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Mr Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to UK, addressing the audience

Mr. Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to UK, meets Indian Academics and students at India House….reports Asian Lite News

Mr Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to UK, addressing the audience
Mr Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to UK, addressing the audience

Mr Navtej Sarna, High Commissioner of India to UK interacted with more than 75 Indian academics and students at India House and discussed India-UK cooperation in the Education Sector. Dame Asha Khemka, OBE, DBE, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College Group also addressed the gathering. The event included the Indian origin academics who have visited India under the Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) programme.

The High Commissioner briefed the audience on the UK-India relationship in Education, Research and Innovation highlighting the development of UK-India relationship in Education over the last few years with the introduction of bilateral programmes such as India-UK Education Forum, UK-India Education and Research Initiative(UKIERI), Newton-Bhabha Fund, Generation UK-India programme and so on. The High Commissioner also spoke about the Global Initiative on Academic network (GIAN) initiated by our Prime Minister last year. An announcement was made during the visit of the Prime Minister to the UK about UK’s plans to send 100 academics to India over the next two academic years as part of the GIAN.

The High Commissioner spoke about the introduction of the 100 Foot Journey Club, a collaboration between the High Commission of India and the London School of Economics (LSE) South Asia Centre. The first event slated to be held under this initiative is a talk by Dr Raghuram G Rajan, current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on May 10.

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