India-UK excellence awards for collaborations in HE


Type Competition
Key dates

Application deadline: Friday 21 October 2016

Selection of winners: Friday 28 October 2016

Announcement of winners at the India-UK India Tech Summmit in New Delhi: Monday 7 November 2016

Eligibility UK higher education institutions.

Awards recognising the best international collaborations between higher education institutions of the two countries.

The awards will be given in three categories to Indian and UK institutions which are actively collaborating and demonstrate innovation, impact and sustainability in supporting internationalisation.


Each entry should have 2 applicants – 1 from India and 1 from the UK. The institutions should have valid recognition and approvals from respective agencies in their countries. They should have an ongoing partnership in any or all of the following areas: 

Category Activity
Mobility Faculty and student mobility programmes

Collaborative research involving a wider group of faculty or department to create new knowledge, publications

Innovative partnerships Innovation in partnerships could include mobility, research, joint teaching, curriculum development, knowledge transfer, professional development, skills training, twinning programmes, innovations in teaching, use of technology, online courses and virtual classrooms, joint student projects etc.

Selection Criteria 

The Awards Selection Committee will use the following selection criteria:

Partnership model 30

Impact of engagement 30

Scalability and replicability 20

Sustainability 20

Total 100

How to apply

Interested applicants should electronically submit a joint application in the prescribed format. All sections of the application will need to be completed and mutually agreed to by the applicants from both institutions.


For queries, please email Shalini S Sharma at or Eldho Mathews @