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UKIERI Mobility Programme

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  1. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.


UKIERI Mobility Programme


What to study?

For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the programme.


Context: India and UK have joined hands together for UKIERI Mobility Programme: Study in India which will allow UK students to visit India for higher studies.


About the UK India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI) Mobility Programme: Study in India:

It will be a bilateral pilot programme which will support UK universities to collaborate with Indian partners to send UK students to India as part of their studies.

It provides flexible grants to UK higher education institutions (HEIs) and their Indian partner institutions to design and deliver academically rigorous short-term mobility opportunities in India for undergraduate students from UK HEIs.


The aims and objectives of the Programme:

  1. Increase the levels of outward student mobility from the UK.
  2. Enhance the employability of UK graduates, recognizing the positive correlation between international experience, academic performance and graduate employability.
  3. Support the internationalization of Indian higher education institutions in line with the Government of India’s ‘Study in India’ programme through the diversification of the student body, and through establishing links with the potential to seed deeper institutional partnerships and research collaboration. 


Sources: the Hindu.