InEq-SL Kick-off Meeting on 1st,2nd and 3rd May 2023
Venue: SMAID, a constituent college of CVM University

The three days "Kick off meeting" was hosted by Charutar Vidya Mandal University, India, partner institution of the Capacity Building project “Fostering Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education to stimulate lifelong Sustainable Learning opportunities for HEIs in India” co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The venue for the event was SMAID, A constituent college of CVM University.
The purpose of this meet was to review and understand the overall project.
Our President Er Bhikhubhai Patel, CVM University inaugurated the event, and was blessed with the presence of our eminent guests Ms. Agneshwari Adhiya, Registrar i/c CVMU, Prof. Percy Engineer, Provost Sarvajanik University, Dr. G. Nareshkumar, Dean R & D CVMU, and our Director Prof. Nirav Hirpara.

All the delegates of six partners attended the three days event, four National partners are:
1. Sarvajanik University, Surat
2. Ganpat University, Mehsana
3. D. Y. Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Kolhapur
4. CVM University, Vallabh Vidhyangar

The two International partners are:
1. Universidad Politecnica De Cartagena, Spain
2. Rigas Tehniska Universitate, Latvia

Day1: Inauguration of the event, followed by Project Overview and Team Discussion & Deliberation on work packages execution. The day one session ended with a visit to CVM University Campus (SICART, Fab-Lab at ADIT & GCET, Ayurvedic College etc.)

Day 2: The project review session presented by the four partners and ended with a visit to Tribhuvandas Food Complex (Mogar) / Amul Chocolate Factory and Vrajbhoomi.

Day 3: Team Discussion & Deliberations on how to execute the work packages in the presence of EU Project leader (online).

The delegates were amazed with the hospitality and the places they visited. The session ended with memento distributions (Special thanks to Tribhuvandas Foundation and Anupam Mission) and sharing gifts by all the partners.

Principal Investigator
Co Investigator - Ar. Jemish Lathiya
- Ar. Prashant Rami
Academic Year - 2019-2020
Duration - 15-11-2019 to 14-11-2021
• Wider Objective of the project
• To support the internationalization process of HEIs in India and Nepal to improve the quality of higher education.
• Specific Project Objectives
• To collect best practices for internationalization of higher education in India and Nepal in order to serve as a basis for the internationalization processes of InterNepInd partner HEIs.
• To design internationalization strategies for Indian and Nepalese partners.
• To train the appointed staff for the successful implementation and management of the internationalization strategy.
• To create an International Office in each of the partner country HEI as a way to support the implementation of the internationalization strategy, to promote it, and to give support to all the target groups participating in the process.
• To create a network of Asian and European partners as a way to promote regional and international cooperation. European Union is funding a project on Internationalization of Higher Education Institutes in India and Nepal through Erasmus- KA2 Project. SMAID has been selected as an Institutional partner from India as part of the Consortium of Higher Education Institutions in India (5 Partners), Nepal (2 Partners), and led by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the University of Cartagena, Spain (Program Co-coordinator). SMAID is involved in a research survey of various Indian universities and institutions in the west zone of India. KOM- Kick-off Meeting was held at Kathmandu, Nepal during 10-13 December 2019. The team representing is by , Ar. Prashant Rami, and Ar. Jemish Lathiya & Jainesh Patel. SMAID organized various open Discussion forums with Internal as well as external Stakeholders for framing & design Strategic internationalization plan (sip) for SMAID (CVMU).

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