Newton Bhabha Fund under FICCI-RAEng Partnership
In 2015 FICCI had partnered with the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering under the Newton-Bhabha Fund which builds science, innovation and R&D ties between India and the UK, sponsored by both governments. As part of the Fund, the Academy and FICCI jointly implementing the ‘Higher Education Partnership’ (HEP) programme to build linkages between industry and academia through sponsoring high level exchanges between both sectors, along a ‘Hub and Spoke’ model. 22 Indian institutions who are doing exemplary work in the Indian higher education sector have already been funded under this partnership.
Broad objectives of the project are:
- To support Indian universities in improving their engineering education and research output through strengthening industry linkages and leveraging UK expertise
- To form partnership models which could have significant impact within a short timeframe