Local universities to provide scholarships to Indian students
The Higher Education Ministry has sought the assistance of Indian
professors and senior lecturers to work in Sri Lankan universities
during their sabbatical leave period.
This follows a discussion the Higher Education Minister S.B.
Dissanayake had with Indian Human Resource Development Minister Kapil
Sibal during his recent visit to India.
The Indian Government has also pledged its assistance to set up an
engineering and agriculture faculty at Jaffna University. During the
discussion, attention was also focused on exploring the possibility of
providing training to our university teachers in India, Higher Education
Minister S.B. Dissanayake told the Sunday Observer.
The Minister who said his Ministry has decided to provide 200
scholarships to Asian students in Sri Lankan universities by the year
2012, pledged to allocate 40 percent of such scholarships to Indian
students. Minister Dissanayake has invited the Indian Human Resource
Minister to visit Sri Lanka.