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Riding India’s NEP 2020: there’s never been a better time for institutional partnerships

On the heels of India’s National Education Policy 2020, a government think tank has highlighted the country’s dedication to becoming a global education hub.

As part of this, the country aims to focus on continued internationalisation and collaboration with foreign institutions.

As we witness the transformative effects of the NEP 2020, it becomes clear that India is not only committed to educational reform but is also actively seeking global partnerships. But are global institutions ready and equipped with a plan to engage Indian institutions?

In the dynamic landscape of international education, India is an essential player and a global hub for educational partnerships, beckoning universities from around the world to foster meaningful collaborations.

The NEP 2020 is seen as a catalyst for change and a beacon for educational reform in India, emphasising internationalisation and collaboration with foreign universities. This policy shift underscores India’s commitment to providing a world-class education and creating an environment conducive to global academic exchanges.

The time is ripe for institutions worldwide to seize the opportunities presented by this shift and explore collaborations on a global scale whether it’s through articulation or dual degree programs, student and faculty exchange or joint research initiatives.

As India opens its doors to international institutions, there is a pressing need for a platform that facilitates seamless connections between universities worldwide and Indian higher education institutions. Cue g2 – the globalED gathering, a groundbreaking event slated for February 9-10 in Bangalore to promote Global Research and Institutional Partnerships.

Designed and hosted by Gen Next Education, g2 is an emerging event series, pioneering a new type of conference focused on intimate, inspiring and invigorating workshops and networking.

The g2 ARC (Admissions, Recruitment, & Counselling) series kicked off in August 2023, providing a platform for high-school counsellors and IECs to collaborate with university admissions and recruitment professionals from around the world. With attendees from 15 countries, the success of ARC has led to an expansion from one event in Bangalore to five ARC events (Delhi, Dubai, Bangalore, Nairobi, and the virtual series) in 2024.

g2 GRIP is the first-of-its-kind gathering in India – uniquely created as a platform to forge global collaboration opportunities as a nexus for educators, administrators, and visionaries to explore global research and institutional partnerships.

Attendees will prepare to:

  1. Discover Opportunities: With India’s education sector undergoing a significant transformation, g2 provides a unique opportunity to explore potential collaborations and partnerships with Indian HEIs.
  2. Network with Key Players: Connect with thought leaders, policymakers, and educators who are at the forefront of shaping the future of education in India and beyond.
  3. Navigate the NEP 2020 Landscape: Gain insights into the nuances of the NEP 2020 and understand how it can be leveraged to foster mutually beneficial partnerships.
  4. Explore Global Research Initiatives: Immerse yourself in discussions and workshops that delve into the latest trends, research opportunities, and best practices in the global education sphere.
  5. Catalyse Institutional Growth: Whether you represent a venerable institution or a rising star in academia, g2 provides a platform to initiate dialogues that could lead to transformative institutional growth.

As India extends it’s hand in collaboration, g2 – the globalEd gathering stands as the bridge that connects aspirations with possibilities. Don’t miss out on being part of this historic event, where partnerships are forged, ideas are exchanged, and the future of education takes center stage. India is calling, and the world is answering.

Will you be part of the conversation? Register for g2 TODAY at

About the author: This is a sponsored article by Girish Ballolla, founder and CEO of Gen Next Education, an international education company providing strategic expertise and tactical coordination to help universities advance their global reach, impact, and visibility. Girish is a staunch believer that everyone should have an opportunity to explore global education and that access should be universal. As CEO, he is responsible for envisioning the strategic direction for Gen Next and spends most of his time nurturing relationships across the globe to further Gen Next’s mission of bridging global education.

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