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Indian government to draft new education policy

For the first time in more than two decades, the government of India is drafting a new education policy which will include reforms on the internationalisation in higher education, digitisation of education and skills development. The director of education at the British Council in India has called the country's new education policy draft topics "very encouraging".

Rethink business models for India, experts counsel

Rethinking business models with a focus on smaller margins but bigger scale is essential for businesses keen to work in India and help cater to the burgeoning demand for English and skills training, experts and stakeholders recommended at a British Council-organised English Partnerships Forum last week on English Skills for Employability.

UK to send 25,000 students to India by 2020

A UK-wide campaign to send 5,000 UK students a year to India over the next five years has been announced by Greg Clark, UK Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, while visiting Delhi last week for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry HE summit.

ELT MOOC proves FutureLearn’s most popular

The English language-focused MOOC has been the singularly most popular online programme offered by UK platform, FutureLearn, which has shared with The PIE News information about who signed up for the course. Meanwhile, Australia's own ELT MOOC also suggests massive demand for online ELT.