E-QUAL: Enhancing the quality, access and governance of undergraduate education in India


E-QUAL (Enhancing Quality, Access and Governance of Undergraduate Education in India), is a European Union funded International Collaborative Project with a funding commitment of over one million Euros till May 2017. The project is being implemented by a consortium of partners, with the British Council being the lead partner in terms of strategic oversight of the Project. The university partners are Ambedkar University Delhi, Jadavpur University, King’s College London, Shiv Nadar University, University of Bologna and University of Hyderabad. The project activities are being  implemented in four key disciplines – Critical Thinking, Cultural Studies, Human Ecology, Natural Resource Management & Sustainable Development.

The objective of the project is to enhance the quality, access and governance of undergraduate education in India, through promotion of Indo-EU Higher Education partnerships and collaborations, which is in line with Government of India’s plan to provide greater access and improve quality of higher education in India.

The Project will facilitate exchange of best practice, experience and knowledge in undergraduate teaching and learning, using technology enhanced approaches relevant to India’s context. This will be achieved through sharing skills and exchange of best practice in undergraduate education, sharing innovative pedagogies and assessment techniques and exploring their use in Indian institutions. It will engage a wide range of policy-makers, academicians, students and practitioners through debates, conferences and workshops, working closely with the Government of India and drawing on EU experience and expertise, for wider benefit and sustainable systemic change.