In order to deepen its academic ties in India, The University of Birmingham is looking forward to some collaborations with the Indian universities. Collaborations help the universities of any stature to reach out to different levels and function properly worldwide and thus the University of Birmingham has decided to make its collaboration even stronger in India.
David Eastwood, vice chancellor, University of Birmingham said that they are reaching out to Delhi University to jointly deliver a Master's module on security. Not only this, they are also reaching out to DU's Young Faculty Development Programme to provide their staff an opportunity to undertake further studies at Birmingham. Even collaborations will take place between the University of Birmingham's Railway Institute, DTU and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Punjab University is developing its international strategy, and the University of Birmingham, along with the wider community of the city, has been an initial focus. Besides, researchers from the School of Biosciences are working with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to tackle tuberculosis.
In the area of ultra-cold atoms The Schools of Physics and Astronomy and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune are coming up for the joint collaboration where they would help in joint curriculum development and provide computer-based learning and experimental tool design and knowledge transfer with the University of Birmingham.
Eastwood more added that they have also invested in additional resource to aid their prospective students, which includes support from our UK-based staff but also in-country assistance offered through their India office in New Delhi.