Delegates to the seminar (Source: qdnd.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Cooperation in education-training is an important factor helping improve the quality of the Vietnam-India relationship in the long-term, heard a networking seminar and Indian education fair held by the Indian Embassy in Vietnam on March 19.

India’s education system has made great strides over the past two decades and the country has become a leading education centre in Asia, participants at the event said.

The workshop brought together policy makers, educators and businesses from Vietnam and India. Many well-known universities of India also came to enroll Vietnamese students.

Vietnam now ranks fifth globally in the number of overseas students in the US and second in the Republic of Korea (RoK), Japan and Australia.

In India, there are about 500 Vietnamese students studying under different educational cooperation programmes between the two countries.

Vietnam and India agreed to step up education cooperation during the State visit to India from March 2-4, 2018 by President Tran Dai Quang.

President Quang thanked India for increasing scholarships to Vietnamese students, researchers, academic professionals and government officials, especially through the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme, the Mekong - Ganga Cooperation (MGC) framework, as well as the projects under the fund of Quick Impact Projects (QIPs).

He appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offering of 1,000 fellowships to students and researchers from the ASEAN member states for studying integrated PhD programmes in the Indian Institute of Technology.

Prime Minister Modi offered to organise customised courses in areas of interest to Vietnam through the ITEC programme.-VNA