The Indian educational system has been undergoing a paradigm shift in the recent past. India has the world’s second largest post-secondary student population of around 30 million. With over 800 universities and university-level institutions and 48,000 colleges, India still has a gross enrollment ratio (GER) of 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 while enhancing the quality of existing institutions.
A major challenge is educational excellence. India has islands of excellence but the overall education standards are poor. The report that 60 to 70 percent of engineering graduates churned out are not employable, speaks about the quality of higher education in India. None of the Indian universities are in the list of top ranked universities in the world. All this needs to change.
At Indo Global studies, we understand the need for Indian institutions to forge international partnerships and work together in an ever increasingly globalized world and economy. We offer our services to institutions that are seeking active international partners.
Types of Services Offered
Twinning and Transfer programs
Faculty and student exchange programs
Certification and online programs
Dual Degree programs
Twinning and Transfer Programs
This is an innovative platform that international institutions use for a targeted recruiting strategy that allows for a specialized program to be created between a foreign and domestic institution. Foreign institutions are always seeking Indian partners who would be willing to offer twinning partnerships. The program will allow for students to transfer credits (for up to two years) predetermined by both parties to the foreign institution and graduate with a foreign degree.
Faculty and Student Exchange Programs
These programs allow for faculty and students from partnering institutions to learn from each other during visits to each others' campuses.
Allows for foreign institutions to offer their curriculum to be taught in an Indian institution.
A popular program that allows for domestic students to visit foreign institutions for a short period over the summer break. These programs are both academic and extracurricular in nature. Indian students who participate in such programs get to interact with other foreign students and learn from each other in a diverse environment giving them a global outlook.
Certification and Online Programs
A newer venture, this allows for students in the domestic institution to take online classes from the foreign institution and gain a valuable certificate for completed credits (both at the graduate and undergraduate levels).
Allows for faculty members from both partnering institutions to collaborate on research projects in an overlapping field.
Dual Degree Programs
With course mapping, both Indian and foreign institutions agree to accept a predetermined number of academic credits to allow students secure two degrees simultaneously.
Current and On-going Collaborations
GITAM University, Telangana
Indo Global Studies was instrumental in bringing together Rowan University, USA, and the University of Scranton, USA, to GITAM University. An agreement to work together on twinning and transfer programs has been signed between GITAM University and Rowan University. The program is currently in the curriculum mapping phase. View agreement here.
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Telangana
CBIT has an ongoing project with Rowan University for a twinning and transfer program for B.Tech. Chemical Engineering and Bio-Medical Engineering. The program is currently in the mapping phase. Indo Global Studies has also brought officials of St. Louis University to CBIT to explore other avenues of partnership.
Vaagdevi College of Engineering, Warangal
Rowan Univeristy and Vaagdevi has an active agreement for the twinning and trasfer of B.Tech. Computer Science students. Students from Vaagdevi College of Engineering are able to study two years in Warangal and if they meet all admission requirements, can transfer to Rowan University to complete the degree in New Jersey. View agreement here.
KL University, Vijayawada
Indo Global Studies was instrumental in bringing the Dean of the College of Engineering from Wilkes University, USA, to KL University. The Dean signed an agreement to work and partner together for future academic collaborations with KL Univeristy. View agreement here.
Surat Education Society, Surat
Indo Global studies has helped create a partnership between Surat Education Society and Missouri State University, USA. The partnership is focused on students from Surat to visit Missouri State University for a 12-day Summer Program that is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. View agreement here.