The events are being held in Delhi on 12 March and Bangalore on 13 March.
The British High Commission, New Delhi, is organising an ‘English is GREAT’ campaign in partnership with UK English language providers, to promote English as a key employability skill and to showcase top quality internationally recognised products and services that UK companies offer.
Senior British High Commission officials will meet representatives of leading schools, colleges and businesses during the events in Delhi (12 March) and Bangalore (13 March). They will be apprised of the specialised certification of the highest standards offered by UK companies. It will also be a platform for Indian schools, colleges and businesses to access high quality products offered by UK skills providers and forge partnerships that will enhance their own competitiveness and international performance.
Andrew Soper, Counsellor, Prosperity, British High Commission, said,
Providing people with the skills they need to get good jobs is a major challenge faced by both the UK and India. So skills development is an important element of the bilateral relationship between our two countries. Good English language skills are a key part of this. UK skills providers can help deliver this in India, as well as providing the assessment and certification sought by professionals and employers.
Business heads and leaders of key educational institutions will be part of a panel discussion to discuss English language skills training and certification to boost employability and global careers. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Soper in Delhi and Chris Brandwood (Director, English, South Asia at British Council) in Bangalore.
In Delhi, “English is GREAT” event will be held 10.30 am onwards on 12 March 2014 at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road. Professor Payal Kumar, Registrar, Glocal University; Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, NASSCOM; Sanjiv Kaura, CEO,Corporate Social Responsibility, The Times of India Group and Payaswini Tailor, winner of The Battle of Ideas organised by the Institute of Ideas, London will be among the panellists.
In Bangalore, the event will be held at 1.30pm on 13 March 2014 at Vivanta by Taj, MG Road. Among the panellists will be Dr. H Mahesappa, Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University; Mr Suresh, BNM Institute of Technology; Mr James Thomas, Country Manager, Kronos India and Ms. Krupa Maria Varghese from IIT Madras.
Marcus Winsley, Director,
Press and Communications
British High Commission,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411