For improvement in education and to proper cultural cooperation between the two, Maharashtra state government has signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with British council of UK. The MoU was signed on Thursday, on the occasion of completion of seventy years of UK’s international culture and educational arm in India.
Benefits of Agreement
As per Maharashtra government – British Council Signed MoU, the council will provide training to about 30,000 teacher of state in English language. It will help teachers to improve their skills so that they can teach their students in a better way. The programme of training teachers in English will be funded by Tata Trusts, the Tata group’s philanthropic organisation. Alan Gemmell OBE, director at British Council India hoping to further enhance this initiative to all India level once it is implemented successfully in Maharashtra.
Role of bilateral UK India Education and Research Initiative
Both UK and Maharashtra have came up with 12 numerous agreements for improvement of education in higher education institutions in Maharashtra over the last year. The agency has also made biggest financial investments in its branch in past few years. The council has awarded scholarships up to Rs. 18 crores to 110 women across India. Out of 18 women, 14 were from Maharashtra state.
Agency now looking for feedback
As per Gemmell saying, as the council has spend more than 70 years in education in India. It will now collect feedback from concerned people. It will include hearing stories from Indian people about how the council’s campaign ‘Inspired by India’ has impacted them. It will also like to hear problems faced by council and also by people while moving with campaign.