British Council, the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), UKhave organised the Tamil NaduUK Higher Education Roundtable. The high-level discussion includes representatives from the Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, delegates from UK universities and apex bodies, senior representatives of the state and25Tamil Nadu higher education institutions.
As part of this MoU, British Council will enable collaborations in new and emerging areas through the GGP, explore the creation of joint funded mobility/scholarship opportunities and support faculty capacity building in teaching, learning, and leadership.
Addressing the delegation, Thiru.K. Ponmudi, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education,Government of Tamil Nadu said, “The MoU signed with British Council today will focus on internationalising the higher education ecosystem in Tamil Nadu, benefitting our current and future students, academics and institutions.”
Sir Steve Smith, International Education Champion, Government of UK,said, “I am delighted to lead this delegation of UK universities to Tamil Nadu where we look forward to engaging with the state government, academia and industry to explore the opportunities for collaboration that will benefit both the UK and Tamil Nadu.”
Janaka Pushpanathan, Director South India, British Council, “We are aligned with the knowledge ambitions of the state of Tamil Nadu and the MoU in higher education will enable us to further collaborate on their internationalisation agenda through greater academic exchange.”