Dr. Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.
He apprised the Prime Minister on work being done by MIT in the areas of education, health, water and innovation. Dr. Reif invited the Prime Minister to visit MIT and interact with the students and faculty.
The Prime Minister asked Dr. Reif to explore the possibility of using MIT’s expertise in the Flagship Programmes of Skill India, Digital India and Start-Up India.
The Prime Minister suggested that senior or retired faculty from MIT could visit India for a few months to teach in an Indian University. Dr. Reif appreciated the suggestion, and offered his assistance in this regard.
Shri Ratan Tata was also present on the occasion.