Ministry of External Affairs’ (Govt of India) ITEC Programme commenced at LPU
Jalandhar: LPU has commenced month-long international ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation’ programmes- ‘Public Health & Community Care’ and ‘Android App, Development to Deployment’ at its campus. The prestigious programme is by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Beginning from today the 18th of February 2020 the programme will continue up to 17th March 2020. For this, two groups of candidates are at LPU for two programmes of community development. Near 50 candidates from 30 partner countries including Russia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Ghana, Tanzania, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and more are participating.
ITEC Director and Head Division of International Affairs at LPU, Mr Aman Mittal briefed about LPU ideologies and ITEC programme to the visiting candidates. He informed that India is illustratively owner of the first university of the world, and since then it is continuing sharing its knowledge with the world. India has plan to train 2000 international candidates of which LPU alone will train 200+ candidates under six programmes. Presently, it is in the form of ITEC programme. He implored the participants to learn as much as they can from the programme at LPU and to use the same knowledge in the development of their respective country. Mr Mittal also informed about four more ITEC programmes, of two weeks each, to commence at LPU in the mid of March 2020.
Prior to this, welcoming the international candidates at LPU, Executive Dean Dr Lovi Raj Gupta informed that the whole programme is ‘technology oriented for observatory fusion’ and to bring a developmental change in the society. He implored all participants to understand, learn and develop the community as per the needs in their society.
Illustrative, ITEC programme was instituted in 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance by the Government of India. India holds its necessity to establish relations of mutual concern and inter-dependence based. The programme is not only on commonly held ideals and aspirations, but also on solid economic foundations.
The ITEC Programme has evolved and grown over the years in 161 countries of Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific & Small Island countries. These are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over many decades of India’s existence as a free nation. In fact, India has competence of providing technical know-how and expertise as well as training opportunities, consultancy services and feasibility studies. These programmes are continuously generating immense goodwill and substantive cooperation among the developing countries.