The Government of the Republic of India will allocate annual monetary grants for the development of Indian Studies at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). This was stated by Indian Foreign Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj during the third Eastern Economic Forum. New academic and cultural projects that can be implemented in FEFU were discussed at the meeting by Victoria Panova, Vice President for International Relations, and Singh Vivek, Consul General of India in Vladivostok.
As Victoria Panova pointed out, the government support will help to activate the work of the FEFU Indian Cultural Center, to conduct joint research on Russian-Indian cooperation, primarily in the Far East, and to increase the interest of students to Indian Studies.
“I am confident that in cooperation with the Consulate General, the Indian Studies at FEFU will receive a new impetus for development, and in 2018 we will attract talented students from all over Russia who wish to study the culture and language of this amazing country. The Consulate General also expressed readiness to work with investors to build a national Indian campus in the future university city on Russky Island. Of course, all this will also contribute to the expansion of bilateral contacts with leading Indian universities,” Victoria Panova said after the meeting.
Today, more than 160 students from the Republic of India are studying at Far Eastern Federal University, most of them enrolled in the English-language General Medicine Program (the first in the Russian Far East). At the meeting, the parties noted that the list of areas of study of Indian students at FEFU could become much broader in the coming years. The university is ready to train specialists under the request of Indian businesses, which actively come to the Russian Far East, including the ones in the field of oil and gas business, diamond processing and other spheres.