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INDO-AMERICAN

EDUCATION SUMMIT 2016


Educational Excellence Without Borders

Student Recruitment and Academic


Collaborations

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Awards for Educational Excellence

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New Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam,
Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai
September 13 to 28, 2015

THE INDUS FOUNDATION INC.


23 Koster Blvd., Suite 8B, Edison, NJ 08837, USA
Tel: (732)205-9810; Fax: (732)205-9811
E-mail: indus@indus.org ; Web: http://www.indus.org/

INDO-AMERICAN EDUCATION
SUMMIT 2016
INDO-AMERICAN EDUCATION SUMMIT 2016 on student recruitment and academic collaborations
will be held at New Delhi (September 13), Jaipur (September 15), Hyderabad (September 17),
Visakhapatnam (September 19), Chennai (September 21), Bangalore (September 23), Ahmedabad
(September 26), and Mumbai (September 28).
Indo-American Education Summit 2016 is a unique event which is being organized in India as a sequel to
the highly successful Education Summits held since 2009. Major fields covered would be Engineering &
Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life
Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment, Education & Technology, Arts &
Humanities, and Social Sciences.
The Summit 2016 will have sessions on recruitment of Indian students and one-on-one meetings between
representatives of foreign universities and Indian students. The Summit will also have sessions on
academic collaborations and one-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and
those of Indian institutions.
The Summit 2016 is specifically designed for university chancellors, presidents, vice-chancellors,
provosts, deans, scientists, researchers, faculty, enrollment / recruitment officers, and their executive-level
team members.

Highlights
* Most comprehensive educational event of its kind ever held in India
* Biggest networking event for leaders in education from India and abroad
* Convergence of who is who of the huge Indian educational system
* Participation by a large number of top Indian and foreign universities
* Recruitment sessions and one-on-one meetings with Indian students
* Attendance of several thousand students interested in higher studies

* Major Sessions on academic collaborations with Indian institutions


* One-on-one meetings with officials of Indian institutions
* Awards for educational excellence to outstanding foreign and Indian institutions
* Awards for eminent educationists, scientists, researchers, and faculty
* Visits to Indian schools, colleges and universities in Bangalore

* Extensive media coverage for the Summit during and after the event

ORGANIZERS
The Indus Foundation
The Indus Foundation is a registered non-profit trust (No. 236/10) under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. The Foundation is dedicated

to the promotion of higher education in India. The Foundation is well established internationally for over 20 years. An
important mission of the Foundation is to galvanize high-impact collaborations between reputable foreign universities and Indian
institutions. The Foundation is committed to assisting Indian students to study in good Indian and foreign colleges and
universities. The motto of the Foundation is: Educational Excellence Without Borders.

Indo-American Education Summit 2016


Indian educational system has been undergoing a
paradigm shift in the recent past. India has the
worlds second largest post-secondary student
population of around 20 million. India has over 722
universities and university-level institutions and
37,000 colleges, and yet the gross enrollment ratio
(GER) is low with only 20 per hundred accessing
higher education. India is far behind the developed
countries' average of 45 per hundred. The
Government of India has set a GER target of 30 per
cent by 2020 and for that to be achieved, the number
of universities and colleges will have to be increased
many fold while enhancing the quality of existing
institutions.
Faced with a growing demand for post secondary
education and limited resources, India is looking
towards private sector and foreign universities to
bridge the projected gap. The private sector has been
given the opportunity to take initiative in developing
infrastructure for higher education in the country.
India is a member of the WTO and has now become a
signatory to the General Agreement on Trade in
Services (GATS), thereby enabling high quality
educational services to be offered in India from
around the world. Further, the Indian economy is
transforming into an international powerhouse
requiring India to have the best possible educational
opportunities for its citizens. Indian students are
interested in degrees, diplomas, and certificates
offered by foreign universities at the undergraduate
and graduate levels because of the excellent career
prospects they offer. This demand is reflected by the
tens of thousands of students going to the USA and
other foreign countries every year for higher
education.
With the globalization of the Indian economy and
growing affluence of the large middle class, study
abroad is no longer just a dream for many Indian
students. It is indeed a very viable option. Indian
students are interested in enrolling in programs of
foreign universities to pursue their higher education
goals and thereby tap international career
opportunities. The Indus Foundation assists Indian
students in meeting their educational objectives. The
Indus Foundation is an educational organization

dedicated to the promotion of higher education for


the growing student population of India. The
Foundation is well established in India for over 20
years, with its own extensive network of offices
spread across the country for recruiting students for
study abroad. It is committed to assisting foreign
universities for recruiting and enrolling well-qualified
and financially able students from India.
Academic collaborations promote universal and
equitable access to education, and develop in students
the knowledge, confidence, and requisite skills to
become lifelong learners and economic competitors
in a dynamic global marketplace. Today, success is
determined by access to knowledge. Education is no
longer an option it is a mandate for survival. An
important mission of the Indus Foundation is to
galvanize high-impact academic collaborations
between educational entities in America on the one
hand and those in India on the other. The Foundation
acts as an internationally recognized support system
for 21st Century education for bridging the education
divide. The Foundation recognizes that collaborative
research programs, undergraduate and graduate
programs, twinning / transfer programs, professional
development programs, distance education programs,
vocational education programs, faculty exchange
programs, student exchange programs, partnership
programs, study abroad in India programs, and other
academic partnerships between foreign universities
and Indian institutions are extremely useful in
meeting the rapidly growing Indian educational
needs. These programs contribute to the goal of
preparing students to compete in the global economy.
The staff of the Foundation has significant
knowledge of the Indian and foreign educational
systems. Over the years, the staff has developed
extensive contacts with a wide array of accredited
Indian institutions and foreign universities.
The Foundation offers an efficient and cost-effective
means of presenting the foreign universities to Indian
institutions and to prospective Indian students
through the Summit. Activities during the Summit
include panel discussions by representatives of
foreign universities, interactions with Indian
institutions for academic collaborations, and

interactions with Indian students for recruitment and


enrollment. The visiting representatives will also
have opportunities for sightseeing to get a feel of the
country. The Summit will be a fast-paced, well
designed program, providing representatives of
foreign universities with valuable exposure. The

Summit will bring significant visibility to the


participating foreign universities in India. The
Summit will help the participants to achieve good
results in terms of academic collaborations as well as
student recruitment and enrollment.

Benefits of Summit 2016


Following are some of the benefits of the Summit for foreign institutions:
* Summit is a well established brand in higher education for Indian institutions and students.
* Summit provides contacts with hundreds of reputable Indian institutions and thousands of students.
* Summit provides visibility all over India and creates opportunity to work with alumni.
RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS
1. Opportunity to recruit undergraduate and
graduate students from India.

5. Recruitment of financially able,


prepared, and highly motivated students.

better

2. Generation of income and saving of money on


recruiting activities in India.

6. Enrollment of larger proportion of admitted


students for different programs.

3. Enlargement of the marketplace for enrolling


better-qualified students.

7. Attracting a continuing stream of students to


from India.

4. Substantial reduction of time and costs for


recruiting Indian students.

8. Database of students attending the Summit with


their contact details.

ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS
1. Establishing research collaboration programs
with Indian institutions.

6. Establishing long-term visibility and presence in


India and building the brand.

2. Extending the international reach of degree,


diploma and certificate programs.

7. Opportunity for faculty exchange


international exposure to faculty.

3. Opportunity to develop joint / dual degree


programs with Indian institutions.

8. Opportunity for students to study abroad in


India and experience its rich culture.

4. Opportunity for developing twinning / transfer


programs with Indian institutions.

9. Opportunity for offering distance education &


vocational education programs in India.

5. Opportunity for setting up


programs with Indian institutions.

10. Opportunity for developing student exchange


programs with Indian institutions.

partnership

and

Who should attend?


Indo-American Education Summit 2016 is a must for anyone involved in student recruitment as well as those
interested in international academic collaborations. The Summit attracts high-level decision makers who are shaping
the education field. Senior professionals from education sector from around the world come together once a year in
India. The Summit is meant for:

Vice Chancellors
Presidents and Provosts
Company Presidents / CEOs
Deans, Directors, and Dept Heads
Principals of Colleges
Faculty of Colleges & Universities
Enrollment / Recruitment Officers
Diplomatic Missions in India
Scientists & Researchers
R&D Organizations
Corporate Training & Development
Executives
Corporate University Managers
Human Resources Executives
Program Managers and Education
Administrators
Professors and Trainers
International, National, and Regional
Agencies

Senior Governmental Officials


Leaders of Professional Associations
Technology and Service Providers
Multimedia and Software Designers
Training Consultants
Test Preparation Companies
Banks & Financial Institutions
Insurance Companies
Overseas Education Agencies
Career Counselors
Placement Officers
Travel Agencies
Publishing Houses
International Education Missions
Educational Software Companies
Infrastructure Companies
Foreign Exchange Companies

Summit Program Details


INDO-AMERICAN EDUCATION SUMMIT 2016 on student recruitment and academic collaborations will be held
at New Delhi (September 13), Jaipur (September 15), Hyderabad (September 17), Visakhapatnam (September 19),
Chennai (September 21), Bangalore (September 23), Ahmedabad (September 26), and Mumbai (September 28).
The Summit will cover the fields of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business &
Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment,
Education & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences.
STUDENT RECRUITMENT: ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
Foreign universities will have the opportunity to take part in the recruitment of students through one-on-one
meetings. Indian students interested in higher education will participate in the one-on-one meetings with
representatives of foreign universities. Entry is free for students. Each representative foreign universities will be
given a table for interacting with students.
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS SESSIONS
Summit will have sessions on collaborative research programs, joint / dual degree programs, twinning & transfer
programs, distance education & vocational education programs, faculty & student exchange programs, study abroad
in India programs, and other academic partnerships. The sessions involve panel discussions by selected foreign
universities and Indian institutions. Sponsors will make brief presentations at the end of panel discussions.

The academic collaboration sessions of the Summit are meant for representatives of foreign universities, foreign
educational organizations, diplomatic officials, Indian institutions and organizations.
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS: ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
During the Summit, one-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and those of Indian
institutions and organizations will take place. Each representative of foreign universities and sponsors will be given
a table for interacting with other participants of the Summit.
EDUCATION AWARDS
An important feature of the Summit 2016 would be presentation of education awards to institutions, educationists,
scientists, researchers, and faculty in recognition of their contributions and excellence in academia.

Program Schedule
Indo-American Education Summit 2016 will be held in each of the following cities on the dates mentioned against
them.

New Delhi: Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi- September 13, 2016
Sujan Singh Park, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110003; Phone: 91-11-6626 1000

Jaipur: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson- September 15, 2016


Khasa Kothi Flyover, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001; Phone: 91-141-403 3300

Hyderabad: Taj Banjara - September 17, 2016


Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034; Phone: 91-40-6666 9999

Visakhapatnam: Taj Gateway Hotel - September 19, 2016


Beach Rd, Paanduranga Puram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530002; Phone: 91-891-662 3670

Chennai: Vivanta by Taj Clubhouse - September 21, 2016


No. 2, Club House Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002; Phone: 91-44-6631 3131

Bangalore: Chancery Pavilion - September 23, 2016


135, Residency Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025; Phone: 91-80-4141 4141

Ahmedabad: Aloft Hotel - September 26, 2016


147/1, Opposite Bhagwat Vidhya Peeth, SG Road, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380061; Phone: 91-79-6604 9499

Mumbai: The Lalit - September 28, 2016


Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Opp. Hotel Leela, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059; Phone: 91-22-6699 2222

Program Details
In each of the above cities, the Summit 2016 will have the following program.
8.00 am onwards: Registration of delegates at Summit Venue. Registration of students commences at 1 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Each session on Academic Collaborations will have presentations followed by panel discussion by representatives of
foreign universities and Indian sponsors (50 min.). At the end of the session, there will be Open House (10 min.) in
which the audience will have the opportunity to participate.
One-on-one meetings will take place between representatives of foreign universities and those of Indian institutions
for academic collaborations. Simultaneously, one-on-one meetings will take place between representatives of
foreign universities / Indian sponsors and students for recruitment.

PROGRAM IN EACH CITY


9.30 am: Inauguration of the Summit 2016
9.35 am: Welcome Address
9.40 am: Introduction of the Summit 2016
9.45 am: Address by the Chief Guest
10.00 am: Presentation of Education Awards
10.40 am: National Anthem
10.41 am to 11.00 am: Coffee / Tea Break
11.00 am to 12.00 noon: SESSION 1: ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS
12.00 noon to 1.00 pm: SESSION 2: ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm: Lunch Break
2.00 pm to 3.40 pm: ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS: One-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities /
sponsors and Indian students
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS: One-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and
those of Indian institutions for Academic Collaborations
3.40 pm to 4.00 pm: Coffee / Tea Break
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm: ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS: One-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities /
sponsors and Indian students
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS: One-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and
those of Indian institutions for Academic Collaborations

Accommodation for Foreign Participants


New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi
Sujan Singh Park, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone: 91-11-6626 1000

http://vivantabytaj.com/ambassador-new-delhi/overview.html
Jaipur
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
Khasa Kothi Flyover, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
Phone: 91-141-403 3300

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Hyderabad
Taj Banjara
Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
Phone: 91-40-6666 9999

http://www.tajhotels.com/business/taj-banjara-hyderabad/default.html
Visakhapatnam
Taj Gateway Hotel
Beach Rd, Paanduranga Puram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530002
Phone: 91-891-662 3670
http://www.thegatewayhotels.com/beach-road-visakhapatnam/overview.html

Chennai
Vivanta by Taj Clubhouse
No. 2, Club House Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002
Phone: 91-44-6631 3131
http://www.tajhotels.com/business/taj-club-house-chennai/default.html

Bangalore
Chancery Pavilion
135, Residency Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Phone: 91-80-4141 4141
http://www.chanceryhotels.com/

Ahmedabad
Aloft Hotel
147/1, Opposite Bhagwat Vidhya Peeth, SG Road, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380061
Phone: 91-79-6604 9499
http://www.hotelscombined.in/Hotel/Aloft_Ahmedabad_SG_Road.htm

Mumbai
The Lalit
Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Opp. Hotel Leela, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
Phone: 91-22-6699 2222
http://www.thelalit.com/hotels-in-mumbai/

Itinerary for Foreign Participants


(Travel in India will be by air)
NEW DELHI: Arrive September12th Afternoon / Evening
Summit 2016: September 13 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart New Delhi: September14th morning
JAIPUR: Arrive September14th morning
Summit 2016: September 15 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart Jaipur: September16th morning
HYDERABAD: Arrive September 16th morning
Summit 2016: September 17 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart Hyderabad: September 18th morning
VISAKHAPATNAM: Arrive September 18th morning
Summit 2016: September 19 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart Visakhapatnam: September 20th morning
CHENNAI: Arrive September 20th morning
Summit 2016: September 21 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart Chennai: September 22nd morning
BANGALORE: Arrive September 22nd morning
Summit 2016: September 23 (10 am to 5 pm)
Visit Indian Institutions in Bangalore: September 24, 2016
Depart Bangalore: September 25th morning
AHMEDABAD: Arrive September 25th morning
Summit 2016: September 26 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart Ahmedabad: September 27th morning
MUMBAI (BOMBAY): Arrive September 27th morning
Summit 2016: September 28 (10 am to 5 pm)
Depart Mumbai: September 28th late evening / 29th morning
Taj Mahal: Participants interested in visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra may plan to come to India either two days in
advance of September 12, 2016 or leave India two days after September 28, 2016. Friday is a holiday for the Taj,
but the day can be used for sight-seeing and shopping in the historic city of Delhi. Trip to the Taj Mahal may be
made by train or car.

Participation in Summit 2016


SUMMIT PARTICIPATION PACKAGE: The fee
for participating in the Summit 2016 is only US$ 700
per person per city. Participation fee includes:
* Single room accommodations in the Summit hotel
(lodging only).
* Double room accommodations for those with
spouses (lodging only).

* Air travel between consecutive cities for registered


participants.
* Ground transportation between consecutive cities
for registered participants.
* Advance promotion and publicity in India through
the media.
* Distribution of promotional materials of
participating institutions.

* Experienced Indus personnel for guiding the


participants.
* Visa Assistance for visiting India to participate in
the Summit.
* Presentations in the student recruitment sessions of
the Summit.
* One-on-one meetings with Indian students and
parents.
* Database of Indian students interested to study
abroad.
* Participation in the academic collaboration events.
* One-on-one meetings with officials of Indian
institutions.

* Database of Indian institutions interested in


collaborations.
* Complimentary breakfasts and luncheon during the
Summit.
* Table space with a table and two chairs for all
participants.
* Participants with spouses pay an additional amount
of US $ 120 per city.
* Sight-seeing costs for spouses not included. Entry
fees not included.
* Cost of food (approx. US $ 40 per day per person)
not included.

EDUCATION AWARDS
There is no prescribed pro-forma for nominations.
Only registered participants may apply / nominate for
awards. Self-nomination is permitted. All
nominations must reach the Indus Foundation by email at indus@indus.org immediately after

registration. Award winners will be notified by email after the selections are made. Processing fee
payable for nomination for an award is only US$
200. In case, applicant is not selected for award,
processing fee will be refunded.

SOUVENIR
The Summit Souvenir is an important publication
which will contain valuable information related to
Higher Education along with the names and
addresses of foreign and Indian participants. The
Souvenir will also contain details of the specific areas
of interest of foreign universities and Indian Sponsors
with regard to Academic Collaborations and
Recruitment of students. The Souvenir will be
distributed widely amongst participants, Educational

institutions, invitees, advertisers, governmental


organizations, corporations, and others. The Souvenir
will have offset printing in A4 size. Souvenir
Advertisement size is: Width 18 cm; Height 25 cm.
The file format should be in PDF. The advertisement
tariff for full page in color is only US$ 500.

Registration & Visa Requirement


The Indo-American Education Summit 2016 is expected to have more applicants for participation than it can
accommodate. The Indus Foundation welcomes participation by experienced university professionals. Participation
is limited to accredited universities and colleges, though others connected with higher education may also participate
with the prior approval of the Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to select participants at the Summit.
Registration forms are available on the website of the Indus Foundation at http://www.indus.org/. They can also be
obtained by contacting the Foundation through e-mail at indus@indus.org. Participants are advised to register early
because of the expected demand. Participants should send the registration form electronically at the earliest to
indus@indus.org, though payment can be made thereafter. Reg s r o w ll be o
f rs o e, f rs served b s s
Registration will be closed immediately upon reaching the required number of participants.
VISA REQUIREMENT: Visa is required for foreigners visiting India for participating in the Summit. The details of
visa fees, visa application forms, etc. can be found at the website of the Indian embassy / high commission /
consulate in your country. Simplest and easiest visa to get is e-Tourist Visa which can be applied online.

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e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries:


Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas,
Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada,
Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook
Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican
Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia,
Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia,
Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova,
Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines,
Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint
Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,
Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United
Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam., Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Eligibility for e-Tourist Visa Facility
1. International Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight-seeing, casual visit to meet
friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
2. Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at
least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
3. International Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during
his/her stay in India.
4. International Travelers having Pakistani Passport or of Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at
Indian Mission.
5. Not available to Diplomatic Passport Holders.
Further details are available at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
Holders of passport of other countries not mentioned above may locate the Indian embassy / high commission /
consulate in their country by visiting: http://www.mea.gov.in/indian-missions-abroad.htm
For details regarding visa application, please visit: http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/visaServices
Two Indian references along with sponsorship letter from India will be required for obtaining visa. The Sponsorship
letter from India will be sent to registered participants electronically to enable them to apply for visa. Visa should be
applied for well in advance of the event dates.

Student Recruitment & Enrollment


A large number of well qualified and financially able Indian students are interested in opportunities for higher education in good
foreign universities. The Indus Foundation assists foreign universities to recruit students from India. Its staff is in a unique
position to offer current and relevant advice to Indian students on the one hand and to the foreign universities on the other.
During the past 20 years, the Foundation has emerged as the leading recruiter of students from India. It has secured admission for
several thousand students in accredited foreign universities.
The Foundation offers a comprehensive package of services directed towards assessing and matching students with the
philosophy, requirements, academic offerings, and resources of foreign universities. The Foundation assists the students through
the entire application process from the identification of programs of study to their actual enrollment. The Foundation strongly
believes in providing honest, up-to-date and accurate information with friendly and courteous service through its trained
educational counselors. The Foundation and its experts are thoroughly familiar with the educational systems of India and those of
other countries. They are ideally equipped to assist students to go through the entire gamut of the admission process. The

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Foundation provides test preparation training to Indian students who plan to take tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT,
GRE, etc. The Foundation provides expert guidance to students for obtaining visa from the foreign consulates. Pre-departure
orientation and counseling is also provided to all students before they leave for foreign universities.

Recruitment during the Summit


1. Activities during the Summit include recruiting sessions and one-on-meetings with students and parents. Summit will provide
an excellent opportunity to recruit and enroll substantial number of qualified students.
2. The Indus Foundation concentrates on India, which has a very large number of prospective international students. India is
already a top region sending students to foreign universities.
3. Attendance of students at the recruitment sessions and one-on-one meetings will be large because of intensive advertising and
promotional campaign before the Summit commences.
4. The Summit will have several thousand students interested in studying abroad in foreign universities.
5. Foreign universities will have the opportunity to recruit well-qualified students for a wide range of academic disciplines at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
6. The Foundation will follow-up with students who attend the recruiting sessions until they actually enroll in foreign
universities.

Recruitment & Enrollment Services


1. The Indus Foundation recruits well-qualified and financially able students from India for admission to the programs of foreign
universities throughout the year.
2. The Foundation organizes periodic recruiting events in India for foreign universities. The Foundation plans and designs the
most relevant procedures for Indian students to be recruited and enrolled.
3. The Foundation remains in constant communication with the foreign universities with regard to all aspects of application
process until the students get admission and actually enroll.
4. The Foundation provides test preparation training to the Indian students who plan to take tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT,
GMAT, GRE, etc. Indian students are recruited for all undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs. The
Foundation also recruits students for distance education programs.
5. The Foundation is responsible for publicity and other means of promotion, in order to get the maximum number of wellqualified students for admission. The Foundation gives accurate and up-to-date information about programs to Indian students
and helps them interpret that information. The Foundation advises the students and parents about the admission criteria.
6. The Foundation distributes application forms, catalogs, test forms, etc., to Indian students in a prompt manner. The Foundation
provides Indian students with proper estimates of tuition and other expenses. The Foundation pre-processes all applications
before sending them to foreign universities for further scrutiny. The Foundation ensures the authenticity of all documents from
students.
7. The Foundation ensures that: a) the students are serious students; b) the students could reasonably fund their studies abroad c)
the students have a definite plan for themselves after studies; d) the students have a high level of awareness of the institutions
they are going to attend.
8. The Foundation ensures complete documentation including declaration of finances, when applications are sent to foreign
universities. In cases where students are in need of funds, the Foundation arranges bridge finance through Indian banks.
9. The Foundation brings about the following benefits to the foreign universities: 1) Provide permanent presence and visibility in
India. 2) Increased student enrollment, 3) Reduced processing costs and effort in recruitment, 4) Better qualified and prepared
pool of students to choose from, 5) Prevention of unauthorized representation of the foreign universities.
10. The Foundation provides expert guidance to students for obtaining visa from the foreign consulates. Pre-departure orientation
and counseling is also provided to all students before they leave for study abroad.

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11. The Indus Foundation is prepared to act as the representative of foreign universities in India for recruiting and enrolling
Indian students. Foreign universities that are interested in utilizing the services of the Foundation on a long term basis, may
please contact by e-mail at indus@indus.org.

Academic Collaborations
Higher Education System in India
Higher Education in India has evolved in distinct and
divergent streams with each stream monitored by an
apex body, indirectly controlled by the Ministry of
Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The state governments mostly fund the Universities.
However, there are over 46 important Universities
called Central Universities, which are maintained by the
Union Government and because of relatively large
funding, they have an edge over the others. The
engineering and business schools are monitored and
accredited by the All India Council for Technical
Education (AICTE) while medical education is
monitored and accredited by the Medical Council of
India (MCI). Like-wise, the Indian Council for
Agriculture Research (ICAR) monitors agriculture
education and research. Apart from these, National
Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) controls all
teacher-training institutions in the country.
As of now, there are 722 Universities including Central
Universities, State Universities, Deemed Universities,
Institutions established under State Legislation, and
Institutes of National Importance. There are over 37,000
colleges affiliated to various Universities in India. An
estimated 20 million students are enrolled in institutions
of higher education in India.
The higher education system is principally divided into
three levels, namely:
U dergr d e or B elors Level (e g B S ,
B.A., B.E., M.B.B.S., LL.B., etc.)
Gr d e or M s ers Level (e g M S , M A ,
M.Tech., M.S., LL.M., etc.)
Doctoral (Ph.D.)

B elors degrees s e e, r s, d o
er e ke
three years of study but in vocational subjects like
pharmacy,
dentistry,
architecture,
medicine,
engineering, and technology the duration may vary
between four to five and a half years. Many Universities
d olleges offer o ors o rses
dergr d e
level, which may not be longer in duration but indicate
greater depth of study. Diploma courses are also
available at the undergraduate level and the duration of
their study may vary from one to three years.

M s ers degree s or ll of wo-year duration.


Admission to graduate programs in engineering and
technology is done on the basis of a test called GATE.
D lo
rogr s re lso v l ble
e M s ers
level and the duration of their study may vary from one
to two years.
Indian students interested in pursuing further studies
may either directly register for Ph.D. or do a predoctoral program called Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
which is either completely research based or may also
include some course work. It takes lesser time to
complete Ph.D. for those who have already done M.Phil.
Accreditation
Accreditation for universities in India is required by law
unless a specific university was created through an act
of Parliament. Without accreditation, institutions have
no legal right to call themselves as University /
V s wv d l
d o w rd degrees. Such degrees
are not treated as valid for academic/employment
purposes. The University Grants Commission Act 1956
explains, "the right of conferring or granting degrees
shall be exercised only by a University established or
incorporated by or under a Central Act, or a State Act,
or an Institution deemed to be University or an
institution specially empowered by an Act of the
Parliament to confer or grant degrees. Thus, any
institution which has not been created by an enactment
of Parliament or a State Legislature or has not been
granted the status of a Deemed to be University is not
entitled to award a degree."
Accreditation for higher learning is overseen by
autonomous institutions established by the University
Grants Commission:
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Distance Education Council (DEC)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Bar Council of India (BCI)
National Assessment and Accreditation Council
(NAAC)

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National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)


Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
Medical Council of India (MCI)
Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
Indian Nursing Council (INC)
Dental Council of India (DCI)
Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)
Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
Veterinary Council of India (VCI)
Criticism of Indian Education System
Modern education in India is often criticized for being
based on rote learning. Emphasis is laid on passing
examinations with high percentage of marks. Very few
institutions give importance to developing personality
and creativity among students. Recently, India has seen
a rise in instances of student suicides due to low marks
and failures, especially in metropolitan cities, even
though such cases are not common in rural areas.
The presence of a number of boards for higher
secondary education (SSLC, ICSE, CBSE, IBIGCSE )
leads to non-uniformity. ICSE and CBSE boards are
sometimes favorably considered at the time of
admission, although it cannot be said with certainty that
their syllabuses are harder. A large number of SSLC
(State board) students therefore complain that their
ICSE and CBSE counterparts are given an advantage
during college admissions, which are extremely
competitive. The syllabi prescribed by the various
boards are accused of being archaic and some textbooks
(mostly ones written for the SSC) contain many errors.

practicals and projects. However, critics say even this is


memorized by students (or even plagiarized). This is
attributed to pressure from parents who are eager to see
high scores more than overall development.
Many people also criticize the caste, language and
religion-based reservations in the Indian education
system. Many allege that very few of the weaker castes
get the benefit of reservations and that forged caste
certificates abound. Educational institutions also can
seek religious minority (non-Hindu) or linguistic
minority status. In such institutions, 50% of the seats are
reserved for students belonging to a particular religion
or having particular mother-tongue(s). For example,
many colleges run by the Jesuits and Salesians have
50% seats reserved for Roman Catholics. In case of
languages, an institution can declare itself linguistic
minority only in states in which the language is not
official language. For example, an engineering college
can declare itself as linguistic-minority (Hindi)
institution in the state of Maharashtra (where official
state language is Marathi), but not in Madhya Pradesh or
Uttar Pradesh (where the official state language is
Hindi). These reservations are said to be a cause of
heartbreak among many. Many students with poor
marks manage to get admissions, while meritorious
students are left out. Critics say that such reservations
may eventually create rifts in the society.
The general corruption prevalent in India is also an issue
in the Education system. Engineering, medical and other
lucrative seats are sometimes sold for high prices and
ridden with nepotism and power-play. Student politics is
also a major issue, as many institutions are run by
politicians. Ragging is a major problem in colleges,
with many students dying due to ragging every year.
Some state governments have made ragging a criminal
offence.

The boards have been recently trying to improve quality


of education by increasing percentage of marks for

Rationale for Academic Collaborations


India is rushing headlong toward economic success and
modernization, counting on high-tech industries such as
information technology and biotechnology to propel the
nation to prosperity. Unfortunately, its weak higher
education sector constitutes the Achilles' Heel of this
strategy. Its systematic disinvestment in higher
education in recent years has yielded neither worldclass research nor very many highly trained scholars,
scientists, or managers to sustain high-tech
development.
India's main competitor especially China is
investing in large and differentiated higher education

systems. China is providing access to large numbers of


students at the bottom of the academic system while at
the same time building some research-based universities
that are able to compete with the world's best
institutions. The recent London Times Higher Education
Supplement ranking of the world's top 200 Universities
included three in China, three in Hong Kong, three in
South Korea, one in Taiwan, and one in India (an Indian
Institute of Technology at number 41 the specific
campus was not specified). These countries are
positioning themselves for leadership in the knowledgebased economies of the coming era.

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There was a time when countries like India could


achieve economic success with cheap labor and lowtech manufacturing. Low wages still help, but
contemporary large-scale development requires a
sophisticated and at least partly knowledge-based
economy. India has chosen that path, but finds a major
stumbling block in its university system. India has
significant advantages in the 21st century knowledge
race. It has a large higher education sector the second
largest in the world in student numbers, after China. It
uses English as a primary language of higher education
and research. It has a long academic tradition. Academic
freedom is respected. There are a small number of high
quality institutions, departments, and centers that can
form the basis of quality sector in higher education.
Yet the weaknesses far outweigh the strengths. India
educates approximately 20 per cent of its young people
in higher education compared with more than 50 percent
in the major industrialized countries and 30 per cent in
China. Almost all of the world's academic systems
resemble a pyramid, with a small high quality tier at the
top and a massive sector at the bottom. At present, the
world-class institutions are mainly limited to the Indian
Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institutes of
Management (IIMs) and perhaps a few others such as
the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research. These institutions,
combined, enroll well under 0.5 per cent of the student
population.
Even the small top tier of higher education faces serious
problems. Many IIT graduates, well trained in
technology, have chosen not to contribute their skills to
the burgeoning technology sector in India. Perhaps half
leave the country immediately upon graduation to
pursue advanced study abroad and most do not
return. A stunning 86 per cent of students in science and
technology fields from India who obtain degrees in the
United States do not return home immediately following

their study. A corps of dedicated and able teachers


work at the IITs and IIMs, but the lure of jobs abroad
and in the private sector makes it increasingly difficult
to lure the best and brightest to the academic profession.
India has survived with an increasingly mediocre higher
education system for decades. Now as India strives to
compete in a globalized economy in areas that require
highly trained professionals, the quality of higher
education becomes increasingly important. So far,
India's large educated population base and its reservoir
of at least moderately well trained university graduates
have permitted the country to move ahead. But the
competition is fierce. China in particular is heavily
investing in improving its best universities with the aim
of making a small group of them world class in the
coming decade, and building them as internationally
competitive research universities. Other Asian countries
are also upgrading higher education with the aim of
building world class-universities.
To compete successfully in the knowledge-based
economy of the 21st century, India needs enough
colleges and universities that not only produce bright
graduates for export but can also support sophisticated
research in a number of scientific and scholarly fields
and produce at least some of the knowledge and
technology needed for an expanding economy. How can
India build a higher education system that will permit it
to join developed economies?
Academic collaboration programs between the foreign
universities and Indian institutions and organizations are
aimed at meeting the rapidly growing Indian educational
needs by leveraging mutual capabilities. A part of the
core mission of all educational institutions is to prepare
their students to compete in the global economy. These
collaboration programs contribute to that goal by giving
students and faculty members international experience
and global perspectives.

Research Collaborations
International research collaboration has always
helped scientists to keep abreast of international
science and to share expertise and resources. Today,
one-fifth of the world's scientific papers are
coauthored internationally a result of increasingly
easy communication and cross-border travel.
However, a new character of international
collaboration is emerging, as scientific research has
become an integral part of economic and innovation
policy. International collaboration has also become a
key element in globalization strategy. Research
collaboration supports research, training and
knowledge transfer in everything from architecture to

zoology, apart from supporting world-class research


facilities. It also promotes public engagement in
science, engineering and technology. The knowledge
and expertise gained through investment in people
and innovation allows the world to maintain a
technological leading edge, build strong global
economy and improve quality of life for people.
International research collaboration requires work in
partnership with other research investors including
government departments and agencies, universities
and colleges, and industry. Research collaboration
extends across disciplines and organizational

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boundaries. Some of the main fields for research


collaboration are:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

MEDICAL SCIENCES

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Recent trends indicate that America is keen to


establish connections with the new powerhouse
economy of India not only in downstream
industries but also in upstream science. The world as
a whole is increasingly united on the need for
research and innovation to tackle global challenges
such as poverty and climate change. The growing
international concern regarding greenhouse gases,
crises in Africa, or diseases in developing countries
are leading to new hopes about international research
collaboration to address these issues.
Today, many countries are making concerted efforts
to attract "the best and the brightest" students for
their research programs. There is stepped-up
competition for international students undertaken by
several countries most notably the United States
of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan,
and China. India is on the threshold of joining this
competition. Another approach to international
collaboration is to invest in world-class research
centers of excellence. Singapore was one of the first
countries to use public money for attracting worldclass institutions. Singapore has become a major
Asian education and research center, by creating
high-profile international partnerships (with the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford,
Berkeley, and Whartonto name but a few), inviting
world-class international universities to open
campuses (e.g., INSEAD, University of Chicago
Business School, and Waseda), and by its ambitious

biomedical science park, Biopolis. India has a great


opportunity to enter into similar partnerships with
reputable international universities.
For a developing country such as India, these steps
are likely to lead to increases in scholarship and
research collaboration opportunities. International
research collaboration has entered an era in which
networking has a direct economic significance. Some
governments are already beginning to pay a premium
to become hubs in global excellence networks. These
developments will produce significant changes in the
world's research capacity and yield new centers of
excellence. The Council of Scientific & Industrial
Research (CSIR) is the premier industrial research
and development organization in India. Its chain of
39 R&D laboratories with 80 field stations spread
across India are manned by 10,000 highly qualified
scientists and engineers and 13,000 auxiliary and
other staff, covering almost the entire spectrum of
industrial R&D, ranging from aerospace to mining,
microelectronics to metallurgy. CSIR can play an
important role in promoting international research
collaboration. There are also a good number of
universities and colleges in India that have research
programs and these trends indicate opportunities for
capacity building for research in India.
With several billion dollars in annual research funded
by the National Science Foundation, the National
Institutes of Health, corporate partners, and other
Federal and Private Foundations, foreign universities
are major research centers in the world. Awardwinning faculty members provide undergraduate and
graduate students with research opportunities in a
multitude of disciplines. American universities work
with faculty and outside partners to capitalize on
opportunities to expand research and scholarship
across all intellectual fields. This includes developing
new programs, making strategic investments to seed
new research initiatives and assisting faculty in
obtaining funding from sponsors.
Research
collaboration between foreign universities and Indian
s
o s w ll be w , w for ll

Joint / Dual Degree Programs


The on-campus programs to be offered in India by
foreign universities in collaboration with Indian
institutions would be undergraduate and graduate
degree and diploma programs. The duration of
undergraduate degree programs would be three to
four years while graduate degree programs would be

two years. The duration of diploma programs would


be one or more years. Students will receive degrees
and diplomas of the foreign universities after
successful completion of the programs in India. The
foreign universities and Indian institutions will
administer the degree and diploma programs jointly.

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Indian institutions collaborating with the foreign


universities will have world-class facilities such as
modern classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories,
audiovisual centers, computerized libraries, video
conferencing halls, software development centers,
and administrative blocks.
In collaborative undergraduate programs, students
who complete 12 (10+2) years of formal education
will be eligible for admission.
Students with
undergraduate degrees (10+2+4) or (10+2+3+1) will
be eligible for admission to collaborative graduate
programs.
Joint / Dual Degree Programs: Collaborative
programs are also sometimes known as Joint Degree
programs or Dual Degree programs in India. In these
programs, Indian institutions will continue to offer
their regular undergraduate and graduate programs as

per the Indian curricula and give Indian degrees and


diplomas
after
successful
completion.
Simultaneously, Indian institutions will supplement
their existing curricula with the additional curricula
of foreign universities. Students who successfully
complete the existing curricula and the additional
curricula will be given degrees by foreign
universities, in addition to Indian degrees.
AICTE: Collaborative degree programs which are
technical
in
nature,
namely,
Engineering,
Architecture, Computer Science, Business, Hotel
Management and Catering Technology, Pharmacy,
etc., may require the approval of statutory bodies
such as the All India Council of Technical Education
(AICTE), New Delhi. No Objection Certificate
(NOC) will be required from the foreign embassy for
offering collaborative programs in India.

Certificate Programs
There has been a remarkable growth in the numbers
and kinds of certificate programs that are sought by
students and working professionals throughout India.
Certificate programs include corporate training
programs, executive development programs, and
management development programs. Certificate
programs that consist of for-credit courses are of
particular interest, because credits carry over to
degree and diploma programs in foreign universities.
Undergraduate and Graduate certificate programs are
sought after in virtually every discipline, including in
business, education, health sciences, information
technology, humanities, and the arts. Certificate
programs are of interest because of their short
duration. Some of the Indian students who take up
certificate programs offered by foreign universities in
India may be interested in transferring to the foreign
universities and complete the remainder of credits in
residence for earning a degree or diploma.
Certificate programs usually comprise of five or six
courses and students earn a maximum of 18 to 24
credits. Certificate programs may be of two-semester
duration (one year), though a few select programs of
one semester duration may also be offered.
Undergraduate and graduate certificate programs of
universities may be offered in their entirety through
Indian institutions. In addition to their existing
certificate programs, foreign universities may
suitably tailor their existing undergraduate and
graduate degree or diploma programs and offer them

as certificate programs in India. Students completing


the certificate programs offered through Indian
institutions will be given certificates by foreign
universities
CORPORATE EDUCATION: As providers of
comprehensive continuing education, foreign
universities can serve as partners to companies and
organizations in India. Foreign universities can draw
on their resources as world-renowned universities to
understand Indian organizations' needs, offer expert
consultation, and develop custom educational
programs which would be primarily delivered by
Indian instructors who are experts in their fields.
Foreign universities' reputation as valuable partners
and resources, and the breadth of their programs
could enable them to build an impressive roster of
clients and facilitate the growth of leading
corporations, public agencies, and non-profit
organizations in India.
In undergraduate certificate programs, students who
have completed 12th standard will be eligible for
admission. In graduate certificate programs, students
who have completed undergraduate degree or
equivalent diploma program in any field of study will
be eligible for admission. Students, who complete the
certificate programs in India, will be eligible for
seeking admission to undergraduate and graduate
degree and diploma programs in foreign universities.
Relevant tests such as IELTS, TOEFL and SAT /

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GMAT / GRE will be required for admission. The


number of credits waived for such students will be at

the discretion of foreign universities based on


d v d l s de s
de
b kgro d

Twinning / Transfer Programs


Twinning / Transfer programs allow Indian
institutions to offer undergraduate and graduate
programs which will have their regular curricula. The
existing curricula may be supplemented by additional
curricula of the foreign universities if desired by
Indian institutions. Through twinning / transfer
programs, Indian students will be able to earn several
credits during the course of their normal study in
Indian institutions. Students will have the opportunity
either to complete their studies in India or to transfer
their credits to the foreign universities at any time
after completing at least one year of their studies in
Indian institutions. Students, who opt for transfer, can
then finish their degree or diploma programs by
completing the remainder of credits in residence at
the foreign universities.
Twinning / Transfer programs are "win-win"
situations for all concerned parties. Foreign
universities will receive well-prepared students who
have been instructed entirely in English and are ready
to begin their major sequences. Indian institutions are
strengthened by access to the latest in foreign
curricular developments.
Foreign-bound Indian
students save substantial cost of studying abroad.
Further, students will have wide range of subjects to
choose from in the foreign universities, apart from
the opportunity to learn in two different cultural
environments, and thus becoming well-rounded
learners.

Under twinning / transfer programs, students who


complete at least one year of undergraduate program
(10+2+1) in Indian institutions will be eligible for
admission as transfer students to undergraduate
programs in the foreign universities. Students who
complete second year (10+2+2) or third year
(10+2+3) of undergraduate program may also
transfer to undergraduate programs in the foreign
universities and complete the remainder of the
program. IELTS / TOEFL (and SAT) will be required
for admission to the foreign universities. Students
who complete the first year of graduate program in
Indian institutions will be eligible for admission to
graduate degree and diploma programs of the foreign
universities. IELTS / TOFEL (and GRE / GMAT)
will be required for admission to graduate programs
in the foreign universities. The number of credits to
be waived for students admitted on transfer basis will
be at the discretion of the foreign universities. In
case, any foreign university does not have its own
credential evaluation mechanism, the credential
evaluation report of an established evaluation agency
will form the basis for waiver of credits.
Students enrolling in the undergraduate and graduate
programs in the foreign universities will be given
degrees and diplomas by the foreign universities after
successful completion of study. Transfer students will
be charged the prevailing tuition by the foreign
universities. Students who have been unable to get
visas will complete their program of study in India
and they would be awarded Indian degrees and
diplomas by the Indian institutions concerned.

Distance Education Programs


Distance education is an emerging global
phenomenon that promises to alter fundamentally the
nature of traditional education and training. The
increasingly pervasive nature of the Net and the Web,
and the collaborative infrastructure provided by netcentric computing have led to the growth of distance
education. The phenomenal growth of distance
education is explained by the fact that over 90% of
college students access the Internet, with 50%
accessing the Web daily. Also, Indian companies and
organizations are spending huge amounts on in-house

training and education programs through distance and


blended mode. The popularity of distance education
programs has further increased with the availability
of on-line discussion forums.
The growth of distance education is fast and furious
world-wide including in India. As the technologies
that support distance education mature and become
more widely embraced, the focus on the tools and the
geographic distance at which they are utilized is
likely to decrease. Our fascination with the web as an

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exciting new medium for learning and collaboration


will most likely give way to seeing it as a common
utility that people make use of routinely.
BLENDED LEARNING
Blended Learning is the process of incorporating
many different learning styles that can be
accomplished through the use of 'blended' virtual and
physical resources. The instructor can also combine
two or more methods of delivery of instruction. A
typical example of the delivery method of blended
learning would be a combination of technology-based
materials and face-to-face sessions used together to
present content. An instructor can begin a course with
a well-structured introductory lesson in the
classroom, and then proceed to follow-up materials
online. Blended Learning can also be applied to the
integration of e-learning with a Learning
Management System using computers in a physical
classroom, along with face-to-face instruction.
With today's prevalence of high technology in India,
blended learning refers specifically to the provision
or use of resources which combine e-learning
(electronic) with other educational resources. Some
of the advantages of blended learning include: cost
effectiveness for both the Indian institutions and the
students, accessibility to a post secondary education
for students, and flexibility in scheduling and
timetabling of course work.
Now American universities are in a position to offer
"Blended Learning" programs in India through Indian
institutions by combining a vigorous classroom
experience, along with comprehensive online
learning. Some of the benefits are:

Ble ded le r g wo
erfere w s de 's
current job
Student will cut down on commuting time and
costs save money on gas, parking, and tolls
Student can meet and connect with classmates
online and in person
Student can enjoy learning in a hands-on
environment
Taking classes at an Indian institution closest to
student's work or home means more convenience
and flexibility.

Indian institutions including companies and


organizations, in academic collaboration with foreign
universities, will be able to offer an array of degree,

d lo , d er f e rogr s B elors d
M s ers levels
w de r ge of f elds D s
e
education can be offered as a dynamic, interactive
learning method using a diverse array of personal
computers, video devices, CD and DVD ROMs,
online courses over the Internet, interactive devices,
and other modern technological innovations. When
each lesson or segment is completed, the student
makes available the assigned work for correction,
grading, comment, and subject matter guidance by
qualified Indian instructors. Corrected assignments
are returned to the student. This exchange fosters a
personalized student-instructor relationship, which is
the hallmark of distance education instruction.
Students will be required to take examinations in
proctored settings. Assignments will be larger,
longer, and more thorough so as to test for
knowledge by forcing the students to research the
subject and prove that they have done the work.
Midterms and Final examinations will be held at
common locations so that professors can supervise
directly.
The distance education programs to be offered in
India by foreign universities in collaboration with
Indian institutions would be undergraduate and
graduate degree, diploma, and certificate programs.
Students will receive degrees, diplomas, and
certificates from the concerned foreign universities
after successful completion of the programs in India.
foreign universities and the Indian institutions will
administer the programs jointly.
Following are some of the benefits for Indian
students:
Students will have access to a wide range of
undergraduate (Bachelor's) and graduate
(Master's ) programs of foreign universities in
India.
Tuition and fees will be in tune with the low cost
of living in India. Students get valuable degrees,
diplomas, and certificates of foreign universities
at low cost.
Students get first-hand knowledge of latest
foreign developments, trends and techniques.
Students will have better opportunities for
employment and international careers by having
degrees, diplomas, or certificates from foreign
universities.
Students will have opportunity to transfer with
credits to foreign universities for further
education.

Vocational Education Programs


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Vocational education or vocational education and


training (VET) prepares trainees for jobs that are
based on manual or practical activities, traditionally
non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade,
occupation, or vocation. It is sometimes referred to as
technical education as the trainee directly develops
expertise in a particular group of techniques or
technology.
Vocational educational in India aims to develop
skilled manpower through diversified courses to meet
the requirements of mainly the unorganized sector
and to instill self-employment skills in people
through a large number of self employment oriented
courses. Vocational education is imparted through
Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Polytechnics.
The nodal agency for grant of recognition to the
I.T.I.s is NCVT which is under the Ministry of
Labour, Government of India. Part time programs are
offered through state technical education boards or
Universities who also offer full-time courses.

Vocational training has been successful in India only


in Industrial Training Institutes and that too in
engineering trades. There are many private institutes
in India which offer courses in vocational training
and finishing, but most of them have not been
recognized by the Government.
One of the weaknesses of Indian education system is
that it does not give due importance to vocational
education. As a result, there is a mismatch between
the skilled manpower required and skilled manpower
available. Every year India churns out millions of
graduates who do not have the specific skill sets
required by the market. This has resulted in a
situation where on the one hand, there are scores of
unemployed graduates and on the other hand, there is
a huge shortage of skilled workers such as plumbers,
electricians, etc.
To rectify this situation, vocational training programs
in India need to be promoted in a big way.

Faculty Exchange Programs


The faculty exchange programs would provide
participants with the opportunity to teach or conduct
research for one semester or an academic year at an
overseas university. Faculty members would benefit
from exposure to a culturally varied and diverse
faculty make-up, with an opportunity to exchange
ideas and observe a variety of styles. The faculty
exchange program is one way to take advantage of
the benefits of diverse faculty. Ultimate goal of
educational institutions is to develop a vibrant and
diverse faculty. This process, however cannot take
place overnight. It occurs slowly, one or two faculty
members at a time. The need for rich variety of ideas,
cultures, thoughts, and styles, however, is immediate.
In order to facilitate the process, foreign universities

and Indian institutions can develop plans for a faculty


exchange programs. The benefit will be immediate,
and students will have the opportunity to learn
concepts and ideas presented in an entirely new and
different manner. The faculty exchange programs
present a unique opportunity for interaction between
foreign universities and Indian institutions. They will
create a greater bond among the concerned
institutions and will be a powerful recruitment and
retention tool.
To ensure that the faculty exchange runs properly, it
is important to understand the responsibilities of
foreign universities and Indian institutions as outlined
below.

HOST INSTITUTION
Three basic schemes may define the nature of the
faculty exchange and the responsibilities of the
visiting faculty member. Combinations of all three
are possible as arranged in each individual case.
1) RESEARCH ONLY

Host institution will arrange housing and visiting


faculty member will pay for the cost

Visiting scholar will be provided with a salary


commensurate with teaching load asked for by
the host institution and agreed upon by the
visitor
Such salary may include the provision of free
housing and/or board at no cost to the individual
but in any case, host institution will help visitor
find housing

2) TEACHING

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The host institution will assign the visiting


professor an agreed upon number of courses to
teach throughout the semester
If course evaluations are issued, the host
institution will forward them to the faculty
visitor upon completion of the exchange
semester

Visiting scholar will be provided with lecture


fees commensurate with the number of lectures
asked for by the host institution and agreed upon
by the visitor
Such fees may include the provision of free
housing and/or board at no cost to the individual
but in any case, host institution will help visitor
find housing

3) GUEST LECTURER

VISITING FACULTY

The visiting faculty will be on sabbatical or


equivalent leave during the proposed semester of
overseas exchange
The exchange will last one semester or one
academic year as arranged in advance
Depending on the scheme chosen, the faculty
visitor will be responsible for various costs

which may include room, board, personal living


expenses on site, research costs, etc.
Upon completion of the exchange, the visiting
professor will submit a summary of his/her
experience to the host institution and the home
institution

Student Exchange Programs


A student exchange program between Indian
institutions and foreign universities is a program
where students choose to study abroad in partner
institutions. An exchange student could live with a
host family or in a designated place including hostels,
affordable apartment/house or student lodge. The cost
for each program differs according to countries and
institutions.
The
participants
could
either
apply/receive
scholarship,
self-funded
or
apply/receive loan.
Student exchanges have the aim of helping to
increase the participants' understanding and tolerance
of other cultures, as well as improving their language
skills and broadening their social horizons. An
exchange student typically stays in the host country
for a relatively short period of time, often 6 to 10
months. Some students on exchange programs can
receive academic credit from the country they study
in.
OBJECTIVES
* To enhance the educational experience of student
* To strengthen the networking between students and
Universities
* Broaden personal and educational perspectives
* Explore, appreciate and understand different
cultures

* To enhance the ability of the student in second


language learning
* To eliminate fear and prejudice among nations
* Enable student to experience international
education
COSTS: Programs vary depending upon program
length, country, content and other factors. Most
program costs include insurance and other risk
management
components,
especially
health
insurance. Students going on university exchange
could pay tuition fees on home campus or host
campus, but most of the time it is paid to home
campus. Long term exchange program for university
student often comes with Scholarship that covers
most of the expenses including flight ticket,
accommodation and daily necessities.

ACCOMMODATION: University students going on


exchange program could choose either to live on
campus or off campus.
Living off campus is a
popular choice among students going for exchange
because they would like to be independent and learn
new culture on their own. Universities that host
student exchange program provide special assistance
for the students who seek accommodation.
Institutions in India, have on-campus housing for the
international students who are on exchange or
studying full time.

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Partnership Programs
Academic partnership programs are established for
the purpose of developing cooperative efforts to
improve the academic quality of Indian secondary
schools, junior colleges, and undergraduate colleges
with the objective of improving the preparation of
students for entry into foreign universities. Academic
partnerships are aimed at:

Transforming
the
relationships
between
educational institutions to directly benefit
students;
Improving curriculum in subject areas required
for admission to foreign universities;
Strengthening teachers' capacities to enable all
students to learn the curriculum;
Enhancing the ability of students to benefit from
these changes; and
Improving foreign universities understanding of
Indian students' unique needs.

Partnerships can be developed between Englishmedium Indian institutions and foreign universities,
so that Indian students who complete 12th standard
may be admitted as freshmen in undergraduate
programs of the foreign universities. Similar
partnerships can be arranged with undergraduate
Indian institutions and foreign universities so that
students may be admitted to graduate programs after
completion of undergraduate programs in India.
Partnership programs with Indian institutions are

important mechanisms that enhance access to


undergraduate and graduate programs of the foreign
universities. These programs support educational
mobility and facilitate seamless acceptance of
academic credit of Indian students. These programs
enable Indian students to transition smoothly to
foreign ed
o l s se s
d el
s de s
course selection, eliminate curriculum redundancies,
and streamline the application review process. Indian
students will not have to go through the cumbersome
process of credential evaluation by foreign agencies.
These programs promote understanding among
educators across India and the foreign universities.
Partnership programs provide a measure of certainty
to students in Indian institutions that they will be
accepted in good foreign universities. Students will
be spared the stress of having to prepare for the
highly competitive entrance examinations in India
with the knowledge that their admission in partnering
foreign universities is assured. Further, students will
have the option to change their field of study when
they enter partnering foreign universities. This option
for changing the field of study is not available in
India. Tests such as IELTS, TOEFL and/or SAT /
GRE will not be required for admission to the foreign
universities. Through partnership programs, the
foreign universities will be able to establish longterm visibility and presence in India apart from
attracting a continuing stream of Indian students.

Study Abroad in India Programs


The objective of study abroad in India programs
would be to provide students of foreign universities
with high-quality academic study programs that
foster intercultural development. These programs
would help to develop competent leaders who have
both the understanding and skills to effectively,
humanely, and positively navigate across different
cultures, in politics, education, and business.
Over the last fifteen years, India has brought itself to
the center stage of the world economy. India's
engineering and technical strengths are legendary.
India has become a powerhouse in software
development and business process outsourcing and is
making great strides in manufacturing and other high
technology fields. There is no doubt that India will be
a major economic force in the 21st century, though it
will face significant challenges in developing

infrastructure and spreading these economic gains to


its still overwhelmingly rural population.
Tod s o e ve ob
rke req res
l
s
to distinguish themselves, and international education
experience is the perfect way to do so. Having
international education experience is an incredible
resume booster, as it shows prospective employers
that the applicants are motivated, independent, and
generally more qualified. Additionally, obtaining
foreign language skills can make applicants eligible
for a variety of jobs that they may have otherwise
been unqualified for.
Studying abroad in India for a semester or year will
give students a fresh perspective on themselves,
India, and the world. By living in a foreign country
such as India, students will constantly challenge
themselves in many new and exciting ways and gain

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a level of independence they never knew they had.


Studying abroad in India will expose them to diverse
people and viewpoints, and they will get to
experience a different way of life apart from their
own in their country. They will be immersed in the
language, culture, and people of India and will get to
experience life as residents, not as mere
tourists. While studying in India, they will also earn
credit towards their current degree. Study abroad
programs can be arranged at undergraduate and
graduate levels in high quality Indian institutions,

which have facilities of international standards.


Students of the foreign universities will get the most
memorable study abroad experience possible.
Students will pay the regular tuition and fees, room
and board expenses, to their parent institution. The
foreign universities will pay an agreed amount to
Indian institutions for providing tuition, room and
board. International travel costs will be borne by the
students.

Collaboration Methodology
Curricula of Programs: The curricula of degree,
diploma, and certificate programs will be in tune with
the guidelines established by the relevant accrediting
agencies of the foreign universities. The course
exercises, along with home-works, assignments and
examinations will be provided by the foreign
universities to ensure that the courses of study in
India for obtaining degrees, diplomas, and certificates
meet their academic standards. In the case of
twinning/transfer programs, the curricula will be the
regular existing curricula of the Indian institutions,
though it may be supplemented by additional
curricula of the foreign universities, if desired by
Indian institutions.
Teaching: The course materials and teaching
methods will be the same as the ones offered in the
foreign universities. Indian institutions will follow
the same study guidelines as the foreign universities.
A faculty member may be deputed by the foreign
universities, for short duration of two weeks every
semester for presenting parts of each program.
Carefully selected Indian faculty will present
remainder of the programs. Round-trip travel to India
of visiting faculty members will be borne by Indian
institutions. Room and board of international
standards will be provided to visiting faculty
members in India. In addition, Indian institutions
will pay honoraria to the visiting faculty members.
Testing: The course exercises, along with homeworks, assignments and examinations will be
provided, administered, and graded by the faculty of
Indian Institutions and foreign universities for the
courses taught by them.
Faculty Support: Teaching in India will be done by
the faculty of Indian institutions, though the foreign
universities may depute a faculty member each
semester for short periods of two weeks to teach
courses. Competent Indian faculty members will

conduct the programs. Indian faculty will have


academic and other qualifications as per the standards
of the accrediting agencies of foreign universities.
State-of-the-art computing facilities and broad-band
Internet connections will be provided by Indian
institutions to enable students to access educational
resources of the foreign universities such as faculty,
libraries and computer centers.
Internships: Indian students will be encouraged to
take up project works in corporate houses in India
and abroad with the help of the Indian institutions
and the foreign universities. However, the cost of
such internships will be borne by students
themselves. Both Indian institutions and the foreign
universities will actively help the students to get
internship opportunities in India and abroad.
Placement Support: Students who have successfully
completed their degree, diploma, and certificate
programs will be listed by Indian institutions and the
foreign universities for tapping suitable placement
opportunities with companies in India and foreign
countries. Indian institutions and foreign universities
will actively assist in placing successful candidates in
India and abroad with the help of on-site and video /
telephone interviews.
Collaboration responsibility: The administration of
the programs would be split between Indian
institutions
and
foreign
universities.
The
responsibility of the foreign universities will include
developing innovative curricula, sharing faculty, and
joint projects. Foreign universities would be incharge of programs, and course definition, whereas
Indian institutions would handle local advertising and
promotion, appointment of Indian faculty members,
screening of students, admission of students,
provision of infrastructure, and conducting of the
programs.

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Revenue Sharing: Currently, the cost of tuition for


programs offered by premier educational institutions
in India is around US $ 6,000 tp US$ 10,000 per
year. Careful consideration will be given to current
market trends by Indian institutions while setting
competitive price of the programs in order to attract
talented students across the country. The pricing of
the programs will be fixed based on the expected

demand for specific programs. The class size for each


program will be around 60 students. Foreign
universities will be paid a certain percent of tuition
revenue of programs by Indian institutions. The
percentage of the share of tuition revenue will depend
on reputation, accreditation, and quality of the
programs of Foreign universities.

Launch of Foreign Programs in India


Though the potential for launching collaborative programs
in India by foreign universities is great, it has to be done in
a thoughtful and methodical manner. The most important
consideration is that the programs should be launched in
India in collaboration with very well-established and
reputable Indian institutions, companies, or organizations.
A careful assessment has to be made about their
commitment and financial resources. It is absolutely
essential that the programs are run properly with highest
quality standards. Ability to provide infrastructure of

international standards for running the programs will be an


important criterion in the selection of Indian institutions,
companies, or organizations. Careful scrutiny has to be
made in the initial stages for ensuring commercial success
of the programs in India, apart from creating a good brand
image for the Foreign universities. The Indus Foundation is
willing to assist foreign universities for identification of
suitable institutions, companies and organizations for
launching the programs in India.

Educational Excellence Awards


An important feature of the Summit 2016 would be presentation of educational excellence awards to institutions,
educationists, researchers, and faculty in recognition of their contributions and excellence in any of the various
academic fields such as Engineering & Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management,
Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment, Education &
Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences.
With leaders from private and public educational institutions, policy makers, representatives from the government
and key people from sector affiliates, all assemble to recognize and applaud the achievements of the best educational
institutions and people. Each Award recognizes excellence in education as manifested in the varied ways that may
significantly impact the education and well-being of people.
THE AWARDS
Each award provides the recipient with a certificate and a memento.
BENEFITS FOR AWARDEES
* Award enables the winner to reach out to society with renewed confidence by leveraging on the immense
marketing and PR value of the award.
* The award ceremony will be covered by leading newspapers and TV channels.
* The winner will be on a new high, a fast-track route to recognition of commitment to educational excellence.
* The winner will enjoy publicity that will establish reputation as a proven provider of exemplary levels of services.
* The winner will be able to use the award certificate in all brochures, leaflets, print advertisements, websites and
promotional collaterals.
NOMINATION PROCESS
Nominations may be submitted by any individual or group that has already registered as participant of the Summit.
The nomination must include the following materials in order for the nominee to be considered for an award:
INSTITUTIONS: Nomination (not more than four A4
achievements for the specific award.

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SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS
All nomination information should be sent as soft copy to indus@indus.org immediately after registration
formalities are completed. Self-nomination is permitted for institutions and individuals.
SELECTION
Experts of the Indus Foundation will review each nomination thoroughly. The experts have broad discretion and
may re-assign a nominee to an Award other than the one recommended by the nominator. Selected awardees and the
nominators of all candidates will be notified of the selection results well ahead of the Summit.

Terms and Conditions


1. All entries must reach the Indus Foundation immediately after registration.
2. All related notification / information will be put up on the website at http: //www.indus.org/
3. Entries are to be sent as soft-copy (not exceeding four A4 pages) to indus@indus.org.
4. The decision of the experts of the Indus Foundation will be final and binding.
There is no prescribed pro-forma for nominations. Only registered participants may apply / nominate for awards.
Self-nomination is permitted. All nominations must reach the Indus Foundation by e-mail at indus@indus.org
immediately after registration. The Indus Foundation reserves the right to select awardees. Award winners will be
notified by e-mail after the selections are made.

Processing Fee: Processing fee payable for nomination for an award is US$ 150 up to July 31, 2016, after which
it would be US$ 200. In case, applicant is not selected for award, processing fee will be refunded.

Awards for Educational Excellence (for Institutions and


Organizations)
Every year, the Indus Foundation identifies and recognizes the achievements of some of the finest universities,
colleges and institutions by presenting them with Awards for Educational Excellence.
Initiated in 2010, e I d s Fo d o s w rds de f
d ro o e
ov on and educational excellence. The
awards are not meant to be rankings of educational institutions. The awards are in recognition of educational
excellence in specific fields of academe. Institutions catering to higher education will be considered for this purpose.
Educational and training institutions / organizations are invited to send their nominations for consideration of the
award for educational excellence.
The nominations should give details of the institution and the specific reasons as to why it should be chosen for the
award in a specific field of academic activity. The selection of awardees will be made by the experts of the Indus
Foundation and their decision will be final.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The basic principle underlying the award is that the awardees must have made a transformative impact in the field of
higher education. Higher education is experiencing transformation on a global scale, with the emergence of
innovations that are changing how education is both administered and absorbed. The nominations must show that
transformation in education is taking place in their institutions. The awards are based on criteria that include but are
not limited to infrastructure, faculty, placements, annual growth, students & alumni feedback, feedback from the
industry, etc. Nominations must also show that their educational activities have delivered on the following criteria:
1. Educational Transformation: the overall extent to which the educational activity has transformed an aspect of
education that has also had societal impact;

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2. Sustainable investment: the extent to which the educational activity is funded in a sustainable way to ensure its
continuing viability;
3. Innovation: the extent to which the educational activity is innovative in design and/or practice, thereby
transforming traditional means of educational delivery;
4. Inclusion and Diversity: the extent to which the activity includes a diversity of beneficiaries and has enhanced
equality of access to education.

Awards for Eminent Educationists (for Individuals)


Education is the engine that fuels personal development, and societal and economic progress. Educational
entrepreneurship results in increased innovation and sustained economic growth.
The objective of the awards is to promote educational entrepreneurship as one of the key drivers of sustained social
development and economic progress. It aims at encouraging creation of sustainable, scalable and relevant education
systems. The awards are meant for inspiring the next wave of educational leaders and innovators who will not only
create jobs and value for society, but also empower others to create a better future.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Awards will be given to eminent educationists, entrepreneurs, and visionary thinkers who have set up one or more
educational institutions, departments, or programs in any part of the World. Such institutions, departments, or
programs must have made a qualitative impact on the student community. The awards recognize the outstanding
contribution made at any post-secondary level.
The awards will be given to those who have displayed skills in creating and sustaining educational institutions,
pursuing new opportunities, engaging in continuous innovation, and exhibiting a high degree of accountability for
quality education.

Awards for Research Excellence (for Individuals)


The Awards for Research Excellence recognize excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression. All those
involved in research from academe, industry, and other organizations are eligible for consideration.
The awards are given for work done in the preceding five calendar years. Awards are given to individuals deserving
of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in disciplines such as Engineering
& Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences
& Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment, Education & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Social
Sciences.
NOMINATION
1. The nomination should clearly summarize the applicant's research and his / her qualifications for the award. The
summary should describe the importance and significance of the applicant's research. The nomination should not
exceed two A4 pages.
2. The applicant's curriculum vitae (or resume) should clearly summarize his / her academic career and
achievements. It should include publications, awards received, and other significant accomplishments. The CV
should not exceed two A4 pages.

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Awards for Teaching Excellence (for Individuals)


The purpose of the Awards for Teaching Excellence is to recognize excellence in teaching in higher education. It is
envisioned that the awards for teaching excellence would bring much-needed attention toand recognition ofbest
teaching practices at this time of great developments in the field of higher education.
ELIGIBILITY
Nominees should have put in a minimum of 5 years of service in post-secondary education. They must be engaged
in active teaching work on the date of nomination.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Nominees must have an outstanding overall teaching record and be able to demonstrate inspiring and life-changing
effects on students. In addition, each nominee must show exemplary experience in one or more of these practices:

Applying innovative teaching methods


Combining theory and practice, with relevance and scholarly excellence
Using research elements to achieve excellence in teaching
Applying problem-based/problem-oriented teaching
Achievements in encouragement of critical thinking
Use of teaching aids and instructional technology
Research contributions, publications, books, etc.
Professional recognitions, awards, etc.
Involvement in consultancy and other co-curricular activities

Awards for Education Technology (for Institutions and


Organizations)
Innovative initiatives in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are driving the quality & access of
education across the world. Awards for Education Technology are aimed at acknowledging these innovations. The
awards recognize excellence in technology use, adaptation, and development by faculty, staff, and administrators to
enhance the teaching, learning, and working environment in educational institutions.
ELIGIBILITY
Any post secondary institution or a technology solution provider may send nominations for the award.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Nominations for the awards will be judged based on the information provided with regard to the following:
1. Creation and/or Best Use of Shared Content/Learning Objects in Support of Traditional Classroom and Distance
Learning Environment. This must reflect creation and/or making the best use of shared learning content/objects.
2. Institutional Technology. This includes institution, campus, division, and other specialty web sites, e-mail
systems, intranets, software for administrative functions, and other uses of technology to improve the quality and
efficiency of the educational experience for students, college personnel, and other interested parties.
3. Technology in Education Leadership. This must reflect the innovative uses of technology at the institution.

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4. Virtual Learning Environment. This must reflect improved student success, retention, or program completion in a
learning environment through innovative use or adaptation of instructional technology and/or alternative pedagogy.
5. Innovative & Effective use of Technology in the following areas:
* Admissions Process
* Attendance & Institutional Discipline
* Classroom Learning
* Laboratories
* Library
* Examinations
* Project Work
* Academic Performance Monitoring & Reporting
* Student Engagement
* Student Recruitment
* Faculty Feedback Monitoring

Awards for Student Services (for Institutions and Organizations)


Awards for Student Services recognize institutions and organizations with outstanding services to students in terms of
placements, training, guidance, etc. These awards are similar to awards for educational excellence. These awards are given
to those institutions or organizations that aim at student success in the many forms that it takes, such as software
training, test preparation training, coaching for entrance examinations, coaching for entrance to jobs, skill development
programs, etc.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The basic principle underlying the award is that the awardees must have made a transformative impact in the field of
higher education. Higher education is experiencing transformation on a global scale, with the emergence of
innovations that are changing how education is both administered and absorbed. The nominations must show that
transformation in education is taking place in their institutions or organizations. The awards are based on criteria
that include but are not limited to infrastructure, faculty, placements, strength of students, annual growth, students &
alumni feedback, feedback from the industry, etc.

Earlier Summits
The Indus Foundation has been privileged to
organize eight Education Summits since 2009 in
India. The objective of the events has been to bring
about academic collaborations between Indian
institutions and foreign universities, apart from
recruiting of students for study abroad or in India. By

all accounts, the Summits have been considered to be


highly successful. The events have been attended by
vice-chancellors, provosts, deans, faculty, and
recruitment officers of foreign and Indian
institutions. Students have attended the events in their
thousands.

SELECT LIST OF FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS

6 October University, Australia


Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
Academic Center of Law & Business, Israel
Academy 3, Australia
Academy of Art University, USA

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified


Accountants), UK
ACT Inc., USA
Alabama State University, USA
Al-Iraqia University, Iraq

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American Institute of Medical Sciences &


Education, USA
American Intercontiental University, UK
American University of Sharjah, UAE
American University in the Emirates, UAE
Anton De Kom University, Suriname
Arkansas Tech University, USA
Association of Vermont Independent Colleges
(AVIC), USA
Aston University, UK
Azerbaijan University of Tarbiat Moalem, Iran
Bakht Alruda University, Sudan
Bangkok University, Thailand
Bangor University, UK
Barnard College, Columbia University, USA
Bayero University, Nigeria
Baylor University, USA
Bellarmine University, USA
Bilkent University, Turkey
Binus University, Indonesia
Bowling Green State University, USA
British Columbia Institute of Technology,
Canada
California Institute of Integral Srudies, USA
California State University, San Bernardino,
USA
California State University, San Marcos, USA
California University of Pennsylvania, USA
Cape Breton University, Canada
Carleton University, Canada
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Central Michigan University, USA
Centre for Languages and Intercultural
Education, Spain
CESESB, Brazil
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Champlain College, USA
Charles Darwin University, Australia
Cherkasy State Technological University,
Ukraine
Clarkson University, New York
Clayton State University, USA
College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA
Colorado Heights University, USA
Colorado State University, USA
Coleman University, USA
Comrat State University, Moldova
Concord University, USA
Concordia University , Canada
Cottey College, USA
CPH Educational Consulting Co, USA
CQUniversity, Australia
Cultural Vistas, USA
Curtin University, Australia
Duke University, USA
DYo v lle College, USA
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Singapore
Drexel University, USA
Eastern University, USA

Eastern Washington University, USA


Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Education Path Finder, USA
Emporia State University, USA
Enforex-Edu, Spain
ESIGELEC College of Engineering, France
Evolvence Capital, UAE
Excelsior College, USA
Faemingdale State College, SUNY, USA
Fateb - College of Telmaco Borba, Brazil
Fayetteville State University, USA
Ferris State University, USA
Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University,
USA
Florida International University, USA
Florida State University, USA
Fresno Pacific University, USA
Full Sail University, USA
Galilee International Management Institute, Israel
Golden Gate University, USA
Governors State University, USA
Handong American University, South Korea
Harrison College, USA
Head Foundation, Singapore
HES International Business School, Netherlands
HOF University, Germany
Hofstra University, USA
Houghton College, USA
Idaho State University, USA
Indiana University-Purdue University,
Indianapolis, USA
Institute of Management Technology, UAE
Inter-American Organization for Higher
Education, Canada
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, USA
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
International Business Performance LLC, USA
International Conservation Caucus Foundation,
USA
International Test of English Proficiency, USA
International University of Business, Agriculture
& Technology, Bangladesh
Iowa State University, USA
Iringa University College, Tumaini University,
Tanzania
JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
John Carroll University, USA
Judson University, USA
Junior and Teen Camp, Switzerland
Kansas City Art Institute, USA
Kansas State University, USA
Keele University, UK
Kent State University, USA
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals,
Saudi Arabia
K g Mo gk s U vers of Te olog
Thonburi, Thailand

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King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Libyan Authority for Reaearch and S & T, Libya
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Long Island University, USA
Longwood University, Virginia
Louisiana State University, USA
Lyndon State College, USA
Macquarie University, Australia
Magna Carta College, UK
McMaster University, Canada
McNally Smith College of Music, USA
Medical University-Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
Mevlana University, Turkey
Mexican Association for International Education,
Mexico
Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
Ministry of Higher Education, Libya
Missouri University of Science and Technology,
USA
Modibbo Adama University of Technology,
Nigeria
Monmouth University, USA
Monroe College, USA
Montana State University Billings, USA
Mount Royal University, Canada
Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
National Aviation University, Ukraine
National Open and Distance University (UNAD),
Colombia
Nebrija University, Spain
New Mexico Military Institute, USA
New Mexico State University, USA
New York Institute of Technology, USA
Ningbo University, China
North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Northern Arizona University, USA
Northern Illinois University, USA
Northern Michigan University, USA
Northwest College, USA
North-West University, Vaal Triangle, South
Africa
Northwestern College and Media, USA
Notre Dame of Maryland University, USA
Nottingham University Business School, UK
Oakland University, USA
Open University, Libya
Oral Roberts University, USA
Orange Coast College, USA
Oregon State University, USA
Our Lady of the Lake College, USA
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, USA
Pacific International Hotel Management School,
New Zealand
Pantheon Institute, Italy
Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Thailand

Pittsburg State University, USA


Polytechnic Institute of New York University,
USA
Pontifica Univeridad Javeniana Cali, Colombia
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro,
Brazil
Poz U vers of E o o s, Pol d
Purdue University, USA
Q ee s U vers , C d
Queens College, USA
Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA
Regenesys Business School, South Africa
Roosevelt University, USA
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA
Rush University College of Nursing, USA
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
USA
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sacred Heart University, USA
Saint Louis University, USA
S
M r s U vers of M eso , USA
SAIT Polytechnic, Canada
Sam Houston State University, USA
San Hose State University, USA
Saxion University of Applied Sciences,
Netherlands
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, USA
Siauliai University, Lithuania
Singapore Management University, Singapore
SIT Graduate Institute, USA
Skolkovo Inst. of Science & Tech., Russia
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology,
USA
Southern Arkansas University, USA
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA
Southern Oregon University, USA
Southern States University, USA
Southern University and A&M College, USA
St. John's University, USA
State University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Moldova
Stella Maris Polytechnic, Liberia
Stenden University, Netherlands
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Suffolk University, USA
Sultan Agung Islamic University, Indonesia
Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine
Swansea University, UK
Tallinn University, Estonia
TCS Education System, USA
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Temple University, USA
Tennessee State University, USA
Texas Christian University, USA
The Association of Business Practitioners, UK
The College Board, USA
The Kingdom University, Bahrain

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The Mahatma Gandhi University Of Guinea,


Guinea
The Russian Presidential Academy of National
Economy and Public Administration, Russia
The University of Findlay, USA
The University of Georgia, Georgia (Europe)
The University of Montana, USA
The University of New England, Australia
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
USA
The University of Tokyo, Japan
The University of Waikato, New Zealand
The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Thiel College, USA
Tianjin University, China
Tilburg University, Netherlands
Trinity Western University, Canada
Tufts University, USA
Tung Wah College, Hong Kong
U3 Ventures, USA
UNAD Florida, USA
University of Business and International Studies,
Switzerland
Universidad Europea De Madrid, Spain
Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia
Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Universite Catholique De Lille, France
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
Darussalam
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
University College Cork, Ireland
University College of Plymouth St. Mark &
St.John, UK
University for Peace, Costa Rica
University of Agriculture, Nigeria
University of Alaska, USA
University of Applied Management, Germany
University of Arkansas, USA
University of Baltimore, USA
University of Bridgeport, USA
University of California, Berkeley, USA
University of California, San Diego, USA
University of Cape Town, South Africa
University of Central Arkansas, USA
University of Debrecen, Hungary
University of Edinburgh, UK
University of Gdansk, Poland
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
University of Hawaii, USA
University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
University of Kentucky, USA
University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
University of Lagos, Nigeria
University of Manitoba, Canada

University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA


University of Mauritius, Mauritius
University of Michigan, USA
University of Minnesota, Morris, USA
University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia
University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
University of North Texas, USA
University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
University of Northern Philippines, Philippines
University of Nottingham, UK
University of Oregon, USA
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
University of Pittsburgh, USA
University of Rochester, USA
University of Saint Joseph, China
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
University of Science & Technology Chittagong,
Bangladesh
University of Southern California, USA
University of St Andrews, UK
University of the East, Philippines
University of the South Pacific, Fiji
University of Texas at Tyler, USA
University of the Virgin Islands, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Trento, Italy
University of Utah, USA
University of Uyo, Nigeria
University of Virginia, USA
University of Wisconsin, Stout, USA
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, USA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
University of Wyoming, USA
USA Community College Consortium, USA
Utahn Valley University, USA
Versan Educational Services, WI
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Youngstown State University, USA
Waldorf College, USA
Wallace Community College, USA
Wayne County Community College District,
USA
West Texas A&M University, USA
West Virginia University, USA
Western University of Health Sciences
Widener University School of Law, USA
Wilmington University, USA
Windesheim University of Applied Sciences,
Netherlands
Wright State University, USA
WVU Institute of Technology, USA
Xavier University of Louisiana, USA
Xavier University School of Medicine, USA
Yalova University, Turkey
Yangzhou University, China

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COMMENTS OF EARLIER PARTICIPANTS


Just a quick note to thank you and all your Indus
Foundation colleagues for your kind invitation and
gracious hospitality during last weeks Indo-Global
Education Summit 2012 in Hyderabad. My
congratulations on an excellent forum for discussions
and collaboration among Indian universities and
universities from throughout the rest of the world. It
was truly a global summit. I look forward to
strengthening the new relationships generated last
week and establishing possible new links. Well done!
Dr. Don Schramm, Program Director, Department
of
Engineering
Professional
Development,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
I thoroughly enjoyed the Summit and the subsequent
tour. I am overwhelmed by India and its people and
look forward to progressing ties with its institutions. I
would also like to offer a special thanks to the Indus
team who I found to be very, very helpful, supportive
and excellent hosts.
Dr. Jeff Hollett, Associate Vice President, Student
Experience, Mount Saint Vincent University,
Canada
Thank you for hosting such a successful event. It was
particularly interesting to engage with a multinational list of attendees as most other events I attend
are usually very UK focussed. We met some good
students at the expo and have 4 or 5 strong
collaboration leads with Indian and other institutions
that we are already progressing with them directly.
Mr. Neil Austin, International Partnership
Manager, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
I want to thank you for your warm hospitality and
taking such good care of us. It was very special to
enjoy dinner at your home as well. It was truly a
marvelous trip and I'm confident that my University
will indeed develop some important collaborations
from it.
Dr. Liz Grobsmith, Senior Advisor to the President
for Strategic & International Initiatives, Northern
Arizona University, USA
I would like to thank you and your team for the such
a great experience and opportunity. We would like to
participate on a yearly basis in the Indo Global
Education Summit. We would like to do a
presentation, do one on one interviews with students /
institutions and participate in the Expo.
Dr Prem Ramlachan, Head, International
Relations, University of Kwazulu Natal, South
Africa

It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to be


among you distinguished individuals who dedicated
themselves to the education of young people. Now I
have high hopes that my colleagues will start and
maintain fruitful collaborations. Very best regards
and thank you very much for your and Indian
people's hospitality.
Dr. Mehmet Ozcan, Faculty of Education, Mehmet
Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
My gratitude and deepest thanks for the amazing
summit you have organized. I know exactly what it
takes to organize international conferences, but yours
was much more important considering the three cities
and all the logistics that goes with it. What a
tremendous work and organization! Everything went
so well and we have been exposed to the greatest
opportunities for research and collaboration.
Dr. Majida Bargach, Associate Director, Center for
International Studies, University of Virginia, USA
I am writing to thank you for organising the IndoGlobal Education Summit and Expo 2012. It was very
well managed and the opportunity to network with
education professionals in India was tremendous. We
look forward to discussing possible future
collaborations with the Indus Foundation. I hope that
we continue to stay in touch as DigiPen continues to
explore its options in India.
Mr. Gabriel Lee, Director of Operations
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Singapore
It was a very interesting and diverse group from all
over the world providing stimulating dialogue and
interaction. The thematic panel format which
provided opportunities for panelists to briefly
introduce their schools and programs followed by
more in depth discussion of panel topics with the
participants. Congratulations to you and your staff
for a successful event.
Dr. James P. Cross, Associate Provost and Senior
International Officer and Professor, Champlain
College, USA
This was an excellent summit in every respect and I
thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I made very good
contacts with the participants and in particular the
Indian institutions and am looking forward to the
exchanges which will doubtless occur. I would very
much like to participate in the next summit.
Dr. Randhir Rawatlal, Director of Undergrad
Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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I want to thank you for coordinating a valuable and


successful summit. This was our first time
participating, and we found it valuable on many
levels. We now have a much better sense of how to
participate fully and gain value from the event, and I
am certain that we will participate in the future. I
want to commend you and your colleagues for
making possible the intersection of interests and
collaborations that will be so valuable for India's
educational future. We are honored to be a part of
the is bright future.
Dr. Dennis A. Trinkle, Provost and Chief Academic
Officer, Harrison College, USA
Very many thanks for a superbly organized and very
well planned conference. We enjoyed it very much
and it has already led to many productive
conversations.
Dr Kay Mohanna, Director of Postgraduate
Programmes, Keele University School of Medicine,
UK
Thank you for everything during the Education
Summit. It was a real pleasure to have met you.
Dr. Gustavo Perrusquia, Director of International
Affairs, Chalmers University of Technology,
Sweden
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your
team for the wonderful opportunity to confer with my
Indian counterparts? I was especially impressed by
the standard of organization at each of the venues. I
have personally benefited enormously from the
experience and now have a very good working
knowledge of the Indian education scene. I also
enjoyed meeting with participants from other parts of
the world and sharing notes with them. Please keep
me posted with regard to next year's summit, I am
very interested to participate once more.
Mr.
Mohamed
Rashid
Desai,
Director
International, School of Accounting, Curtin
University, Australia
It was an absolute pleasure attending the IndoGlobal Education Summit 2011. I met many people,
made many useful and interesting connections for
potential collaborations and made many new friends
from all around the world. The whole experience was
fabulous. I will let you know of the progress that we
make in our collaborations.
Dr. Julia Brown, Head of External Relations, Aston
University, UK

Thank you for notifying me about the 2013 Summit in


Hyderabad. Please include me on the list of people to
whom you send additional details.
Dr. Janice S. Miller, Professor of Management,
Associate Dean-Academic Affairs, Sheldon B.
Lubar School of Business, University of WisconsinMilwaukee, USA
Greetings from Louisiana State University! Thank
you very much for the great Summit. It was very
productive and fruitful to me.
Prof. Ye-Sho Chen, Director of Emerging Markets
Initiative, Louisiana State University, USA
Thank you for all of your work on our behalf.
Dr. Rosalie Giacchino-Baker, Faculty Director,
Center for International Studies and Programs
California State University, San Bernardino, USA
I will like to personally commend you for a wellorganized Summit of that magnitude. It was quite a
scintillating experience rubbing minds with scientists
and academics of diverse interests and disciplines
from all over the World. As you are aware, my
University is very keen in collaborating with Indian
Institutions. Let me use this opportunity to join other
members of the Nigerian contingent to express our
sincere gratitude to you and the Indus Foundation for
the opportunity given to us to participate in the 2011
Summit.
Prof. Emilolorun Ambrose Aiyelari, Dean, Faculty
of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan,
Nigeria
First of all, I would like to thank you and organizers
of Indo-Global Educational Summit 2011 for
successful organization of meetings and possibility to
meet so many people from India and other countries.
We have reported the results of participation in
Summit, and our University authorities are looking
for ways of improving collaboration with India.
Dr. Igor Cemortan, Head of the Department of
Molecular
biology
and
Human
genetics
SMPhU "Nicolae Testemitanu", Moldova
Congratulations on the event, which I believe was
quite successful. I met a few students, and am now in
talks with several other universities, so all the
objectives I had for this event were met.
Dr. Ricardo Rato, Co-Registrar, University of Saint
Joseph, Macau, China
I would like to thank you and all your staff for the
wonderful Indo-Global Education Summit 2011. It
was a real pleasure for me to participate in this
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many new contacts and to learn a lot about your


great country. I do appreciate very much your time
spent on our conversations on India, on Poland and
on the World. Thank you very much also for the
organization of the sightseeing. It was fantastic!
Prof. Dr Maciej Zukowski, Vice-Rector for
Research and International Relations, Poznan
University of Economics, Poland
First, I want to thank you for your hospitality and
another successful Summit. Attending the Summit for
the third year I am confident that we will establish
some collaborations with the Indian institutions.
There is enormous potential. I visited one specific
college which I feel fits the mission of D'Youville
College and we are currently working on the
evaluation process. I strongly recommend the other
American delegates to be patient and persistent in
developing collaborations with the Indian
institutions.
Dr. Arup K. Sen, Vice President for Academic
Affairs, D'Youville College, USA
I think the idea behind the Indus Foundation's
concept of providing a venue in which to assist
Indian and American institutions to forge academic
partnerships over the upcoming years, is brilliant
and far-sighted. The initiative appears to be working
already, at least from my institution's perspective, as
evidenced by the great deal of email interchange
between our institutions since the conference. We
hope to see some of these initial forays result in
substantive and programmatic joint efforts over time.
Dr. Carol Magai, Dean of Research, Long Island
University, USA
Participating in the Summit was one of the most
enriching and productive experiences of my whole
professional life: through the Summit in Hyderabad
and the Universities tour to Chennai, Bangalore,
Mumbai and Delhi I was able to know better your
beautiful country, admire its people and culture and,
most of all, understand the university system. The
whole program was very well designed and very
efficiently conducted by Mr. Anumolu and his staff. I
did find my partners-to-be in India through the
Summit, and this is an excellent outcome.
Dr. Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer, Associate VicePresident, Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil
Thank you for organizing this wonderful trip. Peggy
(vice-provost) and I both found it to be most
instructive. Exciting things are happening in India,
and it is imperative that we have opportunities such
as this, to get to know each other. Please don't
hesitate to contact me if I can be of service to you in

your efforts to bridge Indian and American higher


education.
Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Provost & Senior Vice
President, Tufts University, USA
Thank you for the truly enlightening experience of the
recent Summit. It was an extremely enriching and
fruitful collaboration in terms of bringing us together
with our colleagues from across the world in the
Indian education sector. The attention to detail and
seamless transition during the summit and between
cities was a mark of a highly skilled planning team
and was indicative of the care and thought your
committee put into this summit and your efforts are
genuinely appreciated.
Ms. Vanessa Vardon, Graduate, Research and Intl
Programs Manager, Drexel University, USA
It was a great pleasure meeting you and attending the
summit. I would like to thank you for the excellent
arrangements and for providing the opportunity to
meet with personnel from Indian higher education
institutions. Dr. Tadisina and I will be following
through with some of the contacts we had established
at the summit.
Dr. Ramanarayanan Viswanathan, Interim Dean
and Professor, College of Engineering, Southern
Illinois University Carbondale , USA
Thank you for organizing the outstanding IndoAmerican Summit. You and everyone else from the
Indus Foundation have much to be proud of. The
event was a phenomenal success, thanks to the
dedication and hard work of everyone involved
Dr. Bert Barry, Director of International Services,
Saint Louis University, USA
First of all, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to
you and your organization for the excellent job you
did with the Summit. Both my wife and I enjoyed our
participation immensely. I am now in the process of
going through the various proposals I have received
from institutions in India and will be trying to
evaluate these with the help of our staff here to see
which of these we may wish to pursue.
Dr. Stephen Durrant, Vice Provost, International
Affairs, University of Oregon, USA
To those of you responsible for the logistical matters,
please accept my heartfelt thanks for the very
smoothly managed event and the overall very fine
experience. I have so many vivid memories it is hard
to select the most meaningful; however, among the
top of my recollections - as of this moment - are the
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everyone with whom I worked, and the opportunities


for future relationships with Indian professionals and
students alike. The participation by Indian delegates
and students was quite inspirational
Dr. Pamela S. Cutright, Special Assistant to the
Campus Provost, WVU Institute of Technology,
USA

were impressed by the level of enthusiasm of the


participants and the number of opportunities. Since
then we have established communications with a
number of institutions and are considering a number
of collaboration opportunities.
Dr. Keya Sadeghipour, Dean, Temple University
College of Engineering, USA

We enjoyed our trip enormously and are grateful for


your hospitality. While the meetings were intense, we

INDIA
India is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous
country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on
the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of over 7500 kilometers. It borders Pakistan to the west; China,
Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri
Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia.
Home to the Indus Valley civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was
recognized for its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism,
Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism arrived in the first millennium CE
and shaped the region's variegated culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth
century and colonized by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became a modern nation-state in 1947 after
a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread use of nonviolent resistance as a means of social and political
protest.
With the world's twelfth largest economy by market exchange rates and the fourth largest in purchasing power, India has made
rapid economic progress in the last decade. Although the country's standard of living is projected to rise sharply in the next halfcentury, it currently battles high levels of poverty, illiteracy, persistent malnutrition, and environmental degradation. In addition
to being a pluralistic, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected
habitats and national parks.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. What is the current currency exchange rate?
The currency of India is the Rupee, which is divided into 100 paise. The Rupee comes in denominations of Rs.5, Rs.10, Rs.20,
Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1000. The printing of notes in the denominations of Re.1 and Rs.2 has been discontinued as these
denominations have been coinised. However, such notes issued earlier are still in circulation. The current exchange rate is US$1
= INR 60.
2. What is the population and main language used?
There are over 1.2 billion Indians today and the number is growing every year. English is commonly used in all business
transactions. Ten years ago, the United States was the country with the largest English-speaking population. Today, India has
taken over that status. With roughly a third of its population or more than 330 million possessing English language capability,
India has more people speaking the language than the US and UK combined However, the main spoken languages are Hindi
and Urdu. India also has 25 other major regional languages!
3. What is the climate like?
India has a tropical climate with three main seasons:
Summer season: April to Mid-June
Monsoon season: Late June to September
Winter season: October to March

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4. What is the proper clothing to wear in Indias climate? I also hear that Indians are a more conservative lot especially
compared to people in Western countries. What kind of clothes would be acceptable?
During the winter months of October to March, light woolen clothes would be preferred. For the rest of the year, it can be ve ry
hot, so light, tropical clothing is advised. Shorts, minis and tank tops are unadvisable unless you're on a beach. In small towns and
cities especially, people may tend to stare if you expose too much skin. Safe clothing would be trousers, peddle pushers, cap ris,
skirts, tops and shirts. India has great cottons, which are trendy and affordable. Buy yourself some. Women could try wearing a
salwar kameez, which is very cool and comfortable and could even improve the attitude of people towards them salwar kameez
are quite acceptable in Business meetings. Business attire is appropriate for business visits. We suggest that you plan to wear the
same suit more than once to conserve suitcase space. Bring at least one pair of comfortable shoes!
5. What are the usual business hours in India?
Offices: 0930-1700 Mon-Fri, 0930-1300 Sat
Shops: 0930-2000 Mon-Sat
6. How safe is drinking water in India?
If you are from America or any other country, you may not be used to drinking the water here. Hence, we advise that you pick up
a bottle of mineral water, which is cheap and widely available and usually provided in hotel rooms. Order the same when you are
at a restaurant. As far as possible, avoid drinking any kind of water or juices from roadside carts and vendors; and, avoid i ce at
outside places!
7. How should I tip waiters at restaurants / hotels?
In restaurants or hotels, a 10% service charge is often added to bills, in which case there is no need to tip. In smaller places,
where tipping is optional, you need only tip a maximum of 10 percentage of your bill. It is customary to tip waiters, porters,
guides and drivers.
8. How safe is it to eat non-vegetarian food in India?
Food is safe if eaten in a good hotel or restaurant.
Available: wonderful chicken and lamb dishes are offered.
Unavailable: India, being a primarily Hindu country, beef and pork are not easily available.
9. What is the economy of India like?
The economy of India is the fourth largest in the world as measured by purchasing power parity, with a gross domestic product
(GDP) of around US $4 trillion. When measured in USD exchange-rate terms, it is the twelfth largest in the world, with a GDP
of US $1000 billion. India is the second fastest growing major economy in the world.
Although two-thirds of the Indian workforce still earns their livelihood directly or indirectly through agriculture, services are a
growing sector and are playing an increasingly important role in India's economy. The advent of the digital age, and the large
number of young and educated populace fluent in English, is gradually transforming India as an important 'back office'
destination for foreign companies for the outsourcing of their customer services and technical support.
India faces a burgeoning population and the challenge of economic and social inequality. Poverty remains a serious problem,
although it has declined significantly since independence, mainly due to the green revolution and economic reforms.
10. How much money should I budget for meals?
$40 US per day should be sufficient to cover both lunch and dinner (without alcoholic beverages).

NEW DELHI (DELHI)


Living testament to the glory of the Mughal days, patron of palaces and tombs and the capital of India, New Delhi is
all of this and more. Situated about 160 kilometers south of the Himalayas and on the west bank of the Yamuna
River, a tributary of the Ganges, Delhi has the distinction of being the historic hub of politics. Delhi is as modern or

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ancient as you want it to be. Today's Delhi is cosmopolitan, modern and fun loving. With feasts for art and theatre
lovers, concerts for the musically inclined and food that can make a gourmet cry with delight, Delhi is a place with
something for everyone. People from all parts of the country inhabit Delhi. There are different cultural pockets with
Punjabis being the most dominant section here. The most common languages spoken here besides English are Hindi,
Punjabi and Urdu. Population: Approximately 12 million

JAIPUR
Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and is the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is surrounded by
hills and dotted with forts. Houses with pink latticed windows line the streets, and look almost magical at sunset. An
extremely well planned city, Jaipur was designed by an engineer and scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, in accordance
with ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shasta (Vastu). Jaipur is surrounded by a wall having seven
gates and was built for protection from invading armies and wild animals that lurked just outside in the jungles that
surrounded the city. The Old City, also known as the Pink City, is a wonderful place to wander around. The whole
city was painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876.
Today, every home within the city is obliged by law to maintain this facade. Jaipur's regal heritage is evident in its
architecture and culture. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage
hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are testaments to the Rajasthan of yesteryears. The arts and crafts of the state
are amazing. Population: Approximately 3 million

HYDERABAD
It is rare to come across a place that welcomes the 21st century with an 'adaab'. Hyderabad is one such place. There is so mu ch
here to awe the senses. From the magnificent food to the majestic monuments, from its terrific landscapes to a populace steeped
in respect and tradition. Consisting of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Hyderabad is also the capital of the state of
Telangana. Once the largest princely state in India, Hyderabad had its own flag, currency, railway, and postal system, before
being incorporated into the Indian nation. With a rich history, Hyderabad boasts of some fine examples of Qutab Shahi
architecture - the Jami Masjid, the Mecca Masjid, Toli Masjid and of course, the impressive symbol of Hyderabad, the
Charminar. A unique feature of the city is that it is the only city in the south, where the major language spoken is Urdu. Home to
the Nizams, reportedly, the world's richest royals, Hyderabad is also home to famous folk arts like shadow puppetry and
kuchipudi dance. Population of Hyderabad is around 8 million.

VISAKHAPATNAM
Visakhapatnam (nicknamed Vizag) is the largest city, both in terms of area and population in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and also the Financial Capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city is
nestled between the Eastern Ghats mountain range and the Bay of Bengal, and is often known as The Jewel of the East Coast,
The City of Destiny and the Goa of the East Coast. Visakhapatnam's beaches (such as Ramakrishna Mission Beach and
Rushikonda), parks (such as Kailasagiri and VUDA Park), museums (such as the Kursura Submarine Museum and Visakha
Museum), and proximity to areas of natural beauty (such as the Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Araku Valley, and Borra
Caves) have helped the city become a significant tourist destination. Visakhapatnam is considered as a center for education i n
Andhra Pradesh and there are a number of colleges in the city. Established in 1878, A.V.N. College is one of the city's oldest
educational institutions. Visakhapatnam is also home to Andhra University, established in 1926. Andhra University and its
affiliated colleges provide education to thousands of students up to Postgraduation in many fields. Andhra Medical College,
established in 1902, is the home of several teaching hospitals. Andhra University College of Engineering (Autonomous), The
GITAM University and the Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering are other technical-education institutions in the city.
The population of the city is around 3 million.

CHENNAI (MADRAS)
Chennai (Madras) is known as the Gateway of Southern India. The East India Company developed Madras as one of the major
trading centers in India. Chennai has a blend of Dravidian and Gothic architecture in its buildings. The city might have grown but
it hasn't lost its traditional grace and charm. The Tamil society might have incorporated English culture but the Dravidian r oots

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are strong as ever. Chennai is the epitome of tradition, culture and life-style of Southern India. But like the rest of India, Chennai
has over the years, developed its share of urban style and modernity. Accommodation and transportation are cheap and efficient.
It is very likely that the temples you will visit in Chennai is unlike any other you have seen before. Visit the 4.5 km long Golden
Marina beach - one of the longest beaches in the world. Today, Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and commands a major
share in the trade from the South. Population: Around 8 million.

BANGALORE (BENGALURU)
Bengaluru is one of Asia's fastest growing cities. Situated at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level, Bengaluru is
the principal administrative, cultural, commercial and industrial center of the state of Karnataka. Spread over an area
of 2190 square kilometers, Bengaluru enjoys a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year. Tree-lined streets
and abundant greenery made it the 'Garden City' of India. Since the early 1980s, Bengaluru has seen a major
technology boom and is now home to more than 250 high-tech companies, including homegrown giants like Wipro
and Infosys. The erstwhile garden city has now become the 'Silicon Valley' of India. The people in the city are
warm, hospitable and friendly. Bengaluru is generally regarded as a place that most visitors like to chill out in.
Along with the modern day pubs, discos and hangouts, one can still see remnants of the older Bengaluru. All in all,
it is a lovely city to visit. Population: Around 8 million

AHMEDABAD
Ahmedabad was named after the Sultan Ahmed Shah, who built the city in 1411. Also called the "Manchester of the
East', today, it is one of the most highly industrialised cities of India. Historically, Ahmedabad was a major base
camp during the Indian freedom struggle. Mahatma Gandhi built the Sabarmati Ashram on the outskirts of the city,
from where he guided India to freedom. Today Ahmedabad, more than any other Indian city represents non-violence
and peace. Ahmedabad is also the textile city of India. Though the city has developed more as a business and
commercial centre, it also holds attraction as a centre for the study of Indo-Saracenic architecture, a style that fuses
elements of Hindu and Islamic architecture. The old city of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinth of bylanes called
pols. The exquisitely carved wooden mansions are beautiful examples of the craftsmanship of the time. Population:
Approx 6 million

MUMBAI (BOMBAY)
Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, a city of entrepreneurs, concrete towers, clubs, cricket, Bollywood and
more. After the Portuguese gained possession of the islands in 1534, they renamed it Bom Bahia, for the natural
harbor, which served as a safe haven for its ships. In 1661, Charles II of England received the islands of Bombay as
dowry when he married Princess Catherine of Braganza. The city became a hotbed of political activity during the
struggle for independence, hosting the First Indian National Congress in 1885. Nearly fifty years later, the Quit India
movement was launched in Bombay. In the mid-'90s, the city was rechristened Mumbai. Today, Mumbai is the
country's financial and cultural center. It is also home to a thriving film industry. It is seen by the teeming masses,
who flock there to live and work, as a place where opportunities abound. Its inhabitants, an amalgam of great wealth
and abject poverty, are swept into the endless maelstrom of activity that characterizes this city of dreams.
Population: Around 14 million

Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.), Chairman


Mr. C. D. Arha, 72, is the Chairman of the Indus Foundation. He joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in
1968. He served the Government of India and the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in various
top level positions. Mr. Arha was Secretary in the Ministry of Coal & Mines, Government of India. He worked with
FAO of the United Nations, Rome. Mr. Arha also served as Chief Information Commissioner, Information
Commission, Andhra Pradesh. He worked with distinction as Chairman of several large Indian public sector
enterprises, namely, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, and Coal India Ltd. Mr. Arha is presently

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serving as Director of Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd, Emami Cements Ltd, Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd,
and ACB (India) Ltd. He holds an M .A. (History) and Diploma in Management & Administration of Rural
Development (University of Birmingham, UK).

Mr. S.B.Anumolu, President


Mr. S.B.Anumolu, 70, is the President of the Indus Foundation, New Jersey, which was founded in 1995. Mr. Anumolu obtained
s M s ers degree fro
eI d I s
e of M ge e , B g lore (IIM-B). Mr. Anumolu joined the Indian Police Service
(IPS) in 1969 and was trained at Mussorie and Mt. Abu in India. He worked for 18 years in various senior level positions
including that of Deputy Inspector General of Police before leaving Government service. He received letters of commendation
from the Government for the good work done. He worked as Managing Director of an industry for six years and later as
Managing Director of a management consulting company for six years and led several business delegations to the USA, Canada,
Japan, the UAE, and other Gulf countries.

International Advisory Board


Ambassador Shashank, IFS (Retd.), Former Foreign Secretary of India, New Delhi
Dr. Edward Guiliano, President and CEO, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Peter Lennie, Senior Vice President, University of Rochester, USA
Prof. Xiaotang HU, Vice President, Tianjin University, China
Ms. Deepti Nijhawan, MIT-India Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Angel Antonio Fernandez Montiel, Rector, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Dr. H. Deep Saini, Vice President, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Yousef Abdul Ghaffar, President, The Kingdom University, Bahrain
Dr. Anil Kaul, Director, OSU-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, USA
Dr. Abdulwahab Bin Sadiq, Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Carol Magai, Dean of Research, Long Island University, USA
Dr. Alyson Tobin, Professor of Biology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
Dr. Michael Greenspan, Professor, Q ee s U vers , C d
Dr. Keya Sadeghipour, Dean, Temple University, USA
Dr. Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer, Associate VP, Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil
Dr. Lszl Fss, Professor & Pro-Rector, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Dr. B.Mario Pinto, Professor & Vice President Research, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. H. C. Rafig Azzam, Head, Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Aachen University, Germany
Prof. Judyth Sachs, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Provost, Macquarie University, Australia
Prof. Aftab Seth, Former Ambassador of India to Japan, Professor, Keiyo University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Christian Werner, President & CEO, University of Applied Management, Germany
Prof HJ van der Merwe, Executive Dean, North-West University, South Africa
Prof. Nan Zuomin, Vice Dean, Ningbo University, China
Dr. Bert Barry, International Outreach Coordinator, Saint Louis University, USA
Dr. Julia Brown, Head of External Relations, Aston University, UK
Dr. Patricia A. Cooper, Dean, Graduate Division, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Dr. Anthony J. DeStefano, Former President, Association of American Pharmaceutical Scientists, USA
Dr. Ibrahim Abdulrahman Alhaider, Dean, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. L. Arneson, Dean, School of Pharmacy, Concordia University Wisconsin, USA
Prof. Jiehua Lu, Department of Sociology, Peking University, Beijing, China
Dr. Chandra Reddy, Dean, College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University, USA
Prof. Shashi Sharma, Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security, Murdoch University, Australia

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National Advisory Board


Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, The Indus Foundation, Hyderabad
Prof. M S Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, New Delhi
Dr. Lalji Singh, Bhatnagar Fellow, Former Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Hyderabad
Prof. U.B.Desai, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Dr. Seyed E Hasnain, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Director, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
Dr. M. Venkata Reddy, Former Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad
Mr. Rajiv Yashroy, Director, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur
Mr. Ashok Srivastava, Former Vice President, Procter & Gamble Co., Mumbai
Dr. W.S.Lakra, Director & Vice Chancellor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
Fr. Augustine George, Director, International Affairs, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
Prof. Sanjay Kumar Bose, Dean, Alumni Affairs & External Relations, I.I.T., Guwahati
Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Adjunct Professor, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad
Prof. Arjula R. Reddy, Prfessor Emeritus, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Mr. R.P.Singh, IPS (Retd.), CEO, Indo-American Cancer Institute, Hyderabad
Prof. M.Habeeb Ghatala, Dean, Apollo Hospitals, Edu & Research Foundation, Hyderabad
Prof. S.S. Agrawal, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Noida
Dr. Thanga Prabhu, Clinical Director - Healthcare IT, GE Healthcare, Bangalore
Prof. Dr. Darlando Khathing, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao, For er D re or, N z s I s
e of Med l Sciences, Hyderabad
Prof. R.Venkata Rao, Vice-chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Mr. Ganesh Natarajan, Vice Chairman and CEO, Zensar Technologies, Pune
Mr. R. Janardhan, Senior Executive Vice President, Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bangalore
Dr. Deepankar Choudhury, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Dr. M.C.Das, Management Consultant, MCD Associates, Vijayawada
Mr. P. Raghuveer, IFS, Addl.PCCF / Director AP Forest Academy and DG, CEFNARM, Hyderabad
Dr. M. Rammohan Rao, Former Dean Emeritus and Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
Dr. Guntuku Dileepkumar, Global Leader for Knowledge Sharing & Innovation, ICRISAT, Hyderabad
Prof. B Koteswara Rao, Chairman, Pragna Bharath Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Prof. A. Jyothy, Director, Inst.tute of Genetics & Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Hyderabad
Mr. K.Chandrashekar Reddy, Secretery, Scient Group of Institutions, Hyderabad
Prof. K.N. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, K. R. Mangalam Univeristy, New Delhi
Dr. Usha Chadalavada, Professor, Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
Dr. V. Janaki, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad
Ln. A. Vijay Kumar, Former District Governor, Lions Club, Hyderabad
Mr. D. Ramchandram, Managing Director, Solus Media, Hyderabad
Prof. P. K. Sai Prakash, Principal, School of Optometry, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Prof. S. Jeelani, Director, Centre For Virtual Learning, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Dr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty, Former President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Hyderabad
Dr. V. Praveen Rao, Special Officer, Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad
Dr. A.S. Raghavendra, Dean, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Dr. N.Sathyanarayana, Director, National Institute of Plant Health Management, Hyderabad
Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, Director, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore
Dr. K.V.Raghavulu, Former Chief General Manager, NABARD, Hyderabad
Dr. Irfan Ali Khan, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Phytomedicine, Hyderabad
Dr. J.S.Prasad, Fmr. Principal Scientist & Head, Crop Protection, DRR, Hyderabad
Dr. D. Chennappa, Professor of Commerce, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Dr. Naresh Yallapragada, Solutions Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad
Dr. Satyanarayana V. N., Head, Business Development, Indian Inst. of Chemical Tech., Hyderabad
Dr. S.V. Ramprasad, President, International Operations, Regency Ceramics Ltd., Hyderabad
Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, Vice President, The Indus Foundation, Hyderabad
Mr. S.B.Anumolu, Managing Trustee, The Indus Foundation, Hyderabad

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The Indus Foundation


14 Park View Enclave, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, India
Tel: 91-9989670178, E-mail: indus@indus.org, Web: http://www.indus.org/

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