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MOU between India and UK on the Framework of UKIERI
Jan 17, 2014

Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Ministry of Labour & Employment (MoLE) has signed an MoU to enhance the collaboration within the framework of UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).

The salient features are:

MOU will focus to collaborate and build partnership in the area of Skills Development and Employment Services. The activities included in partnership are:

1. Institutional capacity building of UK and Indian official and institutes handling skill development and employment services

2. Sharing of technical expertise, building linkages and identification of gaps in the areas of skill development and employment services, improvement in curriculum, benchmarking of assessment, certification and training methods.

3. Supporting development of employment services in India on the lines of National Careers Service, UK.

4. Other   beneficial projects, in the area of skill development and employment services, mutually agreed.

Further India and the UK will partner on Mentor Councils in the identified priority sectors in responding to the skills demand in the sector and would cover an entire spectrum viz. restructuring of courses, curriculum development, identification and development of good teaching and learning aids, training of trainers with quality, devising assessment mechanisms, improving on the job training etc.

The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) started in April 2006 with the aim of enhancing educational links between India and the UK. In the last five years, UKIERI has played a pivotal role in establishing a step change in the educational relations between the two countries. In recognition of the substantial achievements and building on the success of this initiative, the programme has been extended for 5 years from 2011 to 2016.


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