Maharashtra government & British council ink MoU for Internationalisation of Higher Education
Maharashtra government and British Council has collaborated to internationalise higher education of the state.
Department of Higher and Technical Education, Maharashtra and British Council have collaborated for Internationalisation of Higher Education in the state. The aim of this collaboration is to enhance curriculum, train faculty and develop leadership skills, support mobility and enhance skills of students.
The MoU was signed by Vikas Chandra Rastogi, IAS, Principal Secretary Higher Education and Rashi Jain, Director West India, British Council in the presence of Chandrakant Patil, Minister of Higher and Technical Education and Alison Barrett MBE, Director India, British Council.
The collaboration between the two organisations will strengthen educational and cultural exchange to promote the state's aspirations for knowledge and economic development.
According to a press release issued by British Council, the agreement will complement the existing partnership between the Government of Maharashtra and British Council India to work together to strengthen skills and quality of higher education in the state. British Council will help in enhancing the education system towards internationalisation of higher education which includes research and mobility.
The agreement has been drafted to enable the state government to create opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration in areas of mutual interest. The two entities will work closely to strengthen Maharashtra’s higher education ecosystem with a focus on activities for capacity building and leadership development and training for faculty, to support the internationalisation agenda, through face-to-face and virtual workshops, training, mentoring and knowledge exchange, read the press statement.