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Unlocking opportunities for UK business schools in India

28 September, The Robin Brook Centre, The Bainbridge Room, St.Bartholomews Hospital, Queen Mary University, London, EC1A 7BE

 

India's higher education sector is going through a transition. With the population steadily on the rise, the number of students vying for a limited number of university places in India is set to increase exponentially over the next few decades. The Indian government is relaxing some of its tight regulations in the higher education sector to open up the market for transnational education (TNE) partnerships in an attempt to meet demand.

Our expert panel and case study presenters will address and advise on the practical challenges of TNE in India, such as how to develop a feasible international strategy; how to build long term relationships with partners; how to provide robust and dynamic online and blended learning opportunities; and how to adapt to changing legislation.

Co-hosted by the Chartered Association of Business Schools and The British Education Centre, Unlocking opportunities for UK business schools in India is a chance for senior business school staff to develop a strong knowledge base around how to engage with a complex but exhilarating market.

Speakers include:

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Mark Runacres, Co-Founder, The British Education Centre and formerly Deputy British High Commissioner in India

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Pratik Dattani, Managing Director, EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting and former UK Director, Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

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Stephen Williams, Director, NTU Global, Nottingham Trent University

Gordon Fletcher

Dr Gordon Fletcher, Head of International Operations and Information Management, Salford Business School

Martin Broad

Professor Martin Broad, Head, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton

Sandeep Dass

Sandeep Dass, UK Director, The British Education Centre

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Professor Heather Tarbert, Professor in Financial Management & Assistant Dean - Internationalisation, University of the West of Scotland

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Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

09:20 Registration and refreshments
09:50 Welcome 
Anne Kiem, Chief Executive, Chartered ABS
Sandeep Dass, UK Director, The British Education Centre
Welcome remarks 
Professor Martin Broad, Head, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton
10:00 An introduction to the Indian higher education environment
Mark Runacres, Co- founder, The British Education Centre and formerly Deputy British High Commissioner in India
Participants will be provided with an overview of the current business school sector in India. This includes a SWOT analysis on the Indian Executive Education sector. We will look at the role of online/distance learning and the important nature of institutional and corporate partnerships.
10:40 Working in India: the legal and cultural dimension
Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates
Participants will explore the court system, the system for enactment of laws, and how regulations are drafted. We will also explore how to protect ones interests when developing partnerships and how to approach negotiation in India and what the forecast is for the road ahead, after this period of legal adaptation.
 11:20 Break
 11:50 Recent changes in higher education regulation in India 
Pratik Dattani, Former UK Director, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
We will explore effects that recent changes will have on UK business school engagement in India in the short and long term, and recent attempts to reduce ambiguity and increase autonomy in the higher education sector will be explained.
 12:30 Lunch
 13:30 Examples and best practice: Case studies
In this session, we will have a chance to hear from four higher education institutions who are active in India:
‘Strategic Internationalisation’
Stephen Williams
, Director, NTU Global (Nottingham Trent University)
This case study demonstrates how a city-to-city relationship can provide a framework for sustainable “strategic internationalisation”. By aligning its teaching, research and business priorities with the friendship cities of Nottingham and Chandigarh, NTU is developing a multi-level strategic partnership with India that is creating new knowledge and allowing staff and students to gain valuable international experience
‘Patterns of Success’
Dr Gordon Fletcher
, Head of International Operations and Information Management, Salford Business School
In this case study, we will explore the patterns of success that have contributed to long-term and sustainable partnerships in India (peppered with some cautionary tales). These patterns will be viewed through the lens of an impact evaluation framework that Gordon is currently co-developing at the University of Salford.
'Nurturing a TNE parternship'
Professor Heather Tarbert
, Professor, Financial Management and Assistant Dean, Internationalisation, University of West Scotland (UWS)
We will reflect on the early stages of collaboration and the challenges that a business school faces. when setting up a TNE partnership in India. We will explore the ongoing strategic discussions and decisions that have to be made to help a TNE partnership to flourish.
14:40 Break
15:00 Exploring new opportunities and planning next steps
Panel session
In this closing session the group will consider the relative merits of specific opportunities in India. The final part of the session will be given over to exploring how and where a study tour might assist participants in giving their activities in India some momentum.

Panel members:

Mark Runacres, Co- founder, The British Education Centre

Pratik Dattani, UK Director, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Satyendra Shrivastava, Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

Dr Gordon Fletcher, Head of International Operations and Information Management, Salford Business School

Professor Martin Broad, Head, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton (Moderator)

16:00 Close

This workshop is designed for senior business school staff responsible for international strategy. It is of particular relevance for:

  • Deans
  • Associate Deans, International
  • Directors of International Development
  • Heads of International Recruitment
  • Marketing Directors
  • Head of Alumni Engagement
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We are the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector. We support our members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and help shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government.

Our members consist of 120 business schools and higher education providers, as well as affiliate stakeholders, corporate members and international partners.

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Our ambition is for the British Education Centres to offer an academic platform in India to British education and training providers and academic visitors and researchers, giving them a familiar base from which to operate and engage with the Indian population and corporate world.

The British Education Centre will give British education and training providers the assurance that they will have home territory - designed and equipped to the highest standards - to deliver their courses, to pursue research, to hold events and to raise their profile with a view to attracting more students to work with them, both in India and in the UK.

Please note, due to demand this event will no longer take place at the Chartered ABS offices. It will now take place at:

The Robin Brook Centre
The Bainbridge Room
St.Bartholomews Hospital
Queen Mary University London
London
EC1A 7BE

Places are £175 per delegate. Group bookings save 25%. To register click on the 'Register now' button.

This event is open to the parent universities of our member schools. Click here to check if your institution is a member. Interested in becoming a member? Please get in touch with Barney Roe.

If you have any queries, please contact Oliver Lowe on oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org 020 7634 9581