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Second series of Study in Europe seminars continues in Pune, India

On 12-13 April, ACA co-hosted a seminar in Pune, India as part of the Study in Europe project - global promotion of Europe as a study destination. The seminar was organised for the European Higher Education Experts (EHEEs) in India who are part of the expert network ACA is running within the project and the main goals of the seminar were on the one hand taking stock of the activities in the Indian network relating to the Study in Europe framework, and on the other, familiarising the newly joined experts with the initiative and project activities.

Second in this year’s series of Study in Europe seminars in the BRICS countries, the event was jointly organised by the ACA Secretariat and Professor Vijay Khare, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Head of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at the Savitribai Phule Pune University. Professor Khare, who is one of ACA’s European Higher Education Experts in India, kindly provided a meeting room in the university’s international centre and organised a visit to the campus for the entire delegation. The participating experts had an opportunity to meet the University’s Vice-Chancellor and discuss on this occasion the Study in Europe project and cooperation opportunities between European and Indian universities.


The seminar hosted around 15 participants - representatives of Indian universities, the ACA Secretariat, and the Indian higher Education expert on behalf of the EU Delegation in India, Mr Sanjeev Roy. During the two days of the seminar, the group engaged in highly relevant and constructive discussions, sharing experiences and looking into cooperation opportunities for universities and experts in the Indian EHEE network, but equally into cooperation with other EHEE networks, with ACA and European universities at large.




We warmly thank all the participating experts for their active involvement in this year’s seminar and send our warm thanks to those of our experts who could not join this time due to their professional commitments and international engagement.

Members and partners of the Indian network of European Higher Education Experts are as follows:

Prof. Dr. Vijay Khare, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Dr. Prof. Narayana Kalkura, Anna University, Chennai

Ms Babita Lohani, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Mr. Arvind Sivamani, Indian Institute of Technology Madras       

Prof. Deepti Gupta, Panjab University, Chandigarh Ms Nimisha Singh, Birla Institute of Management & Technology (Bimtech) Ms. Shyamala Iyer, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Prof. Csrk Prasadm Nit, Warangal Prof T S Somashekhar, National Law University, Bengaluru Pragyan Pattnail, Cv Raman College of Engineering Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, National Law University, Cuttack Aktar Ali, Kolkata, PhD Student Prof Raja Sahab, Tumkur University, Vice Chancellor Prof.  K.K. Gogna, Pec University of Technology Ms Dola Borkataki, K. K. Handiqui State Open University Dr. Sayantan Mandal, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)

Mr Sanjeev Roy, DAI Europe, Senior Higher Education Expert     

For any inquiries, please contact ACA Deputy Director Irina Ferencz on