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Arjun for more Indian institutes in Dubai

June 06, 2006 10:55 IST

With over a million Indians residing in the UAE, there is need to set up more Indian institutes of higher education in the emirates, Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh has said.

"We will fully cooperate in the endeavour," the minister told a meeting of Indian business and professional community in Dubai on Monday.

Dubai has emerged as a a truly global city as well an important seat of education, Singh said. Indian institutes, including Birla Institute of Technology and Science, SP Jain Centre of Management, Mahatma Gandhi University and Manipal University from India, have bases in Dubai.

Over 90,000 students study in Central Board of Secondary schools in the UAE.

Addressing the principals of Indian schools in Dubai, the HRD minister praised excellent academic results achieved by them. More than 50 principals from various Indian curriculum schools across the UAE attended the meeting.

At a separate meeting with the Muslim Education Society, Singh said an Arab cultural centre will be set up by the Jamia Milia University. It will be funded by the University Grants Commission.

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