IAPP India


About IAPP India

"The IAPP structure and approach represented a distinct departure from the traditional approach to building institutional partnerships. The required internal assessment and the inclusive campus dialogue which were prompted by involvement in this project facilitated an interdisciplinary and inter-constituent (faculty, students, administrators) exchange of ideas on the value of and interests in international partnerships at our institution."
-The College of William & Mary

As the number two ranked country for sending students to the U.S., and among the top 20 destinations for U.S. students, India continues to play an important role for the U.S. higher education community. In July 2011, the governments of India and the U.S. announced the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative, a bilateral effort to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. IAPP India guides U.S. institutions through the complex Indian higher education system and provides a year-long program through which to learn about Indian higher education institutions’ priorities and challenges in forming sustainable international partnerships.

2013 IAPP India Participating Institutions

Arizona State University
Portland State University
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Washington & Jefferson College

Advisory Board Members

Duleep Deosthale

Vice President, International Education, Manipal Education

Nicole Ranganath

Director, International and Outreach Initiatives, University of California, Davis

P.J. Lavakare

Former Executive Director of US India Education Foundation (Fulbright Commission in India) and presently, Member, Board of Governors of the MITS University in Rajasthan

D.V. Gokhale

Professor Emeritus of Statistics, University of California,  Riverside

S.K. De Datta

Emeritus Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Faculty, OIRED Virginia Tech, Retired Associate Vice President for International Affairs and Director of the Office of International Research, Education and Development (OIRED), Virginia Tech Blacksburg


India Resources

Where Are They Now: A Discussion with IAPP Veterans

U.S. – India Institutional Partnership Grants - Round 2

Deadline: November 1, 2012

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces the second round of an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions may submit proposals to support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post secondary educational institutions. Full application details can be found at the United States-India Educational Foundation website.

Learn more about the U.S. - India Institutional Partnership Grants (163 KB, PDF)

Services and Resources for Building Partnerships with India

A compilation of IIE's services and resources for building partnerships with India.

Download "Services and Resources for Building Partnerships with India" (352 KB, PDF)

Developing U.S. - India Partnerships: Lessons Learned

The ten colleges and universities that participated in the 2010 International Academic Partnerships Program (IAPP) submitted the following tips for partnering with India.

Download "Developing U.S. - India Partnerships: Lessons Learned" (153 KB, PDF)

International India: A Turning Point in Education Exchange with the U.S.

This report, published in February 2010 with support from the AIFS Foundation, is the only comprehensive volume in recent years to focus on U.S.-India higher education exchanges at a crucial juncture in this important relationship. In this report, Indian and American authors address wide-ranging topics including the process of internationalization and higher education policy debates within India, U.S. government and institutional strategies to improve Indo-U.S. higher education linkages, the growing study abroad relationship between the two countries, and the relationship between higher education, entrepreneurship and the success of the Indian diaspora in the U.S.

Learn more about the "International India" book

Open Doors Fact Sheet: India

Open Doors, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

View the India Fact Sheet (53 KB, PDF)

Heiskell Awards: International Exchange Partnerships

In 2001, IIE created the Heiskell awards to promote and honor the most outstanding initiatives that are being conducted in international higher education by IIENetwork member universities and colleges. IIE's Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today. Although past winners in the Partnership category did not necessarily focus on India, these programs serve as excellent models may be adapted to your institution's needs.

View past winners in the partnership category

IIEPassport and IIEPassport.org

IIEPassport Study Abroad in Asia and Oceania includes thousands of study abroad program listings offered by U.S. and foreign universities and study abroad providers. This resource, published in partnership with Lonely Planet, features an entire section on India.

Learn more about IIEPassport Study Abroad in Asia and Oceania

IIE's IIEPassport study abroad books and the IIEPassport online database have represented the industry standard for more sixty years, helping thousands of students identify and select study abroad programs. The IIEPassport directories feature over 9,500 programs offered by U.S. and foreign universities and providers, making them the most comprehensive resource to planning study abroad for students, parents and advisors. For a listing of current study abroad opportunities in India, visit IIEPassport.org

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2012 IAPP Participating Institutions

Fort Hays State University
George Mason University
Northern Illinois University
Queens College, City University of New York
Rollins College
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Suffolk University
Thomas College
University of Kentucky
University of Montana
University of Oregon

Read press release announcing the 2012 IAPP cohort

Advisory Board Members

Duleep Deosthale

Vice President, International Education
Manipal Education

Rahul Choudaha

Associate Director, Development & Innovation
World Education Services

Adam J. Grotsky

Executive Director
United States-India Educational Foundation

Nicole Ranganath

Director, International and Outreach Initiatives
University of California, Davis

John Dooley

Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs
Virginia Polytechnic Institute

P.J. Lavakare

India International Education Expert and Former Member of the Board of Management, Symbiosis International University

2010 IAPP India Participating Institutions

California State University, San Bernardino
College of William and Mary
Florida Atlantic University
Oakland Community College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Spelman College
St. Cloud State University
The University of Tulsa
University of South Carolina
Winston-Salem State University

Read the press release about the 2010 IAPP India Study Tour


Advisory Board Members

Rahul Choudaha

Associate Director, Development & Innovation
World Education Services

Adam J. Grotsky

Executive Director
United States-India Educational Foundation

William B. Lacy

Vice Provost, University Outreach and International Programs
University of California, Davis

Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan

Chair, South Asian Studies Council
Co-Director,Program in Agrarian Studies
Yale University

Molly Easo Smith

Manhattanville College

Susan Buck Sutton

Associate Vice Chancellor, International Affairs
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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