UGC – British Council Sign MoU under Second Phase of UKIERI

Prof Ved Prakash Chairman of University Grants Commission(UGC) and Rob Lynes Director of British Council (on behalf of UK UKIERI partners) formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 to support all activities and programmes agreed under Phase Two of the UKIERI programme relating to the University sector across the four strands.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Richard Stagg, British High Commissioner to India. This MoU aims to work with UGC for implementation of strand programmes and activities in the Higher Education Institutions in India. This MoU is in continuation to the MoU signed between Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on behalf of the Government and the Devolved Administrations of the UK including Northern Ireland, which sets out the framework for UKIERI from 2011-2016.