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India is on the cusp of implementing legislation that will govern the use of immense personal data caches being generated by nearly a fifth of the world’s population. With the delivery of the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) trinity, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), online filing of taxes, and the explosion of social […]

The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) is the premier membership-led group supporting trade, business and investment between the UK and India for a reason. In a year that took us from the Indian Commerce Minister’s two-day visit to London for JETCO in January to the India-UK FutureTech Festival in Delhi this December via Prime Minster […]

This report, based on responses from companies representing a combined turnover of over USD 122 billion, marks the fourth annual study on ‘Doing Business in India’ by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and will be the last prior to India’s General Election in 2019. Launched at the start of Narendra Modi’s term in office, […]

To achieve its social and economic ambitions, India needs engineers, data scientists, teachers, healthcare professionals, urban planners, architects, managers, social workers, pharmacists, environmental scientists and a whole range of other professionals on an unprecedented scale. It is clear India needs a Higher Education system that provides sufficient high-quality graduates across all sectors. The government of […]

Find out everything you need to know about the Indian Food and Drink sector in the UKIBC’s latest report, from market entry barriers to the regulatory landscape. For further questions, do not hesitate to email Mita Chopra, Engagement Manager for Food and Drink at

KEY ISSUES DISCUSSED ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS OF INDIAN GRADUATES The lack of employability of Indian graduates was highlighted to be a major problem – most Indian graduates are found to be ill-equipped for the job market, and require significant retraining. The University Grant Commission’s (UGC) recent mandate instructing domestic Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to ensure […]

Innovation is fundamental in driving sustainable growth and ensuring prosperity. Now more than ever, ground-breaking advances in radical technologies and consequent applications open new opportunities for transforming a country’s economy and the everyday lives of its people. This is true for both a ‘developed’ economy such as the UK and a ‘developing super-power’ such as […]

The UK and India are at an exciting phase in their economic relationship. Bilateral economic ties are vibrant and wide-ranging, and, commercially, there is untapped potential between the two economies. At this time of global economic uncertainty and change, there are opportunities to nurture, grow and sustain two-way flows of trade and investment. India is […]

The United Kingdom and India have deep-rooted economic ties. There is an existing robust bilateral investment relationship that is only going to improve in the coming years. A fast-growing economy, important structural reforms such as GST, improvements in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in India, and programmes such as “Digital India” and “Make in […]

Indian Higher Education is on the verge of a major transformation as it modernises to meet unprecedented levels of demand, mounting pressure from rapid economic, demographic, and technological changes, and the associated evolving needs of industry. India’s present challenge and opportunity is to create a higher education system that allows its young population to achieve […]

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