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New Delhi: To expand the academic horizons, it is decided between the officials of HRD and External Affairs ministries, to hold the IIT examinations abroad.

It is a foray by the IITs in foreign lands, to attract more international students and increase their all round standards.

Though the IIT examinations were conducted even before, for the NRIs in other countries, it is the first time such a thing is happening. The meeting held, zeroed down on the SAARC members, Ethiopia, Singapore and Dubai (UAE). Apparently this is the list of nations were the entrance examinations will be taking place.

The selection process for the foreign nationals will be looked over by the IITs with the aid of the Indian missionaries in those countries.

The fee applicable to them will be more than what is charged to the people of India. The officials also informed that the addition of the seats for the foreigners will not be of any threat to the Indians as the nature of the extension is supernumerary.

MAE also decided to facilitate the foreign students with the research visa for the whole period of the program.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be the nodal agency acting on the behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The outreach program will begin from August of this year.

IIT Mumbai has been asked to provide with the crucial material which will include the information for the tests, questions and FAQs. While the institute director, Khakhar has already prepared a report detailing the procedures and is on the way to map out an exhaustive plan for conducting JEE and GATE examinations abroad.

The plan will begin its operation from 2017 onwards. (Inputs from agencies)

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Sushma Swaraj meets with Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May. 

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Kulbhushan Jadav is an Indian national, who is been sentenced to death by the Pakistani Army court.. Wikileaks
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A day after their meeting across a glass panel with Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad, the mother and wife of the Indian national on death row in Pakistan, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday.
According to reports, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar accompanied Jadhav’s mother Avanti and wife Chetankul during the meeting at Sushma Swaraj’s residence.
In a meeting described as a “humanitarian gesture” by the Pakistan government on the birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Jadhav came face to face with his mother and wife after a gap of 22 months at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad on Monday.
Separated by a glass partition in the heavily-guarded building, they spoke through an intercom watched by the Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh who escorted them to the meeting.
Jadhav’s family was later taken to the Indian High Commission before their return to India late on Monday night via Oman.
The two women did not speak to the media in Islamabad.
Pakistan has said that the meeting does not mean any change in Pakistan’s stance regarding Jadhav.
Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May.
India has said that Jadhav is innocent and has maintained that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had gone for handling his businesses after superannuation from the Indian Navy.
Despite the death verdict, Pakistan last week reiterated that he was not under threat of an immediate execution as his mercy petitions were still pending. IANS

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