The idea of Indo-US partnership in the area of education has begun to show some initial effects. PM Manmohan Singh had commenced the 21st Century Knowledge Initiative with Mr. Barack Obama, the US President, in the year 2009.
In this regard, as the first step, Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) is going to introduce a competency-based syllabus for the teachers of medical science in collaboration with University of Michigan. That competency based curriculum for health education professionals was introduced in a workshop at the MUHS campus. To aid education, Obama and Manmohan Singh have signed an agreement MUHS and Michigan university have signed an agreement.
Larry Grupen, head of medical department at the University of Michigan, told how important this deal for medical education is. He said that the newly introduced competency-based syllabus will make the structure of medical education stout. Grupen informed all that at a workshop at MUHS campus. Also, educationalists from both the universities shared their points of view on Health Professionals Education in India.