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'Pakistani students could get seats in IITs'

April 18, 2005 16:33 IST

India is willing to offer seats to Pakistani students in institutions of higher learning such as the Indian Institutes of Technology and management institutes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday.

He saw tremendous potential in Indian and Pakistani scientists working together in the field of bio-technology and attached great importance to promoting cooperation in the field of education.

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Singh told Indian and Pakistani editors in New Delhi that he had mentioned this broadly to President Pervez Musharraf during their talks here but "he could not not do more in a meeting lasting only two hours".

Responding to a question about restrictions on the exchange of newspapers, books and magazines between the two countries, the Prime Minister said that in the age of Internet and communication revolution such restrictions made no sense.

When a Pakistani editor complained about the difificulties in journalists obtaining visas to visit India, Singh said that all irritants affecting people-to-people contact would be removed.

External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh, who was present at the briefing, promised to have visa difficulties sorted out.

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Just stop this crap........To hell with the pakis...we dont want IIT to be renamed as Indian Institute of TERROR !!

Posted by KS

Sub: Why seats in IITs/IIMs to Pakistanis?

Why should we give pakistanis seats in these institutes? Are there less capable candidates in India or are the seats unoccupied? Why all this always ...

Posted by Aanand

Sub: Why?

Why? Why? Why? As it is, the level of education in this country has seen new lows. What is the purpose of all this? What ...

Posted by Kaushik Das

Sub: PM briefs ediors

May be OK to allow a few, but since these institutions are mostly taxpayer funded, foreign students should pay the real, full tuition, not the ...

Posted by bodh

Sub: Pak Students to get IIT seats

Next we will have more news like: Pak students to get training in NDA,IMA. Pak scientists to work in DRDO,BARC. Pak editors to head Indian ...

Posted by abhishek


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