The strand aims to foster mobility of students across India and the UK and to work on key areas like mutual recognition of qualifications and credit transferability. The strand also aims to strengthen cultural links between India and the UK by creating mutual opportunities for student mobility. Institutional tie-ups to support study tours, summer programmes and other short visit opportunities with special emphasis on India’s heritage and culture are also being structured in the programme delivery.
In the first phase, UKIERI has been instrumental in fostering student mobility with its key programmes like Study India Programme and Indian Graduate Work placement programme .The participating students in the programmes have gained a lot through these exchange programmes. The programmes provided them with a platform to understand the academic and other aspects of the visiting country.
The strand would also work towards the transferability and equivalence of qualifications through recognition of learning and achievements. The strand will also highlight key issues and challenges faced by the education sector in both countries pertaining to mutual recognition and equivalence of learning and achievement, and make recommendations through UKIERI framework for mutual recognition.
The strand also would work towards developing programmes to encourage Indian students to study joint Master's or Doctoral qualifications with UK universities along with supporting programmes to encourage UK students to undertake study and work placements in India. Through these student mobility programmes students would gain experience and greater understanding of culture, education and economy of both countries.
- To develop policies/framework to support mutual recognition and equivalence of learning and achievement.
- Development of joint doctoral or masters programmes between India and the UK.
- Strengthening of cultural linkages between India and the UK.