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British Council And TSCHE Begin Curriculum Reform Pilot In Telangana HEIs

British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural exchange, hosted a policy dialogue with key stakeholders from the state of Telangana to discuss the internationalisation of higher education institutions in the state.

Over the last few years, the British Council and the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) have been successfully collaborating to mutually benefit their aim for the employment ambitions of the youth.

Global Wales, through the British Council, and the state of Telangana, through TSCHE, will begin implementation of initiatives aimed to elevate the standard of education at HEIs in the state – an important step towards achieving the state’s and NEP 2020’s internationalisation agenda. The policy dialogue was followed by an announcement of the next steps on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the state of Telangana and the Welsh Government in November 2020. The MoU facilitates the development of collaborative and mutually beneficial programmes in Telangana and contributes to increased research and social linkages in the field of Higher Education between the two entities.

Curriculum reform pilot at Telangana universities

The Universities of Bangor and Aberystwyth from Wales will work in partnership with Osmania and Kakatiya University from the state of Telangana. This will enable Indian universities to enhance their curriculum of Arts and Commerce subjects aligning to industry standards thus enhancing employability of the youth in the state of Telangana.

Over a three year period, the curriculum reform pilot will be extended to over 1,000 colleges positively impacting more than 800,000 learners.

Greater student mobility - exclusive Scholarships for Telangana students

British Council and Global Wales – a partnership between Universities Wales, the Welsh Government, British Council Wales, and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) – have established a new scholarship programme exclusively for students from Telangana to study at Welsh universities in 2021.

The programme will offer 16 scholarships worth GBP 5,000 each given to the brightest and best students from Telangana universities to study a PG one-year master’s degree at one of the following Universities in Wales – Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea University, University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Wrexham Glyndwr University. 



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