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Partnerships Update

Phase 1 (2006 – 2011)

  • 103 Research Partnerships involving 206 institutions in India and UK
  • 27 Collaborative Programme Delivery (CPD) awards with 1500 Indian students enrolled
  • 37 Cluster School Partnership involving over 370 schools in India and the UK.
  • 14 Professional and Technical Skills linkages in Petrochemical ,financial and creative industries
  • 35 events in policy dialogue and networking
  • 17 PhD Scholarships have been given to Indian students with excellent academic background to carry out research in various UK universities.
  • 35 Research Fellowships to facilitate working attachments by relatively experienced research staff.
  • 50 Indian Students benefitted from UK India Graduate Work Experience Programme. The programme attracted wide range of employers like Alstorm, Ecosecurities, Enterprise, Glaxo Smith Kline, Sanjeev 1979 Ltd and SBAC etc.
  • Opportunity to 393 British undergraduate students to visit India under the Study India Programme.
  • Opportunity to 56 Indian students for a one year work exposure at various sites of Glaxo Smith Kline in the UK.
  • 11 travel grants under Collaborative Programme Delivery

Phase 2 (2011 – till date)

  • 208 Higher Education Partnerships involving over 400 institutions to undertake joint research, curriculum development and programme delivery
  • 55 Skills Partnerships to support curriculum development and delivery industry relevant training
  • 216 Facilitation grants for partnership development, sharing of best practises on pedagogy and professional development
  • Opportunity to 525 under graduates from UK universities to visit India under Study India Programme
  • Constitution of India- UK Taskforce on qualification recognition
  • 30 events including policy dialogues, networking events, dissemination workshops and outreach activities
  • Opportunity to 26 graduates from UK Universities to undertake work placements and industry led training in Indian companies

“A successful partnership initiative like UKIERI is extremely important. Through UKIERI we are looking for a win-win relationship for both countries. I am sure this platform provides us with an opportunity for revitalizing the Indian and the UK education systems.”

Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India.



“Through UKIERI, we are supporting collaborations that are enabling the UK and India to collaborate on global issues and advance the frontiers of knowledge.”

Rob Lynes, Director British Council India

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