Declaration for ‘operationalization’ of entity The erstwhile ‘commencement of business’ rule is back with a bang! Under this, companies incorporated after Nov 2, 2018 would not be allowed to commence business activities unless a declaration is filed by a Director (within 180 days of incorporation) confirming that share capital as stated in the Memorandum of Association (‘MOA’) has been fully paid by the subscribers and its registered office¹ is duly verified. While this may seem a procedural requirement for most, subsidiaries of foreign organizations can face headwinds if there…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to introduce the November issue of EduChat. This edition offers a mixture of news and analysis on a wide range of higher education- related topics such as Reuters World’s Most Innovative Universities, China’s emergence as the biggest producer of scientific research, launch of two research-oriented schemes in India, etc. Besides these, an interview with Dr. Ram K. Sharma, Director of International Affairs at Shiv Nadar University in India is included. We hope that you will find it useful especially in the context of growth of private universities with…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to introduce the October 2018 issue of EduChat. This edition offers a mixture of news and analysis on a wide range of higher education- related topics such as Times Higher Education World University Rankings, growth of ‘English medium’ programmes in Brazil, China’s emergence as an international education hub, Khalifa University’s partnership with Alibaba Cloud, etc. We have included two reports in this issue: ‘Staying Ahead: Are International Students Going Down Under?’ and ‘The Future of Jobs Report 2018.’ Besides these, an interview with Dr.N.…

This edition offers a mixture of news and analysis on a wide range of higher education-related topics such as China’s decision to allow international students to take part-time jobs, implications of lack of English language proficiency in Malaysian higher education, introduction of a course on happiness at Abu Dhabi University and India’s move to allow semi-government entities to become accreditation agencies. We also have included a report on the implications of internationalisation in Irish higher education in our ‘Insights’ section. This study was commissioned by the Higher…

Sannam S4’s Research & Partnerships Division presents this monthly newsletter with key updates from India on economy & reforms, manufacturing, and other recent developments with respect to market entry, mergers & acquisition and joint ventures in India and other updates on Make in India affairs. Please feel free to contact us if you are doing or exploring business opportunities in India. We offer a fully integrated suite of services delivered by one firm, to ensure continuity and business success in the market. Bharat Rampal Head of Research & Partnerships…

In this issue, along with our usual sections, we have included the results of two recent studies which indicate that the changes in international student enrolments are already having an impact on the UK higher education system. This issue also gives an overview of some of the barriers to innovation in Brazil, UAE’s recent initiates to transform the country as a space education hub, changing academic climate in China, selection of six Institutions of Eminence in India, etc. among others; that are of interest to scholars and practitioners in international higher education. Please leave…

Sannam S4’s Financial Consulting practice presents a monthly newsletter with key updates and developments from India on tax, regulatory, and financial compliance aspects. The bulletin’s endeavour is to provide key updates and information about doing business in India, with emphasis on compliance aspects that affect or improve ease of operations in-country. We present herewith key announcements introduced by the Government of India during June and July 2018. If you would like to understand more about how these updates impact your plans or operations in India, please do not…

Adrian Mutton, CEO & Founder of Sannam S4, Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President & CEO of USISPF, Nilkanth Avhad, Counselor (Economic), Indian Embassy to the United States of America and Dr. Sumit Goswami, Counselor (Defense, Science & Technology), Indian Embassy to the United States of America Dr. Philip Altbach, Research Professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College Thomas L. Vajda, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Dr. Charles Reilly, Executive Director, Research Support &…

Sannam S4’s Financial Consulting practice presents a monthly bulletin with key updates and developments from India on tax, regulatory, and financial aspects. The bulletin’s endeavour is to provide updates and information about doing business in India, with emphasis on aspects that affect or improve ease of operations in-country. If you would like to understand more on how these updates impact your plans or operations in India, please do not hesitate to contact us. We want to continue bringing to you new and interesting information about doing business in India with latest updates…