India Israel Pact in Education and Training

IAS Prelims 2023

India and Israel’s leading academic institutions have signed a pact on education and training.

Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel is on official visit to India since November 14.

The visiting Israeli President and Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, pledged cooperation in several areas.

Two Israeli Universities, Hafia University of Israel and IDC Herzliya, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool).

In a major step aimed at enhancing education and training in cybersecurity, SP Jain School of High Technology signed a MoU with IDC Herzliya, Israel.

The Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) is an established B-school with campuses in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Last year, Welingkar had signed MoUs with three other Israeli universities which included Tel-Aviv University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and IDC Herzliya.

Earlier this year in July, the Tel Aviv University and WeSchool came together and hosted the Med4Dev India-Israel affordable healthcare hackathon.

The Tel Aviv University even offers Marathi classes. The two countries inked pledges of cooperation in the fields of technology, agriculture, archeology, biology, among others.