London: As part of an initiative to take bilateral cooperation in the education sector forward, India and the United Kingdom will launch the “100-foot Journey Club” on May 10.
 
A release issued by the Indian High Commission in London said that Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan would deliver a talk under the initiative that is a joint collaboration between the Indian High Commission and the South Asia Centre of the London School of Economics (LSE).
 
Earlier, India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Navtej Sarna, interacted with more than 75 Indian academics and students at India House on Wednesday and discussed India-UK cooperation in the education sector.
 
Dame Asha Khemka, OBE, DBE, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College Group also addressed the gathering.
 
The event included the Indian origin academics who have visited India under the Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) programme.
 
High Commissioner Sarna briefed the audience on the UK-India relationship in education, research and innovation, and highlighted the development of UK-India relationship in education over the last few years with the introduction of bilateral programmes such as India-UK Education Forum, UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), Newton-Bhabha Fund, Generation UK-India programme and so on.
 
High Commissioner Sarna also spoke about the Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. An announcement was made during the visit of the Prime Minister to the UK about UK’s plans to send 100 academics to India over the next two academic years as part of the GIAN.