ISDC, the international provider for British education and skills, has announced a collaborative partnership with Liverpool John Moores University [LJMU], to help deliver design-related disciplines in India.
The International School of Creative Arts [ISCA], the creative education division of ISDC, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Communication Design verified by Liverpool John Moores University.
ISCA has recently been working with the University of the West of Scotland to offer courses in New Media Art and Creative Media Practice, as well as collaborating with the University of Creative Arts.
Dr Ashwath Narayan CN, minister of higher education and skills for the government of Karnataka, India, said: “NEP 2020 has created a conducive environment for the internationalisation of education. It has opened the doors for educational institutions around the globe to recognise each other's domain of expertise and collaborate, thereby creating a lot of opportunities for everyone.
“UGC has also stepped forward to facilitate this kind of collaboration and partnerships to expand their reach.”
Tom Joseph, executive director for strategy and development at ISDC, commented: “ISDC is pleased to expand its operations in India with LJMU for design and arts in the context of ambitious projects like Bangalore Design District and Bangalore Design Festival – we believe that we can supply the best outputs for this.
“We are a strong advocate of international education and the partnership with LJMU covers many aspects, including LJMU students coming to India and pursuing a part of their courses with our partner universities in India, and we are expanding this to many other disciplines.”
Professor Joe Yates, pro vice-chancellor at LJMU’s faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, added: “This partnership provides the opportunity for young people to experience the excellent teaching and learning environment that both ISDC and LJMU have to offer. Under the new National Education Policy, Indian HEIs will focus on three ‘I’s – interdisciplinary research, industry connect and internationalisation, the three pillars required to elevate Indian institutions to global standards.
“We are confident that ISDC and LJMU can achieve these three objectives through this unique partnership. These collaborations contribute to both the UK and Indian economies and provide wider benefits to students, staff at both institutions”.
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