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Erasmus Mundus conference in India will focus in technology problem-based learning

The second international conference ´Mobility for Life´ organized by Sandip Institute of Engineering and Management (SIEM) under Erasmus Mundus, will be held from March 14 to16, focusing on topics like technology, telecommunication and problem-based learning.

The conference under Erasmus Mundus is being held for the first time in India. The first conference was held in Thailand. Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. The European Commission has approved a fellowship programme for Indian scholars under Erasmus Mundus.

Scholars from Europe, Asia and other parts of the world will participate in the event. Innovative ideas and research findings would be exchanged in the field of technology and telecommunication. Papers will be presented by people from Denmark, Thailand, Spain, Japan, Finland, Croatia, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

On March 14 and 15, Ramjee Prasad, coordinator of Erasmus Mundus from Denmark will deliver the introduction speech. Dr Anand Prasad, NEC Cooperation Japan; Dr S S Inamdar, secretary Vishwaniketan, India; Thomas Ryberg, Aalborg University; Denmark, Dr Ashok Chandra, formal advisor, telecommunication department, Government of India; Dr Nigel Jefferies, chairman WWRF, Finaland; Dr Knud Eric Skouby, director CTIF Copenhagen, Aalborg University; Dr Debasis Bandopadhyay, vice-president TCS Ltd India; Dina Simunic, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Dr Machima Naradisorn, assistant president, MFU University, Thailand will also be present.

On March 16, a one-day workshop on ´Problem and Project Based Learning´ (PBL) will be organised. Dr Anette Kolmos, professor UNISCO Chair in PBL, Aalborg University, Denmark; Thomas Ryberg, Aalborg University, Denmark and Vikas Shinde, doctoral student, Aalborg University, Denmark will participate in the programme.

The presenters will highlight on designing of curriculum, classroom learning and industry interface which will be beneficial for enhancing higher education in India.

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