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E-QUAL (Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance of Undergraduate Education in India), is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission. The objective of the project is to enhance the quality, access and governance of undergraduate education in India, through the promotion of Indo-EU Higher Education partnerships and collaborations, which is in line with the Government of India’s plan to provide greater access and improve quality of higher education in India. 

The project is being implemented by a consortium of partners, with the British Council being the lead partner. The university partners are Ambedkar University Delhi, Jadavpur University, King’s College London, Shiv Nadar University, University of Bologna and University of Hyderabad. 

The project activities are being implemented in four key disciplines – Critical Thinking, Cultural Studies, Human Ecology, Natural Resource Management & Sustainable Development. It will facilitate exchange of best practice, experience and knowledge in undergraduate teaching and learning using technology-enhanced approaches relevant to India’s context.  It will engage a wide range of policy-makers, academicians, students and practitioners through debates, conferences and workshops, working closely with the Government of India and drawing on EU experience and expertise, for wider benefit and sustainable systemic change.

The project has a funding commitment from the European Commission of over one million Euros till May 2017. It is the largest EU co-funding project in the region with EU contributing 80 per cent of total project cost valued at 950,000 EUR over 4 years.

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