Distinguished speaker: Tirumurti (on stage) sharing his insights on the relationship between Malaysia and India during the talk.
BILATERAL relations between Malaysia and India is strong, with both countries sharing many cultural, historical and religious affinities.
This positive intermingling creates a vast and dynamic web of partnerships and links year after year, said India’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, T. S. Tirumurti.
He said the Indian government welcomes Malaysians who wish to pursue their higher education in the country.
“There are an estimated 1,500 Malaysians who are currently studying in India, with approximately 95% of these students enrolled in medical schools nationwide.
“The Manipal University in Manipal, Karnataka has already become a household name among many Malaysians,” said Tirumurti.
The high commissioner’s talk titled Strategic Partnerships between India and Malaysia was the eighth in the Distinguished Speaker Series organised by City University College of Science & Technology at its main centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
City University College of Science & Technology vice-chancellor Prof Dr Noridah Ibrahim was also present.
The Distinguished Speaker Series started in 2015 and continues this year. The series has been well-received by students and the public, who filled up the 250-seat auditorium within the university college’s premises.
Previous speakers include Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Rod Smith, Light Cibles Malaysia chairman and CEO Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, as well as Sutra Foundation founder Datuk Ramli Ibrahim.