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When questioned about how the tension between India and Canada is affecting student referrals to Canada in the current year, 61 percent of Indian agents saw a negative trend.

NITI Aayog CEO Shri B.V.R. Subrahmanyam underscored the importance of technology, especially artificial intelligence, in the higher education sector to achieve this goal. He urged universities to embrace AI to remain relevant and competitive in the evolving educational landscape.

Global statistics highlight a concerning trend: 1 in 4 girls aged 15–19 falls into the Neither in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) category. In India, this figure escalates to 1 in 2 (PLFS 2020). Barriers hindering the engagement of girls in STEM education and careers manifest across personal, institutional/structural, and social levels.

The study, involving over 3,500 urban white-collar workers, shows a 2.5-fold increase in appraisals and a 2.3-fold rise in promotion rates for those who upskilled in the past 3-5 years. Upskilling led to enhanced job security, particularly benefiting women returning from career breaks with a 4.8-fold improvement in career stability.

The National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 is fostering this growth by emphasizing internationalization and partnerships. Moreover, US-India educational initiatives are enhancing bilateral cooperation in research and development, signaling a robust future for India’s role in the global educational landscape.

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