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TOMSK, Jun 8 – RIA Tomsk. Dr. Shishir Shrotriya, Science & Technology Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of India in Russia paid an official visit to Tomsk State University (TSU) on Tuesday; during his meetings with faculty representatives, he discussed the possibility of obtaining higher education at TSU for Indian citizens, the university's press service reported.
Earlier it was reported that in 2015 an agreement was signed on the creation of the Russian-Indian Network (RIN). TSU together with MSU were co-founders on the Russian side, the partner on the Indian side was the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITBombay) and the association of leading technological research universities of India Indian Institutes of Technology.
"Tomsk State University was visited by the Science & Technology Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of India in Russia Dr. Shishir Shrotriya. He met with the university administration and faculty deans, discussed the possibility of higher education at TSU for Indian citizens and got acquainted with TSU's advanced scientific developments," says the report.
The meeting with the Indian Embassy staff was attended by representatives of seven TSU faculties, mainly of the engineering and natural sciences block. Colleagues discussed not only the most pressing issues in the field of education exports, but also opportunities for further scientific cooperation. Shishir Shrotriya also visited the Special Economic Zone (SEZ Tomsk), where developments of leading Tomsk companies, including those created in partnership with TSU, were presented.
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"India is a dynamically developing country. We may now be influenced by reports about the COVID-19 situation, this is true, but at the same time India has other sides that we know quite little about. This is a country that produces a lot. For example, most of the vaccines against COVID-19 are produced in India," the TSU press service quotes the TSU Vice-Rector for International Affairs Artyom Rykun.
As the Science & Technology Counsellor emphasized at the meeting, the Indian middle class accounts for about 350 million people. They are solvent educated people who want their children to be educated. And some of them are ready to educate their children in Russia, the university emphasizes.