now compete for the seats from next year.
Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee said that Nepal is an important neighbor and friend to India, so it is the responsibility that the country should get proper human resources in the next coming years. He also explained that both the countries have played part in maintaining the bilateral ties. Moreover the student exchange program will make them stronger between the two countries (India and Nepal). That is why, they opened gates of Indian Institute of Technology for Nepal students.
Pranab Mukherjee in his further speech said, “I am very happy to announce that from 2017 onward Nepalese students will have the opportunity to pursue graduate and postgraduate courses. Indian Institutes of Technology will open their entrance examinations centers to the students of Nepal. The event was jointly organized by India and Nepal.
Opportunities of IIT for Nepal Students
Pranab Mukherjee further said that the students of South Asia especially of India and Nepal, should move towards the excellence and should not remain hostage to “baggage of history”. They should avail more opportunities in employment, education, health, technology and employment generation. Those who want to pursue their studies in Indian Institute of Technology can give their exams from Kathmandu, Nepal. On this occasion, Nepal’s foreign minister Paraksh Sharan Mahat was also present.
The two officials argued that more focus should be given on education and technology, President Pranab Mukherjee said, “Our commitment is reflected in the grant of around 3,000 scholarships to Nepalese students every year, providing opportunities in form of Indian Institute of Technology, to study in Nepal and in India. We offer more than 250 scholarships annually for Government and non-Government employees of Nepal for training in technical institutes in India.”
Moreover, President Pranab Mukherjee also reminded that that India has a broad spectrum towards its neighbors and they are always there for Nepal and opening admissions to Indian Institute of Technology is an important step.