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Aiming for Half a Million International Students by the year 2047, Says NITI Aayog CEO
Highlighting the transformative potential of technology, particularly AI, Subrahmanyam stressed its imminent impact on India's higher education landscape. "Technology, especially AI, is on the threshold of revolutionizing India's higher education sector. Universities must fully integrate AI to retain their relevance and competitive edge," he emphasized.

by Pragti Sharma / 29 Nov 2023 23:26 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 101

At the recent 18th FICCI Higher Education Summit, CEO BVR Subrahmanyam from NITI Aayog outlined India's grand vision to attract approximately 500,000 international students by 2047. He stressed the critical role of technology in reshaping higher education, specifically emphasizing the need for universities to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to stay competitive.



In the upcoming 2047 vision document by NITI Aayog, Subrahmanyam highlighted India's aspiration to become a global leader in education. He emphasized that our goal is to host half a million international students in India by 2047. Achieving this milestone demands a significant elevation in our educational standards, global reputation, and institutional excellence.



Highlighting the transformative potential of technology, particularly AI, Subrahmanyam stressed its imminent impact on India's higher education landscape. "Technology, especially AI, is on the threshold of revolutionizing India's higher education sector. Universities must fully integrate AI to retain their relevance and competitive edge," he emphasized.



Underlining the necessity of establishing more education hubs across the nation, the CEO urged collaboration between private sectors and educational institutions. He stressed the importance of attracting international students while also encouraging local students to explore and engage in domestic educational opportunities.



A significant focus of Subrahmanyam's address was on the need for innovation in the higher education sector. He emphasized the urgency of educational reforms, aligning curriculum, and refining training to meet industry standards and ensure graduates are equipped for the workforce. "Our primary aim should revolve around redesigning education to produce graduates ready for the dynamic industry demands," he emphasized.



Concluding his address, Subrahmanyam reiterated the pivotal role of universities in shaping students' perspectives and skills. He underscored the significance of higher education institutions in leveraging India's demographic dividend over the next 25 years. This period, he emphasized, is crucial for harnessing the potential of the country's youth and steering their intellectual development.


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