Tamil Studies Chair Will Be Established at University of Houston: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the final day of his three-day trip to the US, said that a Tamil Studies Chair will be established at the University of Houston. He was addressing the Indian diaspora in Washington DC.

“This is the best time to invest as much as possible in India. The research centre for Google’s AI in India will work on more than 100 languages. Besides, with the help of the Indian government, a Tamil Studies Chair will be established at the University of Houston,” PM Modi said, as quoted by news agency ANI.

In a joint statement, PM Modi and US President Joe Biden welcomed the move and they have accepted to reinstate the Vivekananda Chair at the University of Chicago to further research and teaching of Indian history and culture.

“Prime Minister and President Biden hailed the growing bilateral education partnership between the US and India. Indian students are on pace to soon become the largest foreign student community in the United States, with an increase of nearly 20 per cent in Indian students studying in the US last year alone,” read the joint statement.

“The leaders welcomed the establishment of a new joint Task Force of the Association of American Universities and leading Indian educational institutions, including the IITs, and the nomination of councils on each side, and noted their interim recommendations for expanding research and university partnerships between the two countries,” the statement added.

Source: India Today