The higher training academic fraternity within the UK is excited about changes outlined with the aid of India within the draft of its New Education Policy (NEP) and is calling ahead to nice changes, consistent with Steve Smith, Chair, Universities UK International (UK), a frame representing higher education institutions within the United Kingdom.
“It is a good draft. We are enthusiastic about the adjustments mentioned in the draft to discover it’s content extra and notice what shape it takes. We feel advantageous approximately some of the proposals and it is a terrific time to identify authentic regions of overlap between the two nations, in which our interest coincide, how are we able to work together and can be parts of those adjustments,” Smith instructed PTI.
India-UK training p.C.
Smith become in Delhi currently as a part of a delegation of Vice-Chancellors of over 20 universities from the UK to discover opportunities of mutual interest inside the higher training quarter with Indian stakeholders, including the government and the institutes.
The go-to changed into a part of a better schooling-centered bilateral program — UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) — helmed by the British Council. In 2006, India and the UK entered into a protracted-term bilateral programme, UKIERI, with a focus on higher training.
The UKIERI is a multi-stakeholder program related to better schooling sector stakeholders and establishments from each international locations. The British Council is one of the transport companions of the UKIERI alongside UUKi and Association of Colleges.
About new training coverage
New education coverage became part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto ahead of the 2014 preferred election. The existing NEP become framed in 1986 and revised in 1992.
A panel head with the aid of former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the brand new National Education Policy to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’ while he took charge the Ministry. T
he draft changed into then put in public domain to seek comments from numerous stakeholders and over 2 lakh recommendations have been received by the HRD Ministry approximately the equal.
“What we’ve appreciated about the NEP draft is the creation of flexibility to have a look at options and crucially the formation of a countrywide research frame. We followed that procedure in the UK, it is very much like the equal thinking happening in the UK with the formation of UKIERI. We accept as true with that two nations are touring on the same direction in relation to expanding their studies base, we suppose it (NEP) will provide top-notch opportunities,” Director North, British Council India, Tom Birtwistle said.
Addressing lengthy-standing call for to reinforce some of Indian students deciding on British universities, the UK authorities had in advance this week announced a new -year publish-examine work visa direction for all worldwide college students.
Making education clean for Indian students in the UK
The UK ended its two-12 months submit-take a look at paintings visa provide during Theresa May’s time period as UK domestic secretary in 2012, widely seen as accountable for a prime drop-in scholar numbers from nations like India.
“The adjustments in visa policy have been on a dialogue for long and eventually it being introduced is a welcome move,” Smith said.
Another problem that UK universities are keen to have a fantastic final results is the mutual popularity of Masters degrees by means of the two countries.
India does not comprehend a one-yr master’s diploma which is given by using all British universities considering the fact that India has a two-year diploma. The norm makes it difficult for Indian college students to pursue a doctorate in India after a Masters in the UK.
“The issue has been a topic of bilateral discussions between the two governments. The situation is known on each aspect and we would like it to attain a nice outcome quickly,” Smith stated.