Germany and India have agreed for Strategic partnership in higher education. The Jointly funded programme aims to intensify existing partnerships in higher Education. The programme will focus on establishing joint research projects that will include joint supervision as well as student and academic exchanges.
Germany is cooperating with Ministry of Human Resources Development and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools (KVS) to support German teaching in India Schools under its Schools: Partners for the Future initiative and its German in 1,000 Schools programme.
The HRD Minister, Dr Pallam Raju during the second round of inter Governmental Consultations in Berlin laid emphasis on the several areas: including Max Planck Institute Partnerships for encouraging basic research in Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research(IISERs); Fraunhoffer Model of collaboration between industry and academia (applied research) for IITs and NITs and TU9 universities from the German side; Research in Social sciences and Humanities in which Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) will be a major partner from the Indian side; and use of ICT in intercultural exchanges particularly comparative linguistics of Sanskrit and German languages.