Launch scholarships for needy, talented students
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) to launch scholarships to help needy and talented students pursue studies at the institute.
New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) to launch scholarships to help needy and talented students pursue studies at the institute.
He said scholarships would ensure that no student who is talented enough and competent enough to pursue studies at IIFT is discouraged from doing so because of the fee structure or living expenses. Goyal added that this would help usher in more diversity to the campus by bringing in students from all backgrounds and all parts of the nation.
The minister was speaking at the 55th convocation of IIFT here last evening. He also urged the IIFT board to consider sanctioning more funds to the students' councils to make all the campuses more vibrant and updated.
Further, he suggested the management to work on setting up an international institute at GIFT City in Gujarat in partnership with prestigious universities around the world.
Talking about India's trade, he said "we now aspire" to take exports from USD 675 billion to USD 2 trillion by 2030 and students of the institute should be a part of this endeavour. "Countries which went out into the world and competed on equal terms, on price, quality, delivery and service are the nations that have successfully taken prosperity to the day-to-day life of its citizens," he said.