Parliamentary State Secretary Bence Rétvári of the Ministry for Human Capacities and Indian Ambassador to Budapest Malay Mishra signed an educational exchange agreement on Wednesday in Budapest.

The agreement for the 2014-2017 period covers cooperation between higher education institutions and the sharing of publications, teaching materials and syllabuses, while also allowing for joint research, the exchange of experiences and the organisation of conferences.

As part of the agreement, the Hungarian party will offer scholarships for Indian students and researchers, primarily within the fields of natural sciences, information technology, economics, business, management and engineering, while India is offering 35 scholarships per year to Hungarian students and researchers in Hindi language studies and other scientific areas of interest.

Within the framework of the program, Hungary will send a Hungarian language and literature teacher to the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

(Ministry of Human Capacities)