India has made huge progress in terms of increasing primary education attendance rate and expanding literacy to approximately three-fourth of the population. The right to education at elementary level has been made one of the fundamental rights under the eighty-sixth Amendment of 2002, and legislation has been enacted to further the objective of providing free education to all children. However, the literacy rate of 74% is still lower than the worldwide average and the country suffers from a high dropout rate.
Aiming to strengthen its engagement with India, Cambridge University is looking to form high quality partnerships in the areas of drug discovery and disease management.
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, who is on his second visit to India after taking over as Cambridge University Vice-Chancellor last October, is keen on cementing a long-term association with high quality players in India.
In an interview with PTI here, Borysiewicz said that partnerships are the key to Cambridge remaining a successful university.
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