A new India-UK bilateral scheme has been launched to facilitate collaborations between British Universities and their Indian counterparts. It will allow UK students to visit India during their studies.
The “UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India” is an initiative of Universities UK International (UUKi) and British Council India. The programme is launched with an aim to generate up to 200 opportunities for undergraduate students at UK universities to visit India by March 2021.
Under the programme, traditionally under-represented groups will be given priority for their visit to India.
“International opportunities such as these can offer fantastic benefits to our UK students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to set them up for exciting, successful careers,” said UK Universities Minister Chris Skidmore.
“Not only do these opportunities offer students the chance to further their personal development through rich cultural and academic experiences in India, but they also help to develop our own ”global citizens” who are ready to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace,” he said.
Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International, said, “We know that students who go abroad tend to do better academically and professionally.”
“This scheme will be good for individual students and good for UK universities, but it also fits neatly with the government of India’s goal to attract a greater number of international students and support the development of international networks for some of India’s strongest universities,” he added.