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The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Ministry of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship have taken significant steps to enhance academic collaborations and skill development in the Indian education landscape. On the occasion of the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam 2023 and the 3rd anniversary of the National Education Policy, multiple Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed with esteemed international universities, organizations, and institutions.

UGC signs 5 MoUs with international universities for academic collaborations

The UGC signed five MoUs with international universities to facilitate academic collaborations with Indian universities. The collaborations include partnerships between the University of Mumbai and universities in the USA, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidlaya and L N Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan, and the University of Lucknow with universities in Malaysia and Brazil. These partnerships aim to promote academic exchange, knowledge-sharing, and research collaboration, enhancing the quality of education in India.

Moreover, the Ministry of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship signed 106 MoUs with various organizations and institutions, focusing on skill development and education. These partnerships will boost skill assessment, capacity building, and innovation in different sectors. Collaborations with renowned organizations like Atal Innovation Mission, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and others highlight the government’s efforts to align education with industry needs and foster a skilled workforce.

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) also entered into three MoUs with the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre, the Common Service Centres (CSC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. These collaborations aim to promote Indian Sign Language, facilitate the admission of Out of School Children (OoSC) in NIOS, and advance academic opportunities.

To foster international collaborations, six MoUs were signed, including the IIT-Madras Zanzibar campus MoU. Other MoUs include those between IIT Tirupati and IIFCET for training diploma holders/graduate engineers in ‘Digital Manufacturing and Automation for Foundry Industry’ and IIT Tirupati and M/s Siemens/Wipro for establishing a Centre of Excellence on ‘Smart manufacturing and Electric Vehicle Technologies.’

The government’s commitment to promoting the Indian Knowledge System is evident from the establishment of six MoUs in higher education. Additionally, 14 MoUs under the National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) were signed with various organizations, including Google India, Future Minds, and The Open Group, to foster technological advancements in education.

These collaborations reflect the government’s dedication to empowering the youth with cutting-edge skills and knowledge. By fostering innovation, nurturing academic excellence, and strengthening international partnerships, India’s education sector is poised to shape a bright and prosperous future for the nation. The collective efforts of all stakeholders will undoubtedly drive positive change and enable India to emerge as a global leader in education and skill development.

These agreements by UGC have been a fruitful invention in the educational background.