UKIERI-funded Higher Education Leadership Development Programme
- MHRDand British Council announce capacity building programme as part of Phase 3 of UKIERI programme
-Leadership development programme delivered by UGC and Advance HE aligned to focus areas outlined in NEP 2019
- First batch of 300 participants to be successfully trained by UK experts Advance HE
TheMinistry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the British Council, today announced the launch of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI)-fundedHigher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrators.
Thetraining for 300 participants is aimed at capacity building for senior leaders, mid-senior level functionaries and academic faculty across Indian higher education institutes (HEIs). It will be delivered by University Grants Commission (UGC) with globally recognised institutional expertise and leadership excellence from the UK.
Since 2006, UKIERI has been driving internationalisation in higher education sectors of India and the UK by focusing on three key aspects: institutional partnerships (for research and academics), student mobility, and leadership development (for academic leaders). These aspects complement the focus areas of theNational Education Policyi.e. internationalisation of Indian higher education sector to prepare globally ready professionals and institutions and improving the ranking and quality of education governance of Indian HEIs in global university rankings.
Currently in Phase 3, the programme has already successfully delivered 1,057 institutional partnerships, 25,000 academic exchanges and 2,000 research publications as part of its first two phases (2006-2016). Phase 3 of UKIERI focuses on three areas: capacity building and leadership development,research innovation and partnerships and skill development in higher education.
Speaking at the launch, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Human Resource Development, said, “The Higher Education Leadership Development Programme for Administrators will be a step change towards institutional reforms in Higher Education in line with the Indian government’s commitment to improve the quality of education being imparted in the universities.The programme will enable participants with a more global outlook which in turn supports the increasing collaboration between higher education systems both Indian and UK governments would like to see in the future.”
He added, “UKIERI has a rich legacy of enabling these connections to flourish over the last 14 years. It has undoubtedly helped enhance education and research work between our two countries and we value the partnership with the UK that has been built thanks to the scheme.
We are committed to carry forward the good work of UKIERI and further deepen this partnership in the future. UK is a trusted education partner for the Government of India with a strong reputation for Higher Education globally. I’m pleased they are involved in this programme which will serve as a stimulant for the administrators to improve their performance and capabilities in ways which will enhance global reputation of universities in India.”