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The UK India Business Council’s formal submission on India’s New Education Policy on behalf of our UK higher education members, grounded in our report, ‘Beyond the Top 200’, published in November 2018. Our submission was made to Minister of State for Human Resource Development (MHRD), Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, by a delegation of UK higher […]

The Business Case for a UK-India Data Garage Grounded in extensive interactions with Government and business across the UK-India corridor, the UKIBC has prepared this Briefing Note to facilitate consultation on the promising future of the UK-India Tech Partnership. A Data Garage is a ‘’virtual innovation” facility that enables participants seeking to deliver digital innovation […]

The Business Case for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill Grounded in extensive interactions with Government and business across the UK-India corridor, the UK India Business Council has prepared this briefing note to facilitate consultation on the Government of India’s draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 and the promising future of the UK-India Tech Partnership. This […]

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 […]

Overview The last two years have been eventful for both UK and Indian politics, with both countries’ political, social and economic landscapes changing. May 2016 saw the culmination of two years of Modi Government – a crucial milestone, given the expectations raised and promises made. While in the first year the Indian Administration was brimming with optimism […]

Odisha is situated on the north-eastern part of the Indian peninsula. The state’s economy witnessed high growth rates between 2004-05 and 2014-15, with gross state domestic product (GSDP) expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5%. With Bhubaneswar (Odisha’s capital) being ranked the highest in the 20 smart cities announced in the First […]

The Roundtable was developed to highlight India’s success in the Asian space race and the recent launch of the first of India’s space observation Astrosat satellites. On board was a Soft X-ray camera built by the University of Leicester. The session had two overall themes: India’s advance in space and the recent successful launch of […]

Our Roundtable on UK and India comparisons on elder care was developed after the publication in October of a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which compares the quality and availability of care services for the elderly between 80 countries. With both NHS support, the UK hospice network and established standards in palliative care the UK scored […]

Overview The Doing Business in India Report sets out the views of business people on the progress the Modi Government has made in the last 18 months on delivering his ‘red carpet’ not ‘red tape’ commitment. The research collected opinions from over 100 UK businesses operating in India and finds that a majority believe that India’s ease […]

Member only summary of the UK India Business Council roundtable with Mr R.V Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Tourism. Karnataka is an investor friendly state which has been open for business for a long time.  Key thrust areas of the Karnataka State Government include infrastructure, aviation, defence, manufacturing, IT, financial services, smart […]

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