Karnataka govt, British Council partner to strengthen education, research exchange


Government of Karnataka and the British Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to additional bilateral cooperation in larger schooling within the presence of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Speaking on the event, the chief minister stated, “The two governments are signing a first-of-its-kind three years MoU involving collaboration on leadership development in higher education institutions. India and UK’s relationship spans several sectors of cooperation including trade and commerce, education, science and technology, defence and culture.”

Karnataka’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) initiative for innovation partnerships with nations throughout the globe has contributed to Karnataka’s international picture because the main tech hub. UK has been a vital GIA partner for Karnataka and 38% of UK funding into India in 2017-18 got here into Karnataka, he added.

The CM welcomed the institution of the tech hubs and tech clusters programmes in addition to go international programmes that take progressive start-ups from India to the UK.

He additionally stated the state authorities’s Urban Development division has collaborated with the UK by means of the local weather resilient cities for Shared Prosperity Urban Development programme.

This will ship a transformational challenge on design and supply of multimodal transport hubs in Bengaluru, an Integrated Transport Authority and Transport Observatory in partnership with UK Catapults. The challenge demonstrates progressive methods to fight air air pollution. The CM stated it is a platform to spotlight Karnataka’s management position and to mutually chart a manner ahead within the sector.

Barbara Wickham OBE, Director India, British Council, stated, “The MoU is a further step in realising the mutual vision of a deep, strong India-UK education relationship while supporting the knowledge ambitions laid out in India’s National Education Policy 2020. Through this MoU, we look forward to creating more education and employment opportunities for aspiring students of Karnataka as well as supporting the state’s vision for stronger higher education systems.”

Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister, stated India is poised for a giant change in schooling. National schooling Policy (NEP) is serving as a change alternative. Karnataka state is on the forefront of the implementation of NEP. Collaboration with UK HEIs by means of British Council is going on at an opportune time. Planned initiatives by means of this collaboration will immensely profit the stakeholders of upper schooling, he famous.

The MoU will facilitate collaborative and mutually helpful programmes in Karnataka and contribute to elevated research and social linkages within the subject of upper schooling between the 2 entities.


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