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Global academic city planned for Kerala, India

Kerala’s state government is planning to establish an international higher education hub modelled after Dubai International Academic City, the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education, to help combat brain drain and attract international students from around the globe, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has announced.

India joins Australia’s New Colombo Plan

Australia’s Prime Minister is keen to see “hundreds and thousands” of its students studying at Indian universities, he said at the launch of Australia’s Indo-Pacific study abroad initiative, the New Colombo Plan, in India this week. India will be one of 35 countries to welcome Australian undergraduates from 2015 through the programme.

HE consortium promotes private Indian institutions

SkillTree, India’s first consortium of private universities and institutions recently launched an initiative to draw global attention to the country's thriving educational sector and recognise its top private institutions. Building on the rising interest from UK students to study in India, the 'Great Place to Study – India Edition', launched in London this month.

ELS opens its first pathway programme in India

ELS Education Services (ELS) has partnered with SRM University (SRM) in Chennai to launch its first ever language centre in India, which becomes its seventh international pathway programme worldwide. The move marks an interesting new development for ELS, which has declared interest in further developing operations in India.

India evacuates students from eastern Ukraine

The Indian embassy has begun an emergency evacuation of its citizens from Ukraine's conflict-stricken Eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. It has issued a particular warning to students not to delay their departure to a later date. Some 1000 Indian nationals have already travelled to the capital of Kiev, en route back to their home country.