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UK education officials collaborate with Indian academics to improve quality of vocational courses

A delegation consisting of 22 Heads of Education from UK Universities from top universities in the UK is in India to give a qualitative boost to courses in Arts, Music, Literature, Design, Fashion, science and architecture by facilitating partnerships between British and Indian universities. .

The main objective is to improve access to these courses for a wide range of students in India by improving the existing infrastructure related to these fields, which is a major challenge. As part of this visit by an educational delegation from the United Kingdom, discussions on the offer of double degrees, joint courses and twinning degrees will also take place. UK education officials will meet university officials from 10 Indian states in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.


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Several scholarships have been announced for English Teachers from India to complete a Masters in English at universities in the UK. The focus would be on teaching the language through the use of educational technologies. There will also be a focus on migration, partnership for mobility, mutual recognition of higher education qualifications and more initiatives for the internationalization of higher education. Translation of good works from Indian vernaculars into English would also be encouraged. Talk to
education time, Barbara Wickham OBE, India Director, British Council, said: “The largest delegation of UK higher education university leaders is in India. They had conversations with officials from the Ministry of Education and various apex bodies. The delegation is in India with the aim of initiating transnational education which includes partnerships and collaboration opportunities with Indian universities, in accordance with the regulations resulting from the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the National Education Policy 2020 . »

“The main objective of our educational collaboration with India is to identify the main challenges that exist in the world and how we, as cultural relations organizations, work with our Indian partners in order to respond to them effectively. For example, last year we launched the British Council Scheme for Going Global Partnerships with the aim of encouraging and facilitating transnational education partnerships between India and the UK. We have 107 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the two countries collaborating on a wide range of programs, such as creating a framework for master’s degrees in disaster-resilient infrastructure and many other fields. Therefore, there is a need for bright young minds in the world to work on this,” adds Wickham.

Earlier today, Delhi CM was present at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between New Delhi Sports University and the University of East London which would encourage two-way student and faculty mobility, adds Wickham.

Balvinder Shukla, Vice-Chancellor of Amity University (UP), says: “We are considering collaborating with various UK universities for joint degree programs, dual degree programs and twinning programs in the fields of management, of Engineering Technology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Scientific Technology. We would also collaborate with UK universities for research, student exchange programs and post-doctoral research programs.