More than 1,000 Egyptians have participated in the demand-driven and response-oriented training programmes in India over the last few years, the Indian embassy to Egypt said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the 55th anniversary of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme will be celebrated at the embassy of India on 24 September, the statement proclaimed.
During the event, several training programmes alumni from Egypt will participate and share experiences of their training in India. The event will also feature a photo presentation by groups of alumni and cultural performances.
ITEC is a flagship cooperation programme of the government of India for extending technical assistance and enhancing capacity building of its developing country partners.
Under the ITEC programme, 200 slots are available every year for Egyptian nationals to undertake training in 54 Institutes in India offering courses in 280 disciplines which include IT, public administration, auditing, elections, SMEs, entrepreneurship, rural development, parliamentary affairs, renewable energy, English language, banking, skill development and employment generation. Special training in fields like security, defence, counter insurgency etc., for defence personnel are offered by prestigious institutes in India like the National Defense College and the Defense Service Staff College.
ITEC Day serves as a platform to bring together Egyptian friends to reminisce and share their learning experiences in India and to further strengthen the close bonds of friendship between the peoples of India and Egypt.