February 3, 2023

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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A team of over 20 Vice-Chancellors from the UK to visit Karnataka: Minister Ashwath Narayan

Bengaluru, May 30: A team of more than 20 Vice-Chancellors from the UK will be visiting Karnataka on June 09 and 10 to give shape for collaboration opportunities in higher education, Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, said.

Addressing a press meet on Monday regarding the recent visit to London by the delegation led by him to participate in Education World Forum (EWF), he stated, that both Karnataka and UK are keen to take up a multi-year project involving higher educational institutions from either side. The team of Vice-Chancellors which will visit India as well as Karnataka on June 9 & 10 will further explore the possibilities of internationalising the education.

Stating, that a team of officials and leadership of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) will also visit India in September 2022 pertaining to skills education, he added,

“There are efforts to build multi-stranded quality collaborations and sustain them addressing the aspirations articulated in National Education Policy (NEP 2020). The Government of Karnataka is committed to making this happen and we will encourage HEIs of our state to make the best use of these opportunities.”

As per the UGC guidelines, the government has the objectives of making India an attractive study destination for foreign students, fostering international competencies among faculty and students, developing a global mindset of learners with deep-rooted pride in being Indian, promoting active linkage between Indian and Foreign Higher Education Institutions and improving global ranking in internationalisation indicators, Narayan explained.

The Minister also mentioned his visits along with the delegation to the University of Edinburgh, University of Dundee, University of Cardiff, and the University of Swansea among others, and expressed confidence that the consultations held with top officials of prestigious universities would benefit the students of higher education in the state.

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