Meet on UK-India teaching partnership

Category: Higher Education,  News Source: The Hindu Business Line,  Updated-On: Jun 27 2012


Mangalore: Manipal University and the University of Nottingham began a two-day workshop on teaching partnership in Delhi on Tuesday.

A press release from Manipal University said here that the objectives of the two-day workshop on ‘UK-India Teaching Partnership Development Forum’ are to foster relationships between universities of India and the UK, and to promote joint and dual degree programmes. Another objective is to facilitate collaborative research.

Over 150 delegates consisting of vice-chancellors, heads of institutions and researchers from India and the UK are attending the workshop, it said.

Welcoming the gathering, Prof Christine Ennew, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, stressed the need for fostering partnerships by bringing together universities from both the countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University, said that India is witnessing a sea change in higher education.

“While some reforms have already been ushered in, we are awaiting the enactment of a few more bills, especially those related to National Council on Higher Education and Research, entry of Foreign Universities and amendments to UGC Act for deemed universities,” he said.

Dr Samir Brahmachari, Director General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Dr Rob Lynes, Director of British Council in India, spoke on the occasion, the release added.

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