NEW DELHI: Boston-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may associate with the flagship programmes of Skill India, Digital India and Start-Up India, with its senior or retired faculty members expected to share their expertise in New Delhi.
A discussion in this regard took place when MIT President Rafael Reif called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday.
Reif apprised the Prime Minister on work being done by MIT in the areas of education, health, water and innovation and invited him to visit MIT to interact with the students and faculty, a PMO statement said.
Modi asked Reif to explore the possibility of using MIT’s expertise in the flagship programmes of Skill India, Digital India and Start-Up India, it said. He suggested that senior or retired faculty from MIT could visit India for a few months to teach in an Indian University, the statement said, adding Reif appreciated the suggestion, and offered his assistance in this regard.