Benchmarking Key to Responsible Internationalisation of Higher Education

JU News Desk
Published: January 2020
Chancellor - Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair

With the higher education system in India widening its scope beyond the borders, JAIN remains rooted in offering not only the best in the segment but equally relevant curriculum across all disciplines to mitigate the demands of an ever-changing world.

Internationalisation of higher education has gradually but steadily found its way into the mainstream of education recently, and many countries, including the Asian countries, are working towards becoming key players in the global education network. While several factors set the agenda of higher education systems, recruitment of international students, internationalisation of the curriculum and research and development (R&D) and education tie-ups and partnerships between institutions, regionally and internationally for benchmarking are the key components of developing an international platform for education.

India enjoys a good position at the 26th rank in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings and is way ahead of many of its BRICS and some Asian counterparts. Among the cities, Bengaluru has featured at the 81st position in the global ranking scale, followed by Mumbai in 85th place. The recent data are proof that the higher education system in India is way advanced than some of the other countries and on the right track. Probably, in the past, we may have failed in positioning and promoting our higher education system, but in the recent years the scenario has changed. Many have started perceiving India as a destination for higher education and with the government’s new initiatives such as ‘Study in India’, it is possible to promote the country as a top education destination for higher education.

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has never faltered in its quest to offer the best in the higher education segment and the increasing enrollment of international students is the best example of that. The University believes in providing equal opportunities to students, both domestic and from distant shores. From Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, Mali to Kenya, Sri Lanka to Vietnam, Bangladesh to the Island of Maldives, we have truly become a mini United Nations. While quality education is the prime factor in choosing JAIN as a destination, the enviable living spaces created for the student community is also important. With the higher education system in India widening its scope beyond the borders, JAIN remains rooted in offering not only the best in the segment but equally relevant curriculum across all disciplines to mitigate the demands of an ever-changing world.

Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair
Chancellor