IIT Roorkee Awarded “The Study in India High Performer Partner Institute Award”
At Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, IIT Roorkee was facilitated at Global Exhibition on Services 2019 based on the number of international students allocated to the institute. Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI), Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) and CII are organizing the 5th edition of the Global Exhibition on Services (GES 2019) from 26th to 28th November.
The main objective of GLOBAL EXHIBITION ON SERVICES (GES) is to promote greater exchange of trade in services between India and the rest of the World. Global Exhibition on Services will focus on 12 Champion Sector wherein “Education Pavilion” is one of the focused sectors.
'Study in India' nominated IIT Roorkee for the Felicitation during GES 2019. The 'Study in India' programme's primary objective is to target foreign students by branding India as an attractive education destination. As per the existing Government framework, provisions of 10-15% supernumerary seats for foreign students are there.
“The Study in India High Performer Partner Institute Award” was given by Shri. Piyush Goyal - Minister of Railways and Commerce and was received by Associate Dean of International Relations - Prof. P. Arumugam IIT Roorkee. Shri. B.S. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka presided over the ceremony, “It is an honor to receive this felicitation on behalf of the institute. We are very proud to be contributing to the Study in India programme due to which foreign students are not only learning about our Indian culture but also contributing in many ways to the science and innovation sector.IIT Roorkee has a long tradition of training International students and that is augmented by the Study in India program” said Prof. P. Arumugam, Associate Dean of International Relations.
The institute supports research programmes in basic sciences and engineering with emphasis on Communication, Disaster Mitigation, and Management, Energy and Environment, Healthcare, Himalayan Ecosystem, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Space Technology, Sustainable Habitat, Water Resources etc.. The tradition of being a major educational hub in training students from Asia and Africa is sustained by IIT Roorkee in recent times also. Among IITs, Roorkee hosts most no. of international students