23, Jan 2024
Mumbai, 23rd January 2024: UniScholars, a one-stop student mobility platform, in collaboration with ObserveNow, hosted the Higher Education Leaders Roundtable on January 19th in Mumbai. This event brought together influential figures from the education sector to engage in an insightful discussion on “Fostering an Enhanced Study Abroad Ecosystem.” The gathering marked a significant milestone in shaping the future of Indian students in international education.
The event, hosted at The Sofitel, witnessed active participation from Dr. Monica Kennedy, Minister-Counsellor, Commercial and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner from the Australian Government, alongside esteemed representatives from various renowned institutions including the University of Mumbai, St. Xavier’s College, K. J. Somaiya, NMIMS, R.A. Poddar College, Mithibai College, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Jai Hind College, Universal AI University, FP Schools & The Free Press Journal School, and many more. The discussion was led by Amit Singh, Founder of UniScholars, and centered around the evolving landscape of international education, as leaders explored strategies to enhance study abroad programs, cultivate global competence among students, the growing interest of Indian talent abroad, and addressed financial barriers through scholarships and funding initiatives.
𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲-𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚 𝐆𝐚𝐩: Emphasised the need to strengthen connections between industry and academia.
𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲-𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Explored the vital role of collaborations in enhancing educational, career, and employability outcomes.
𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥: Highlighted the vast opportunities study abroad programs offer for career and research development.
𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡: Explored the significance of study abroad programs in providing quality education and ample research opportunities.
𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐲: Participants applauded the Government of India’s National Education Policy as a valuable framework for academic institutions.
The discussion also focussed on the need to help students adopt innovative courses in tech & AI as well as entrepreneurship/management studies preparing them for the evolving demands of the global landscape and which could further enhance their job prospects in the Indian and international market.
Commenting on the successful event, Amit Singh, Founder of ASL – UniScholars, UniCreds & UniAcco, said, “The roundtable wasn’t just a discussion; it was a collective vision for the future of international education, particularly for Indian students. We at UniScholars, envision a world where boundaries blur, where education becomes a transformative force, and where students don’t just graduate but evolve with a global perspective.”
Hailing from a finance background, Amit emphasised, “Understanding the significance of meticulous planning, especially in the realm of international education, we aspire to be facilitators of countless dreams that often face the hurdle of financial constraints. Our goal is to pave the way for thousands of students to pursue their aspirations abroad without financial barriers hindering their journey.” Amit added.
The roundtable encapsulated a shared commitment to innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity, paving the way for a future where international education transcends traditional confines. UniScholars envisions to organise similar events in the future, further strengthening the bond between Indian institutions and fostering innovation in international education.