|As many as 150 civilian training slots are offered to Việt Nam under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme every year. Photo baodansinh.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — As many as 150 civilian training slots are offered to Việt Nam under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme every year, according to the Consulate General of India in HCM City.
The ITEC programme is the Indian Government’s flagship programme for capacity building and to share its knowledge, skills, expertise and resources with other developing countries, said Consul General of India Dr. K Srikar Reddy.
During 2017 and 2018, more than 10,500 slots were offered under the ITEC programme to 161 partner countries for various short-term and medium-term courses in institutions across India, he said at the celebration of ITEC Day 2017 held last Friday in HCM City.
ITEC courses cover different fields, such as information technology, financial management, English proficiency, remote-sensing, agricultural research, quality standardization, environmental technology and biotechnology and green energy.
The ITEC programme provides an avenue for development of professional skills at the most prestigious Indian institutes, where the scholarship covers all aspects, including air fare, accommodation, local transport and stipend for miscellaneous expenses fully funded by the Government of India.
It also serves as a powerful medium to build cultural bridges between Việt Nam and India and the alumni of the ITEC programme has excelled in various areas contributing to the progress of their institutions and delivering progress to the society. —VNS