European Delegates to Patna, Bihar, India
14 March 2019, 2 pm
An European delegation had recent visit to Patna during March 4-6, 2019, with the purpose to explore possibilities to cooperate with Bihar State and educational institutions which will provide a platfor for students, scholars and industries in the interest of Bihar, and People of Bihar. During this visit MoU between Patna University and Indo-European Education Foundation has been signed. Meetings with Chamber of commerce and Industries Bihar, and Bihar Foundation with many other experts took place, and discussed with possiblilities for future cooperation. Shri Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Bihar, India, addressed the gathering and express his interest for cooperation with Indo-European Education Foundation in the are of educational cooperation. In his words "Bihar has the highest number of youngest generation, which may get benefit of this cooperation and will be benefited by getting higher accadmic degrees from European universities". Delegation were consisted by:
- Assoc. prof. dr. Ecaterina Daniela Zeca, ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati and CEO CDEAMIA European Documentation Center and Analysis for Management/Marketing in Industry and Agriculture Operates under authority of "DUNAREA DE JOS" University of Galati (UDJG), Romania;
- Prof. dr. Silvius STANCIU, Director Department of Technology Transfer and Training, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania;
- Assoc. Prof. Iryna Kramar, Department of Economics and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management, The Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University (TNTU), Ternopin, Ukraine;
- Mrs Renata Zukowska, CEO Indo-European Education Foundation, Warsaw, Poland;
Delegation were headed by Dr Pradep Kumar, President of Indo-European Education Foundation, Warsaw, Poland, and faculty at University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland. During his intraction with local media Dr Kumar mentioned that "Today’s perception about better life is directly connected with an individual’s abilities and capacities for being productive in his profession based on his gained educational qualifications. Such believes - better education is necessary to get better life, has changed the total perception of today’s needs of educational demands. Specially in developing countries it is well stood that if you want to live better life you should get better education."
Internationalization is the term of integrating an international dimensions into the teaching, training, research and social functions of universities, colleges or technical institutions. The concept or process to be international means its relevance acceptance and usage by most of the countries. Internationalization is not a new concept for India and Indian culture because India always believed in the concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, the World is one family. The system of higher education in India has long practices of internationalization since centuries. Indian universities are gone through different process of integration with many culture & civilizations for the development of world class educational system. The curriculum, courses and used teaching methodologies were universally relevant and acceptable.
Today, many countries and higher education institutions are searching for ways to internationalize by integrating intercultural and multi-cultural dimensions into teaching, research, and student services. India is not an exception- specially when such practices were used by India in past. Many world class universities were established in India during 300 BC - 600BC and identified as best learning centers in the world by attracting students from abroad (specially from Greece, Arabia, China, Indonesia, Tibet, Japan and Korea). But today’s India and Indian educational system is different and even not able to accommodate its own citizens due to lack of number of universities, and thousands of students are seeking possibilities to get higher education abroad.