Recently India extended an invitation to Canadian faculty members to teach in the country’s institutes of higher learning at short stretches.

During a bilateral meeting with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the Fourth Nuclear Summit, said that Canada had a surplus of human resource capital.

“He said that Canadian professors and teachers, including retired faculty members, could consider coming to India during the harsh winter months in Canada and teaching at Indian universities for periods ranging from three to six months under the Global Initiative of Academic Networks [GIAN initiative],” said Vikas Swarup, external affairs ministry spokesman, at a media briefing.

Modi said that this would help India receive quality education, according to Swarup.

Trudeau concurred immediately, saying that he had himself been a schoolteacher.

Source: India Today