Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) was among the Indian educationists and officials that interacted with a visiting delegation of vice-chancellors of 20 leading UK universities to connect with Indian higher education sector.
The five day delegation is started from September 02, 2019 under UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), organised by the British Council.
The purpose of the visit is to understand trends, collaborative opportunities, reforms, regulatory environment and new national initiatives in higher education in India.
Prof. Akhtar convey her thoughts on current higher education policy and initiatives of the Government of India.
She also update the British delegation about the ongoing academic and research activities at Jamia Millia Islamia.
She briefed the delegation about the collaborative tie-ups JMI has with foreign universities and stressed the need for exploring opportunities for collaboration in research and exchange of faculty as well as students with UK universities.
The discussion also revolved around the broad principles and potential implications of both EQUIP and the Draft National Educational Policy (NEP).
UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) was started in April 2006 in order to enhance the educational linkages between India and the UK.
UKIERI is funded from :
- the UK by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
- Scottish Government,
- Welsh Government and Department for Employment and Learning,
- Ministry of Human Resource Development from India