T-INDIA: Tuning India

“Expansion”, “excellence” and “equity” is what Indian higher education strives for – every university student should have a high quality educational experience, while every person dreaming of higher education should have a right to enter a university. Tuning India brings together 15 Indian universities, along with 5 EU partners, to try and make this dream come true. Academics, students, graduates, employers and other relevant stakeholders from the five sub-regions of the country will be involved in the process of (re)designing degrees to make them learner-centred, comparable and compatible, as well as relevant for the society and the labour market. Both the design and the implementation of the innovative degree programmes are to happen during the project time. The change will start with the four selected subject areas – Law, IC, Medicine and Teacher Education, but – thanks to the Tuning Community for India and the Tuning Centres – is expected to go well beyond these areas and well beyond the 15 universities directly involved in the Tuning India project. Already during the project lifetime, the 3 National Dissemination Seminars, over 60 Local Workshops and 2 International Policy Forums, one in India and the other in the EU, will permit to make the Tuning India project a truly nation-wide and even international initiative. Apart from brining curricular innovation and capacity-building opportunities, the Tuning India project will also collect and share widely empirical data on importance and the current level of achievement of key generic and subject specific competences, on the one hand, and on the student workload, on the other.