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Tamil Nadu Govt signs MoU with British Council

Posted on Dec 14, 04:53PM | UNI

The Tamil Nadu government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the with the British Council to send students and professors, studying in government schools, to leading Universities in foreign countries to upgrade their skills and undertake joint research programmes.

This was for the first time in India that such a programme was launched wherein students in government schools would be sent abroad to study for one semester in leading varsities at government's cost.

An official release here today described it as a pioneering initiative of the government.

The MoU was signed between the Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education and South India British Council in the presence of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the State Secretariat.

The MoU was signed by Vice-Chairperson of the State Council for Higher Education Cynthia Pandian and Director of South India British Council Paul Sellers in the presence of Ms Jayalalithaa and British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai Mike Nithavrianakis and Chennai British Council Division Officer L Dhanasekaran.