April 12, 2012–VARANASI: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was one of the participants at the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Israel. BHU vice chancellor Dr Lalji Singh was one of the members of the delegation led by human resource development minister Kapil Sibal. The delegation made a visit to Israel from April 3 to 6.
According to BHU spokesperson, the President of India approved a seven-member delegation led by HRD minister to commemorate the 20th anniversary of full diplomatic relations between India and Israel. Both countries, mutually seeking to enhance academic cooperation, agreed to launch a joint programme that would facilitate mutually beneficial research and academic activities. India’s HRD minister Kapil Sibal, Israel’s minister of finance Dr Yuval Steinitz and minister of education Gideon Sa’ar agreed in principle to establish a long-term programme that would bring together Indian and Israeli researchers to carry forward research in areas of mutual interests.
The total scope of programme will reach five million USD from each side annually in steady state over a three years period. Both sides agreed that the programme would be coordinated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from the Indian side and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) from the Israeli side…Read More>>