The University of Birmingham is looking to-wards deepening its academic ties in India through various collaborations.
"We are reaching out to Delhi University to jointly deliver a Master's module on security. An important aspect is that we are also reaching out to DU faculty. DU's Young Faculty Development Programme provides staff with an opportunity to undertake further studies at Birmingham," said David Eastwood, vice-chancellor, University of Birmingham.
Collaborations are important to the university and so they have reached out to other institutions as well. "We are exploring the potential for enhanced collaboration between the University of Birmingham's Railway Institute, DTU and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Punjab University is developing its international strategy, and the University of Birmingham, along with the wider community of the city, has been an initial focus. Besides, researchers from the School of Biosciences are working with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to tackle tuberculosis," he added. The Schools of Physics and Astronomy and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune are collaborating in joint curriculum development, computer-based learning and experimental tool design, and knowledge transfer in the area of ultra-cold atoms.
As modern technology increasingly makes the world smaller and students have greater mo bility than ever before, education provision is now delivered in a global marketplace.
"We have been working hard to change inaccurate perceptions concerning UK immigration policy and student visas through Indian alumni. We have also invested in additional resource to aid our prospective students, which includes support from our UK-based staff but also in-country assistance offered through our India office in New Delhi. We have invested heavily in Careers Network, a careers and employability department, to support our international students who want work in the UK in graduate jobs, take internships and placements during their studies and be well placed in the employment market when they return home," he concludes.
Source: The Times of India