Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 12 (December)

JGU Awarded four UK-India Education and Research Initiative Grants

JGU, jointly with its UK-based partner institutions, has won four separate grants within the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Study in India project to host students from the UK for short-term mobility programmes.

The total grant amount awarded, combining all four grants, is in excess of GBP 125,000. 

Professor Kalyani Unkule, Director of JGU’s Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives along with her team members had taken the lead in working with UK partner institutions towards applying for the grants and eventually, applications were submitted with the University of Bristol, University of Essex, Queen Mary University of London, Nottingham Trent University, University of Derby, Queen’s University Belfast and University of Leeds. In addition, the Founding Director of the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor Jeremy Wade had jointly applied with the University of Southampton, assisted by the Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives. Of these, the applications with the University of Leeds, University of Essex, University of Bristol and University of Southampton were successful. 

The UKIERI Study in India programme aims at encouraging students enrolled at UK Universities to spend a period of study at an Indian university. Through the course of 2020 and 2021, approximately 80 students and accompanying members of faculty and staff will be attending short study programmes at JGU in a range of disciplines. The programmes are designed to emphasise cross-schools engagement and participation and it is hoped that JGU students will gain immensely from their interactions with the visiting groups from the UK. 



Partner UK University

Focused Area of the Mobility Programme

Number of Expected Visiting Student

and Staff Members from the UK

Expected Time of the Programme at JGU



University of Essex

Law, Business and Society in India

20 Students & 2 Staff Members

August 2020


University of Leeds

Experiencing and Practicing History in India

15 Students & 2 Staff Members

December 2020


University of Bristol

Law and Society in India

20 Students & 2 Staff Members

January 2021


University of Southampton

Social Innovation

15 Students & 2 Staff Members