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ndia and UK discuss international education and academic mobility under National Education Policy

Under new policy measures and activities to support internationalisation, quality assurance and collaborations on teaching, industry-academia partnerships and different models of transnational education that lie under the newly formed National Education Policy (NEP), a delegation of representatives from 22 UK universities had a discussion with their Indian counterparts

The delegation is on a five-day visit to India. It is the first discussion after the introduction of NEP. The delegation met the representatives from the Ministry of Education (MoE), University Grants Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), AICTE and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

“The focus is on increasing two-way mobility of students, faculty as well as institutional mobility between India and the UK. We invite the UK HEIs to work with Indian counterparts to offer twinning, joint degree, and dual degree programmes; as well as explore setting up campuses in GIFT City Gujarat,” Manju Singh, joint secretary, UGC, said.

The delegation represents apex education bodies such as the Universities UK International (UKI), The Russell Group, Universities Wales, and 22 UK higher education institutions, making it the largest-ever delegation of higher education leaders from the UK to visit the country.