Washington: Ahead of the next week's India-US education dialogue, the United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said there is chance to provide a much better education for thousands of young people in India.
   
"I think the challenges India faces dwarf -- make ours look relatively simple. But I think there's a chance to provide a much better education for hundreds and hundreds and thousands of young people in India," Duncan told reporters at a White House news conference on Tuesday.
   
"Whatever we can do to help as they build the next system of community colleges, as they scale up what's working, as American institutions start to set up campuses in India, we want to be a great partner," he said.
   
"I just absolutely believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. And the more young people across India are getting a world-class education, that's a great thing for your country and for ours as well," Duncan said in response to a question.
   
The Education Secretary praised his Indian counterpart, Kapil Sibal, the Human Resources and Development Minister.

(Agencies)

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