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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top UK universities to visit Nagpur

 Top UK universities to visit Nagpur

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), in joint collaboration with All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society (AISSMS), the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) and NIT Business School, will conduct events for institutions from India and the United Kingdom on April 26 and 27 in the city.

The India-UK Education Partnership Forum will bring together educational institutions from Pune, Nagpur and other cities of western India and 13 British universities and colleges which have interest in developing educational partnerships. UKTI is the overseas business arm of the British government promoting overseas trade and high value investments.

This event follows a highly successful visit to UK in October last year when UKTI took 23 delegates from 14 educational institutes from Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad to London and York. The Indian delegation visited 30 UK universities for educational collaborations. MoUs were signed between Staffordshire University and AISSMS, Pune, Bournemouth and Poole College and MIT Pune, and University of East London and University of Northampton with MIT, Aurangabad.

The programme will begin at 10.30am and will include lectures on 'Foreign collaboration of Nagpur University (NU) affiliated colleges/institutions', 'Introduction to Nagpur: An emerging epicentre of international education' and others. There will be various UK universities participating in this event such as Central School of Speech and Drama, Edge Hill University Leeds Metropolitan University, Staffordshire University, University of Birmingham and University of East London. The opportunities include developing joint undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, staff training and development opportunities, offshore campus or faculty development in India, provision of internships or work placement opportunities for students, licensing or franchising curriculum, identifying opportunities for student and staff exchange and employability skill development.

Minister for food and civil supplies Anil Deshmukh will be the chief guest while joint director of technical education Gulab Thakare and NU vice-chancellor Vilas Sapkal will be the guests of honour. The event will be presided over by UKTI India director Barry Lowen.

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