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Interaction between H. E. Mr. NavtejSarna, High Commissioner of India to UK and Indian Academicians on India-UK Cooperation in Education Sector

Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to UK interacted with more than 75 Indian academics and students at India House on May 4, 2016 and discussed India-UK cooperation in the Education Sector.Dame Asha Khemka, OBE, DBE, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College Group also addressed the gathering.The event included the Indian origin academicswho have visited India under the Global Initiative on Academic Network(GIAN) programme.

The High Commissioner briefed the audienceon the UK-India relationship in Education, Research and Innovation highlighting thedevelopment of UK-India relationship in Education over the last few years with the introduction of bilateral programmes such as India-UK Education Forum, UK-India Education and Research Initiative(UKIERI), Newton-Bhabha Fund,GenerationUK-India programme and so on. The High Commissioner also spoke about the Global Initiative on Academic network (GIAN) initiated by our Prime Minister last year. An announcement was made during the visit of the Prime Minister to the UK about UK’s plans to send 100 academics to India over the next two academic years as part of the GIAN.

The High Commissioner spoke about theintroduction of the 100 Foot Journey Club, acollaboration between the High Commission of India and the London School of Economics(LSE) South Asia Centre. The first event slated to be held under this initiative is a talk byDr Raghuram G Rajan, current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on May 10.

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May 5, 2016
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