India and US should collaborate in higher education, suggests Narayana Murthy

New Delhi: Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Friday, suggested Indo-US collaboration in higher education, research and hi-tech areas to benefit mutually and foster a stronger bond of friendship between the two countries.

Murthy made the statement at Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Conclave.

Addressing the Conclave on the theme ‘Vision 2020’, Murthy said the “unusual” partnership in higher education and research would benefit India enormously in medium to long term and the US academia in medium term.

Recalling similar view expressed by Nobel laureate David J Gross during the 103rd Indian Science Congress at Mysuru early this month, he advocated for Indian Universities working with US universities.

“The exchange of faculty and students between our universities and universities in the US will have to be  increased at least hundred-fold. We will have to issue ten  year multiple entry visas every year to hundreds and thousands of academicians from the US,” he said.

News24 Bureau