Hello Reader, We are delighted to present to you the May issue of EduChat. In this edition, we present a strategy report on Education Technology published by the Government of UK under the section ‘Digital Future’. Subsequently, our section on ‘Insights’ highlights the first global impact ranking of universities, which was recently published by the THE World University Rankings. Besides these, an interview with Mr. Sandeep Goel, Chief General Manger, Study in India, EdCIL India Limited is included; briefly discussing the background of EdCIL India and the ‘Study in India campaign’.…

Sannam S4 supports U.S. Department of Commerce, Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to boost U.S.-India trade and investment between small and medium sized businesses From Left to Right: Mr Pikender Pal Singh, Senior Director, CII; Mr Ashok Saigal, Co-Chairman, CII National MSME Council; Mr Shreekant Somany, Chairman, CII National SME Council; Ms Alka Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Government of India; Mr Adrian Mutton, Founder & Group CEO, Sannam S4; Ms Diane Farrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce and Mr Rajiv…

Analyzing the Policy Priorities of India’s Leading Parties The largest democracy of the world has headed into the most consequential, contested and widely watched election of the decade. With nearly 879 million eligible voters, India’s citizens have a lot at stake as they decide which party will lead the country for the next five years. However, something that often gets sidelined in the election buzz is the importance of a new cohort of voters that will play a decisive role in the 17th general elections. It is estimated that nearly 130 million individuals will be first-time voters…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to present to you the April issue of EduChat. In this edition we have introduced a section called ‘Digital Future’ which includes reports on digital skills gap, growing impact of the education technology sector and the expansion of the Indian education technology sector. Subsequently, our section on ‘Insights’ highlights the International Education Strategy, which was recently announced by the UK government along with, a report on factors influencing international students’ satisfaction. This edition also offers a mixture of ‘News’ on a range of…

Sannam S4, a global market entry firm, today announced that its corporate office in New Delhi achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the international standard outlining best practices for Information Security Management Systems. Compliance with this standard demonstrates Sannam S4’s commitment to continuously improving its process-driven and risk-based security program. The management system was inspected by TÜV South Asia, which is part of the TÜV NORD GROUP, one of the world’s largest inspection, certification & testing organizations. “Between the implementation of GDPR last year and now…

London Metropolitan University and Sannam S4 are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to further enhance the University’s footprint in North America. Based in one of the world’s most exciting cities, London Met is home to a diverse community of inspiring and determined learners, teachers and innovative thinkers. London Met offers a wide variety of courses, from undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to short courses and professional qualifications. A key objective of the institution is helping students reach their goals and succeed in their careers, its mission being to transform…

Hello Reader, We are delighted to introduce the March issue of EduChat. This edition offers a mixture of News on a range of higher education-related topics such as; an AI skills initiative in Brazil, a China global innovation hub, the Indian budget 2019 for higher education, education collaborations between Vietnam and the UK along with separate sections on, Super Stats and Insights. Our Super Stats is on the latest trends in Canada’s international student enrolments. The subsequent section on Insights includes two reports: ‘Data dominance and digital globalisation’ and ‘UK university…

Introduction The University of Farmington sting has once again highlighted the perils Indian students face in the process of applying to foreign universities via unregulated agents. While in this case the students were already in the US and were lured into a “pay to stay” scam by Indian-origin recruiters, previous cases such as the Tri-Valley University scam in 2011 highlight the dangers posed by unscrupulous agents based in India. India is the second largest outbound student market after China, with Indian government estimates indicating that more than 500,000 students were studying…

Fiscal Deficit Falls to 3.4% Source: Union Budget Inflation at Lowest Levels Source: Economic Survey 2017-18 India Rises in GDP Rankings Exponentially Source 1: IBEF Source 2: Knoema US $10 trillion Economy in the Next Decade Source 1: International Monetary Fund Source 2: World Bank Key Economic Indicators Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate is estimated at 7.2% in 2018-19 India ranks 77th on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2019 Report Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in last 5 years crossed US $239 billion Highlights – Policy Defence budget will surpass Rs. 300,000 crores (US…