The British High Commissioner to India, H.E. Mr Alexander Alex Ellis, Deputy Director, British Council India, Mr Rowan Kennedy and Head Higher Education, North India, British Council, Ms Vishu Sharma, visited IIT Delhi on 16th December 2021.
High Commissioner Ellis addressed the Director, Dean(s), faculty members, and sought ideas for the future UK and India collaboration. Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, presented the priorities of IITD in education, research, and innovation and proposed joint PhD programmes with British Universities. He also spoke about the new initiatives at IIT Delhi and welcomed the participation of British students in its Doctoral programmes.
High Commissioner Ellis also interacted with a small group of students of IITD and was eager to learn about them. In a very lively exchange, he was curious to know what students think about when they think of the United Kingdom.
The meeting was also attended by Prof. Ashok Ganguli, Deputy Director, Strategy and Planning, Prof Naveen Garg, Dean International, Prof S. K. Khare, Dean, Research & Development, Prof. Arvind Nema, Dean, Student Affairs, Prof. Neeraj Khare, Prof. Varsha Banerjee, and Prof. Pravin Ingole.