I am glad that the Directorate of International Academics of Kannur University has launched a website as part of its effort to expand its international linkages. Internationalization is one of the major components of Higher Education 2.0, which the universities in Kerala aspire to develop to enable their students to make use of the opportunities and to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. The university has already designed a number of courses specifically for international students. By reaching out to the world at large through the cyber world, it should be possible to broaden and deepen the international linkages.
India's proverbial hospitality and the competence of our educational institutions are our strengths in attracting foreign students to India. Kannur University has a modern campus, competent faculty and able administration. Once these capabilities are known to the world, it will be able to attract a sizable number of students from different parts of the globe.
I wish the Kannur University the very best in its international efforts. The Higher Education Council stands ready to be a catalyst in the process.