University of Birmingham took historic steps with India

on 29 November 2022 University of Birmingham University’s Chancellor, Professor Adam Tickell, has signed several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the University’s partners at special signing ceremonies in Bengaluru and Delhi.

The agreements are an important part of the university’s ongoing strategic vision to continue building meaningful education and research partnerships in India.

Professor Adam Tickell signed MoUs with the following institutions, such as-

  • Tesco Business Services – Bengaluru
  • K-Ride – Bengaluru
  • Hindustan Petroleum Company Limited (HPCL) – Bengaluru
  • Manipal University – Bengaluru
  • RV Associates – Hyderabad
  • Aftronics – Andhra Pradesh
  • Vellore Institute of Technology – Andhra Pradesh
  • Bennett University – Uttar Pradesh
  • Indo British Scholars Association – Kolkata

Professor Adam Tickell said that “with partners in India University of Birmingham Collaborative research output has nearly doubled over the past five years. We currently have over 40 joint research projects of advanced quality.”

The University and Tesco Business Services are joining hands to create a postgraduate study program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The partnership will see university experts design and deliver academic programs for Tesco employees.

Tesco will seek opportunities for suitably qualified Birmingham students to engage in placements in the company’s data-science labs in India, as well as deliver guest lectures to Birmingham staff and students.

Experts from the University of Birmingham Center for Railway Research and Excellence (BCRRE) will work with K-Ride. Karnataka and Ministry of Railways – to undertake studies in two key areas: power consumption and energy analysis and railway network operational simulation, flexible testing and customisation.

Working in partnership with RV Associates, university experts will help develop inspection and sensing devices for railway conditions within tunnels and bridges. The partnership with Efftronics will see research and knowledge regulation projects developed into signaling projects as well as training programs and CPD courses.

Academics from Birmingham will work alongside experts from the Hindustan Petroleum Company Limited. Will support the creation of a research center of excellence and help develop innovative solutions for hydrogen production and storage, fuel cells, domestic hydrogen transportation and refueling systems.

Professor Tikel signed agreements with Manipal University to create a dual Masters program in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, as well as to explore new opportunities for student exchanges between the two universities.

Birmingham Academics will also work with partners at Vellore Institute of Technology and Bennett University to develop new opportunities in law. They will also partner with the Indo British Scholars Association to develop new education opportunities that will benefit both Indian and British students.

Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India, said: “I am delighted that the University of Birmingham is strengthening its presence in India in railways, sports science, education and community business. British and Indian institutions can work together to address shared global challenges through research. The university has a strong India partnership. These new agreements will further benefit both our countries.

The University of Birmingham has a number of important partnerships in India, supported by its India Institute, which aims to enhance the visibility, impact and relevance of Birmingham’s engagement in the country.

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