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    Coordinating institution - Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

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    Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) , is in Manipal, Karnataka on the west coast of India in an environment-friendly campus. It is certified by the ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004, which is a series of voluntary standards on the Quality and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) by ISO.


    University has its off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore and off-shore campuses in Dubai and Malaysia. It is one of the pioneering education providers in the country with structured education system, nearly 2500 faculty members, state-of-the-art facilities and active international collaborations. Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) constitutes 28 institutions and independent departments, offering over 300 programs. Around 28000 students coming from across 57 countries are pursuing their studies in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

    Under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor, the Department of European Studies (DES) – developer and coordinator of CLIL@India - is a step further in Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s commitment to internationalization of higher education and multidisciplinary studies.

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    Role of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in the project

    Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) aims to develop into a world class centre of excellence in education, training & research by 2020. The mission of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is to become progressively the academic lighthouse for the European Union in India.

    Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is the lead applicant organization of the consortium. It will be the HEI ensuring:


    • the leadership, and the ownership of the project;
    • extensive co-financing of funds for the preparation, implementation, dissemination of the CLIL@India activities;
    • the sustainability of the project after the funding period;
    • coordination and execution of all the working plans (WPs) listed in the project proposal.

    The main scope of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is to develop CLIL practice in India, starting from the secondary schools. CLILpractices implemented in Europe will be subjected to a process of cultural and methodological adaptation to the Indian context and to the targeted national languages.

    The budget of the project follows the assumption that capacity building activities require a high investment in human resources, to favor the transfer of knowledge process and to empower the Indian partner institutions with advanced expertise.

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    Prof Dr Neeta Inamdar

    CLIL@India Coordinator
    Professor and Head – Department of European Studies

    Prof Neeta Inamdar has been responsible for the establishment of the Manipal Centre for European Studies since its inception. She was the key person in writing the proposal for grants to establish this Centre from the Delegation of European Union to India.

    Received €299000 in 2009, established the Centre, and heading it since then. Holder of the Jean Monnet Module Cultural Analysis and European Identity, held at the Department as open elective course. Trained in communication and culture, she has developed keen interest in European culture and communication strategies and has published works in the same. She is also responsible for establishing academic links between more than 15 European universities with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

    She is also the Coordinator from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) of the Consortium IBIES (Interdisciplinary Bridges in Indo-European Studies), a recipient of Erasmus Mundus grants. Experienced in managing European projects, Prof Inamdar has guided many FP7 and other EU grant applicants on the campus. She also leads a team of young PhD scholars and faculty members highly interested in European affairs.


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    Deepti Sreeram

    An aspiring Linguist, teacher and trainer, Deepti Sreeram did MPhil in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and M.A. in Linguistics from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Hyderabad. She has previously worked with Tehelka, a national magazine as Features Lead reporter and Editor and has worked with Pratham, the largest education based NGO in Asia. Her area of interests include sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, gender and politics.


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    Dr. Deepa B S

    Dr. Deepa B S received her Ph.D at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, and her post-graduation in English at University of Mysore. Her research interests include commonwealth literature, Australian studies, postcolonial theory and English language teaching. Currently, she is working as a Research Associate for CLIL@India project at the Department of European Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)


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    Ajinkya

    Ajinkya has degrees in journalism, development studies, and philosophy from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences at Mumbai. Previously he has worked with development sector non-profits in India, and his work has taken him across rural India and Ethiopia. He is now part of the CLIL@India Project as a Research Associate at the CLIL Research and Training Centre in Manipal.


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    Sanjay Pawar

    Sanjay Pawar is a recent post graduate from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and an aspiring researcher in the field of education. He holds degrees in European Studies and Banking. He has worked in various capacities in different working environments. His core competences are project and grant management. His area of interest is European Economics, European Project Management and Business Development. He has been associated with CLIL@India Project since its inception in October 2016.


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    Prathima Kalmady

    Prathima Kalmady has a Master Degree in Social Work with Human Resource Development Specialization. She has been working around 4 years in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). She worked as an HR Recruiter for a private company in Bangalore. Currently she is working as Office Manager at the CLIL Research and Training Centre in Manipal.

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    Universita’ degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI)

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    The University of Milan established in 1924, is a public multidisciplinary teaching and research institution, which - with 31 departments, 121 study programmes, 33 doctoral programmes, several vocationally-oriented courses and a teaching staff of 2,500 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.


    It is one the largest universities in Italy with approximately 65,000 enrolled students, and a leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity. The University of Milan is the highest ranked Italian university according to the 2007 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

    It is ranked 7th (and 1st in Italy) in the University of Leiden’s ranking for scientific productivity among European universities. The University of Milan is the only Italian university to be a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the prestigious organization founded in 2002 as an association of research-intensive universities sharing the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.

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    Role of the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano in the project

    The University of Milan will have a leading role in the training of Indian academics and NGO operators with the aim to promote the creation of innovative professional profiles with in-depth skills in CLIL both in the academia and in the society. It will be involved in the following activities:


    • a) the development of intra-European modules and pedagogical methodology for the first and second CLIL training camps (definition of contents and schedule of the training activities of the camps; organization and logistics of the first training camp in Milan;
    • b) organization of the events for the setting up of a CLIL Centre;
    • c) preparation of the teaching materials for CLIL intensive course.
    • Activities a) and b) will be jointly planned with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE); activity c) will be jointly planned with the staff of the CLIL Centre in Manipal. The active actor in the management of the CLIL@India. Organize the 1-day IUL workshop.
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    Dr Luciana Pedrazzini

    Coordinator

    Luciana Pedrazzini is a Lecturer in English and TESOL in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Milan. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of lexicogrammar, second language acquisition, multilingualism, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), the use of English as a Lingua Franca and teacher education.

    She holds courses in Language Teaching Methodology and Second Language Acquisition for graduates, pre-service and in-service teachers. She also has a long experience in planning and running training courses for in-service CLIL teachers. On behalf of her department, she has forged a strong relationship with the Lombardy Local Education Authority to promote projects for the teaching and learning of modern foreign languages, including the dissemination of good practice and experimentation.

    She also collaborates with universities in Lombardy supporting training programmes and local projects addressing the needs of in-service CLIL teachers and ensures quality in their teaching in terms of curriculum planning and expected outcomes. She has supervised PhD research projects and MA dissertations on CLIL issues (Scaffolding the Language of CLIL History; Form-focused instruction in CLIL; The teacher’s use of English in a science lesson; the use of Academic English in CLIL discourse). At the moment, she is involved in a longitudinal research project aimed at assessing the learning outcomes of CLIL classes in six lower secondary schools in northern Italy.

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    Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM)

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    The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is a regional university funded in 1982. It has campuses in Ciudad Real, Toledo, Albacete and Cuenca (plus institutes in Talavera de la Reina and in Almadén). With around 30,000 students and 2,500 lecturers and researchers, it offers 49 graduate degrees and more than 60 postgraduate degrees.

    The range of educational opportunities for students wishing to complete their education abroad also includes firmly established programmes such as Erasmus studies and Erasmus Practices or Leonardo.

    Our University is currently affiliated to different international education forums such as: the EUA (European University Association); EAIE (European Association for International Education); the Columbus University Network; the AUIP (Latin American University Post-Graduate Association); the Compostela Universities Group; and the Tordesillas Universities Group.

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    Role of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in the project

    CLIL experts from UCLM will


    • Train Indian partners
    • Be part of the governance organ of CLIL@India
    • Conduct the Open Intensive Course at the international CLIL Resource and Training Centre in cooperation with Indian and European partners.
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    Helena Aikin Araluce

    PHD in Applied Linguistics
    Associate professor at the Department of Modern Languages, UCLM

    My area of expertise lies within the field of intercultural education inbilingual schools. I am currently working on project-based educational models where I explore the interdisciplinary dimension of CLIL with special attention to establishing relational links between the different school subjects and learners´ lives and communities at local, national and international levels.

    I have conducted teacher training seminars and workshops on CLIL methodology, intercultural education and creative learning in several European universities as well as at ITESO university (Guadalajara, Mexico) and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) (Karnataka, India), where I was a visiting researcher in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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    Latvijas Universitate (LU)

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    The University of Latvia (UL) with its 13,000 students, 13 faculties and more than 20 research institutes is one of the largest research universities in the Baltic States. The UL is striving to become a renowned research university and to promote excellence in studies.


    The UL pays great attention to the development of international collaboration and supports different schemes of mobility. At present, the UL has signed 148 bilateral agreements with universities around the world, more than 600 Erasmus+ agreements with universities in programme countries and 29 agreements with universities in partner countries.

    The UL is a successful partner in Erasmus Mundus projects JoinEU-SEE, Triple I, Lot 3b, Centauri, MOVER, AURORA and LEADER as well as Erasmus Mundus Joint-Master Programme (MISOCO).The only higher education institution from Latvia ranked in the QS Top Universities ranking, the UL is especially proud that its degree of internationalization has been recognized in several rankings, such as QS Top Universities, Multirank, Interfax ranking. In accordance with the mission and vision of the UL, the most characteristic features of the UL are continuous development and improvement in all of its aspects: new programmes, flexibility, international cooperation, teaching staff and student exchange, and extensive research activities.

    The teaching staff involved in the project is active and successful in implementing different content and language integrating courses, as well as in offering CLIL and ESP teaching methodology courses. This vast practical and theoretical experience has resulted in a successful Erasmus+ KA2-Strategic partnership project “Transversal Skills in Dentistry: Content and Language Integrated Learning Approach”.

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    Dr.philol. Indra Karapetjana

    Dr. Karapetjana is full professor in tenure in Applied Linguistics and has sound management competence and extensive experience in managing and monitoring the work of the Department of English Studies (since 2008), the Centre for Applied Linguistics (since 2013), as well as national level and international projects (e.g. Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus in 2010, 2011, 2012 and Erasmus+ in 2015-2017) from their conception through project completion. Thus, she has acquired the skills necessary for quality monitoring and assessment, risk management, administering budgets, costs and schedule and accomplishing the project schedule within the allocated budget. She has good communication, motivation, conflict solving skills; experience in team building, providing overall direction during the development of plans, directing and controlling all phases of activities, substantial experience in maintaining accountability and transparency. Besides, has expertise in the area of professional language learning material development and teaching of CLIL and ESP courses. She is a certified examiner and assessor of Pearson Test of English General and Young Learners and has acquired skills in administering London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) exams.

    Recent publications related to the domain of the project are

    • Articles:
      Rudevska, B., Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. “Interpretation of the Concept Gender in Legal Discourse”. in Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. Riga: University of Latvia. Volume 8. ISSN 1691 9971. Indexed in EBSCO. (forthcoming in 2018)

      Oliveira, L., Tavares, C., Ribeiro, S., Sarmento, C., Zaura, E., Henkuzena, I., Rozina, G., Karapetjana, I. “Transversal Skills in Dentistry: Content and Language Integrated Learning Approach” in European Space Project on Smart Systems, Big Data, Future Internet - Towards Serving the Grand Societal Challenges. V. Kantere and B. Koch (eds.) ISBN: 978-989-758-207-3, N. DL: 417018/16 Publisher: SCITEPRESS indexed in Thomson Reuters, Inspec, DBLP, SciVerse and Scopus. (forthcoming in 2017)

      Karapetjana, I., Roziņa, G., Henkuzena, I., Zaura, E., Ribreiro, S., Sarmento, C. (2017) “Transversal Skills in the World of Work: Applied Linguistics’ Approach” in Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. Riga: University of Latvia. Volume 7. 87-105 pp., ISSN 1691 9971. Indexed in EBSCO

      Karapetjana, I. Kuzmina, J. (2016) “From text linguistics to discourse analysis”. In Discourse Linguistics and Beyond, Volume 1 Discourse in Academic Settings. Barczewska, S., Oukhvanova, I., Popova (eds.), A.D-ART: Sprachlit:Regensburg (Germany). ISBN 9783981696066, 106-112 pp.

      Dorosenko, J., Karapetjana, I. (2016) “Pragmatic aspects of discourse analysis”. In Discourse Linguistics and Beyond, Volume 1. Discourse in Academic Settings. Barczewska, S., Oukhvanova, I., Popova (eds.), A.D-ART: Sprachlit: Regensburg (Germany). ISBN 9783981696066, 201-208 pp.

      Karapetjana, I. , Roziņa, G. (2016) “Rhetorical Structure of the Research Article in Dentistry” in Russian Linguistic Bulletin (Russia). Volume 3(7), 10-14, ISSN 2313-0288, indexed in ERIH PLUS, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCat, RADS, DOAJ, Google Scholar, RSCI.
      Karapetjana, I., Kuzmina, J., Vinčela, Z. (2015) “English Language Testing in Moodle – Step towards UL Language Policy Implementation”. In Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture Riga: University of Latvia. Volume 6. 47-58. pp Indexed in EBSCO

      Karapetjana, I., Placinska, A. (2016) “Language of Troubled Times. Creativity of Manipulation” in Russian Linguistic Bulletin (Russia), ВАК 2313-0288 Part 1, Volume 4 (8), 34-40 pp. indexed in ERIH PLUS, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCat, RADS, DOAJ, Google Scholar, RSCI.

      Karapetjana, I., Roziņa, G. (2014) “Current Research Tendencies in Applied Linguistics” in Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. Riga: University of Latvia, ISSN 16919971. – Vol.4. Indexed in EBSCO

      Karapetjana, I. (2014) “Academic identity and engagement construction in research articles” “World Languages. Language and Cultural Identity in the Modern World”, Pskov (Russia): Pskov University Press. ISBN 978-5-91116-273-3. 8-16.pp.

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. (2012) “The Language of Biomedicine: The Linguo-Pragmatic Perspective.” Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Krakow (Poland): Pedagogical University Press, Volume 117 (2).

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. (2013) “Interdiscourse Communication: The Linguistic Relativity Perspective”. Bulletin of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia" ("Vestnik RUDN"), Series ‘Linguistics’, No.4. Russia

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. (2012) “The Language of Biomedicine: The Linguo-Pragmatic Perspective.” Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Krakow (Poland): Pedagogical University Press, Volume 117 (2).

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. (2011) Pragmatics and Linguistic Politeness. A Practical Introduction. Riga: University of Latvia Press. ISBN 978-9984-45-368-2
    • Books/monographs:
      Karapetjana, I. (2010) Handbook of Diplomatic Correspondence in English. Riga: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia, ISBN 978-9984-39-954.
      Karapetjana, I. (2009) Linguo-Functional Research Competence. Monograph. Riga: RTU.
      Karapetjana, I. (2008) English for Specific Purposes Teaching Methodology. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds.
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    Dr. philol. Gunta Roziņa

    Dr. Rozina is full professor in tenure in Applied Linguistics, has profound research experience in international and domestic research projects that are centered on the use of English for professional purposes, has broad experience and skills in foreign language learning/teaching material development and in teaching English for professional purposes; she has advanced foreign language competence, broad understanding and responsiveness to sociolinguistic and cultural diversity of language learners, hands-on experience and skills in developing non-native learners' recognition of skills and qualifications linked to their professional profiles.

    Recent publications related to the domain of the project are:

    • Books/monographs:
      1) Roziņa. G. (2013). Banking and Finance Discourse: Towards Metaphor in Use. Monograph. Riga: University of Latvia Press. ISBN 978-9984-45-768-0

      2) Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I., (2011) Pragmatics and Linguistic Politeness. A Practical Introduction. Riga: University of Latvia Press. ISBN 978-9984-45-368-2

      3) Roziņa, G. Gange, G. (2008). English for Biomedicine. Riga: University of Latvia Press. ISBN 978-9984-45-011-7
    • Articles:
      Rudevska, B., Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. “Interpretation of the Concept Gender in Legal Discourse”. in Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. Riga: University of Latvia. Volume 8. ISSN 1691 9971. Indexed in EBSCO. (forthcoming in 2018)

      Oliveira, L., Tavares, C., Ribeiro, S., Sarmento, C., Zaura, E., Henkuzena, I., Rozina, G., Karapetjana, I. “Transversal Skills in Dentistry: Content and Language Integrated Learning Approach” in European Space Project on Smart Systems, Big Data, Future Internet - Towards Serving the Grand Societal Challenges. V. Kantere and B. Koch (eds.) ISBN: 978-989-758-207-3, N. DL: 417018/16 Publisher: SCITEPRESS indexed in Thomson Reuters, Inspec, DBLP, SciVerse and Scopus. (forthcoming in 2017)

      Karapetjana,I., Roziņa, G., Henkuzena, I., Zaura, E., Ribreiro, S., Sarmento, C. (2017) “Transversal Skills in the World of Work: Applied Linguistics’ Approach” in Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. Riga: University of Latvia. Volume 7. 87-105 pp., ISSN 1691 9971. Indexed in EBSCO

      Karapetjana, I. , Roziņa, G. (2016) “Rhetorical Structure of the Research Article in Dentistry” in Russian Linguistic Bulletin (Russia). Volume 3(7), 10-14, ISSN 2313-0288, indexed in ERIH PLUS, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCat, RADS, DOAJ, Google Scholar, RSCI. Roziņa, G. (2015). “Linguistic Politeness in Communication”. In: Sarmento, K. and Moreira, C. (eds.) Semioticas da Comunicacao Intercultural. Da Teoria as Practicas. Porto (Portugal): Edidoes Afrontamento

      Roziņa, G. (2015). “Social Interaction in Context of Multilingualism: From Theory to Practice”. Sustainable Multilingualism. Biannual Scientific Journal. Kaunas (Lithuania): Versus Aureus. Volume 6

      Roziņa, G. (2015). “Indirect Communication and Face saving Factor: From Theory to Practice”. Russian Linguistic Bulletin. Yekaterinburg (Russia): Komania POLIGRAFIST. Volume 1(1)

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. (2012) “The Language of Biomedicine: The Linguo-Pragmatic Perspective.” Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Krakow (Poland): Pedagogical University Press, Volume 117 (2).

      Roziņa, G. (2013). “The Language of Popculture- Linguo-pragmatic Perspective”. World Languages and Cultural Identity in the Modern World. Pskov (Russia): Pskov University Press

      Roziņa, G., Čerņevska, J. (2013). “Interpretation of Silence in Foreign LanguageClassroom: Pragmatic Perspective”. Language and Culture. The Scientific Research Series Collegium,Kiev (Ukraine): Bulago Volume 3/(165)

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I., (2013) “Interdiscourse Communication: The Linguistic Relativity Perspective”. Bulletin of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia" ("Vestnik RUDN"), Series ‘Linguistics’, No.4. Russia

      Roziņa, G. Zelgalve, E. (2012). “English for Banking: An Instrument for International Communication” Humanities and Social Sciences. Riga: University of Latvia Press. Volume 20 (1)

      Roziņa, G., Karapetjana, I. (2012) “The Language of Biomedicine: The Linguo-Pragmatic Perspective.” Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Krakow (Poland): Pedagogical University Press, Volume 117 (2).

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    Chitkara University

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    In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30 kilometers from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway.


    In 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. This multi-disciplinary campus today is teeming with students pursuing different professional degrees. The curriculum is delivered in spacious, amphitheatre-style classrooms fitted with modern information and communication technology equipment and in well-equipped, modern laboratories. Additionally, students are encouraged and provided with relevant facilities to participate in co-curricular through various clubs and societies on the campus.

    Chitkara College of Education for Women (CCEW) established in 2003 is approved by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Jaipur and duly recognized by the Punjab State Government. It is affiliated to Chitkara University, Punjab and is accredited ‘A’ Grade with a CGPA of 3.14 on four-point scale by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The college of Education will be soon introducing three new courses under college of Education i.e. M.Ed., 3 year Integrated B.Ed.- M.Ed. and 4 year Integrated B.A. B.Ed./ B.Sc. B.Ed.

    Our B.Ed program aims to provide a holistic educational experience to our student–teacher thereby making them 21 century ready teaching professionals. The 2Year B.Ed course aims at complete development of the student; particularly knowledge and skills, in individual care and also in the methods and evaluation designed to facilitate learning. Interactive processes i.e, group reflection and critical thinking are encouraged. The syllabus retains essence of student-teachers being active participants in learning process and prepares student-teachers to face the emerging challenges resulting out of globalisation and its consequences. The hundreds of graduates of this programme are quickly placed and today impart quality education to scores of students in predominantly north Indian region.

    The program has collaborated with leading schools across North India for Teaching Practice. The schools selected provide experiential learning to the student-teacher not only in teaching-learning their subject areas in the classroom, but also to gain insight and sensitivity into the holistic part played by teacher in sustaining and evolving school culture. For this, it is visualised that a longer duration field experience will be beneficial for the student-teachers.

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    Role of the Chitkara University in the project

    Chitkara College of Education for Women (CCEW) will play a pivotal role in the CLIL@India:


    • a) Ensure the sustainability of the in-house local branch of CLIL Centre: organize independent activities
    • b) Actively participate in the management of CLIL@India
    • c) Implement CLIL Academic module in Punjabi and Hindi
    • d) Include secondary schools in the pilot CLIL activities
    • e) Become CLIL experts and conduct CLIL intensive courses in Manipal
    • f) Actively promote CLIL@India in the region
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    Dr. Niyati Chitkara

    Principal, Chitkara International School
    Sector 25 (West) Chandigarh -160014
    Email – niyati@chitkara.edu.in

    Dr. Niyati Chitkara is the generation next educationist, who believes in developing a learning centered approach and a positive learning environment in which every student can experience success and challenges. She visions to create a sense of integrity; dignity and confidence amongst young learners so as they are ready to face life's challenges.

    Dr. Niyati Chitkara has completed her doctorate in school based assessment including the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation. She has written a book “Assessment Quotient– Efficient and Effective School Learning Paradigms for Generation Z and Generation Alpha Learners”, published under Germany’s renowned publishing house. Dr. Niyati is a certified IB Trainer for Primary Year Program, certified Inlingua Trainer; who headed Inlingua International School of Languages, Chandigarh in the past. British Council has certified her as a trainer for Business English Courses and Infosys also certified her as a trainer for its Campus Connect Program. CAER (Center for Assessment Evaluation and Research), Pearson, recognized & certified her for designing rubrics for assessments and multiple choice item writing.

    Dr. Niyati is instrumental in organizing a lot of Faculty & Management Development Programs for the school fraternity of Chandigarh, Panjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in association with Educational Leadership Centre, Chitkara University. Keeping in mind her leadership qualities and path breaking initiatives for the cause of education, the Academic Council of Science Olympiad Foundation bestowed her with “The Best District Principal for the year 2016-17. Her innovative and distinct approach in providing global platform for students made her a Bill Gates & Melinda Gates Scholar in TEDActive 2014 Conference in Canada.

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    Dr. Sangeeta Pant

    Dean - Chitkara College of Education
    Email – sangeeta.pant@chitkara.edu.in

    Dr. Sangeeta Pant is the driving force of Teacher Education Program at Chitkara University. She is responsible for bringing 21st century learner focussed Teacher Education program to the region. In her 26 years of experience in Education, Dr. Sangeeta has nurtured many Education Leaders, researchers and teachers who are placed in top positions of leading schools across the globe. She has delivered sessions and workshops for aspiring teachers and in-service teachers on Developing Reading and Writing Skills, Critical Issues for Tomorrow’s Teachers’ and Numeracy Skills at Primary level. Dr. Sangeeta is also the coordinator for Chitkara Centre for academic excellence. Under this she organizes orientation programmes for newly recruited faculty of Chitkara University Punjab and H.P to sharpen their teaching skills and introduce the work culture of Chitkara.

    Dr. Sangeeta has been actively involved in developing many effective strategies towards creating a Hindi language rich environment in educational institutions and society as a whole. She is the Editor of Hindi Section of Pratibimb magazine published by Chitkara University and a journal called Issues and Ideas in Education. She is a well known name in the region when it comes to writing enriching articles for Hindi Newspapers.

    Dr. Sangeeta is a member of many reputed organisations and offices working in the field of education ranging from State Institute of Education which works towards the development of Diploma in Elementary Education syllabus to the Linguistic department of Punjabi University, Patiala and External advisory committee of “Equal Opportunity Cell of Kumaun University, Nanital.

    Dr. Sangeeta is well known in the field of Education research. She is credited with writing and presenting more than 25 research papers in national and international journals. She was invited to present her paper on Developing Processes of making an Efficient Engineer at IEEE International Conference on MOOC, Innovation and Technology in Education in September 2013. She has also scripted many chapters of the books titled Internal Quality Assurance: Developing Processes for positive outcome and Preparing Better Teachers: A Doctrine on Micro Teaching. She is also credited with framing a Unit on Management of Human Recourses and Instructional Planning, Contemporary Aspects on Institutional Management for IGNOU, New Delhi.

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    Dr. Parul Sood

    Assistant Professor – Chitkara College of Education Email – parul.sood@chitkara.edu.in

    Dr. Parul Sood is a seasoned educationist, whose continuous research in the field of education has empowered the aspiring teachers with practical & apt tools to work with, keeping in mind the generation next learners. In her 14 years of experience, she has worked very closely with the industry. Her continuous research and strong industry connect has helped her in developing holistic teacher education programs for the Alpha generation.

    Dr. Parul has been instrumental in developing Mathematics and Bio Statistics curriculum of Optometry at Chitkara University and is a member of State Institute of Education, Chandigarh which is responsible for Curriculum Framework and Revision of in Elementary Education syllabus. Dr. Parul is also credited with publishing more than 15 research papers and authoring chapters on ‘Preparing Better Teachers: A doctrine on Micro Teaching’, ‘The Right to Education: Challenges Ahead’ and ‘Internal Quality Assurance: Developing Processes for Positive Outcomes’ by well known Indian Publishers. Dr. Parul is the driving force behind drafting and circulating the online newsletter titled ' Teachers' Excel Sheet for Excellence in teaching Pedagogies, Learning and Assessment' across the education fraternity.

    Dr. Parul has completed her doctorate in Effect of Video Assisted Instruction and Computer Based Concept Mapping on Achievement in Mathematics in Relation to Emotional Intelligence and Attitude towards Technology. She is the leading resource person in the region for teacher training sessions and workshops. She has imparted trainings on topics ranging from ‘Use of Educational Technology and latest Child Centered Methods for developing creativity and problem solving skills among students’, ‘Skill of Writing Instructional Objectives and Skill of Blackboard Writing’, ‘Promote Experiential Learning through different Strategies’, ‘Merging Blue Print and Rubrics in Teaching’, ‘Assessing one’s Teaching through Bloom’s Taxonomy’ to ‘Classroom activities & assignments to make teaching more effective’. Being an avid Yoga performer and Health & wellness promoter, Dr. Parul regularly conducts sessions on ‘Healthy Living through Yoga ‘in the region.  

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    Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

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    Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is supported by the Symbiosis Society, a Non- profit organization founded by Padmabhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar in the year 1971.SIU has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation council with an ‘A’ grade for the second consecutive time


    The university has a very noble vision to promote international understanding through quality education we aim to achieve this by providing for world class facilities for education and research and also encourage dissemination, advancement, and development and application of knowledge. Our Prime focus is to inculcate the spirit of’ Vasudhaiva Kuttumbakam’ (the world is one family) amongst its students. It endeavours to promote ethical and value based learning, inculcate cross cultural sensitization, global competencies and nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship. Thus produce thought leaders who are aware of their social responsibility.

    Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has:

    • • Seven disciplines like: Law, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Design, Media and Communication, Health and Bio medical Sciences, Engineering and Computer studies
    • • The SIU family extends over 1500 staff members.
    • • The University has its off-shore locations in Noida, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Nashik.
    • • For 2015-16 the university had 15568 students who were offered 81 courses across 29 constituent / departments of the university.
    • • SIU has academic collaborations with over 50 international universities/organizations.
    • • SIU has a truly international culture with students from 85 countries studying with us.
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    Role of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) in the project

    The teaching Learning Resource Centre and the Symbiosis Institute of Foreign and Indian Languages proposes to play a vital role in the areas related to:


    • Developing specific CLIL competences methodologies
    • Creating material (both conventional and technological) for CLIL activities in Marathi and Hindi languages
    • Implementing Pilot CLIL activities at associated school
    • Creation of CLIL Academic teaching modules, and vocational training for secondary school teachers
    • Be a centre which will offer the CLIL courses
    • Receiving the Training from Europen Partners,
    • Offer the CLIL methodology training programmes to identified group of teachers under the 'Train the trainer’ programme* across academia and NGO's. the Centre local branch at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) will ‘Training the Teachers’ who will be implementing the CLIL program through its Teaching Learning Resource Centre.
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    Prof. Sophia Gaikwad

    Sophia Gaikwad heads the Symbiosis Teaching and Learning Resource Centre (STLRC) at the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India. Dr. Gaikwad earned her Ph.D in the area of theory of Multiple Intelligence and has been in the field of Education Research for the past ten years. She has a Masters in English Literature and a Masters in Education. She is a qualified collegiate teacher at both the state-level (SET) and national-level (NET). She has authored two books on 'Teaching Methodology” and also has been a co-author for three other books. She has a couple of research papers to her credit. Teaching is her passion and she is extremely interested in research and innovation. She is a firm believer in the power of values, and the role of a teacher in transmitting them.

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    Pondicherry University (PU)

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    Pondicherry University (PU) established under an Act of Parliament in 1985 is housed in the 800-acre vibrant campus, with 15 Schools, 37 Departments, 10 Centres and 2 Chairs to offer 175 PG & Research Programmes.


    The quality living at the campus is based on the following unique features.

    • • 100% Wi-Fi enabled, Power Backup, Network connected Campus
    • • Over 400 top notch faculty, 6100+ students from across the country and abroad
    • • 89 Affiliated Colleges catering to 45000 Medical/ Engineering/ Education students.
    • • Library the Member of UGC INFONET.
    • • Advanced Laboratories with Instrumentation facilities
    • • Green Campus Commutation by free bicycles and battery operated cars

    The School of Education (SOE), PU will coordinate the intra-HEI activities of the CLIL@India working packages. There are potential Colleges of Education under the direct control of SOE, affiliated to PU. There is an active Directorate of School Education, Puducherry State Government with whom, the Coordinator - Dr. Mumtaz Begum will mediate and get the target achieved. SOE Faculty teach and train Graduates and PGs in CLIL successfully, which is a marathon responsibility shouldered by them. The Trainees can be placed as Language and Content Teachers in Schools, Colleges and University Departments of Education, while they incorporate the CLIL Policy. They might teach Mathematics, Social Studies, General Science, and Computer Science through Tamil- the predominant official language of the State – at the secondary school. For Eg:- Tamil teachers explain the lessons on Mathematics Genius Ramanujan, Physics Genius Sir C.V Raman, C++, the Computer Language, etc.

    CLIL is thus a Constructive Approach through which Indian regional languages are taught. In Pondicherry the Medium of Instruction in Government Institutions is Tamil. On a complementary basis, the content subjects and Tamil are mutually learnt. There is also a practice of teaching English through Tamil.

    The Centre for European Studies established in 2012 by the UGC under its Area Studies Programme, has research activities towards European Education, Economy Environment, Foreign Policy, etc. Its main objective is to create a hub of activities on European Studies. Erasmus Mundus Project -2012 is in progress through its Coordinator Prof. B Krishnamurthy, the Centre Head.

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    Role of the Pondicherry University in the project

    School of Education, PU established in 2007 has the following Programmes.


    • Master of Education.
    • Ph.D (Education)
    • P.G. Diploma in Teaching Skills
    • Diploma in Preschool Education

    There is a Centre for Adult and Continuing Education functioning under its aegis. These will be the target audience for the implementation of the Academic CLIL module.

    PU staff will participate to the CLIL Training Camps in Milan and Manipal. It will be an active player in the governance body of the project.

    Along with the Centre for European Studies, PU will conduct the QA activity for the adaptation of European-based CLIL methodology to the Indian context.

    PU will be an active player in the Open CLIL Intensive courses

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    Dr.Mumtaz Begum

    Coordinator - CLIL@India Project
    Associate Professor, School of Education, Pondicherry University

    Dr.Mumtaz Begum is a ‘United Kingdom - Commonwealth Academic Fellow (2013)’ deputed to Liverpool Johns Moore University, Liverpool by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). ‘Inclusive Education’ is her Research Theme and during her tenure at UK, she presented technical papers on various facets of ‘Inclusive Education’ at World Class Universities like Oxford University, Cambridge University, Chester University and London University. For her untiring services towards the cause of Special Needs Children, she has been bestowed with ‘Life Time Achievement Award’.

    She is also an Associate of the ‘University Grants Commission (UGC) – Inter University Consortium (IUC)’ and spent a whole month for consecutive three years (2012-2015) as a ‘Resident Researcher’ carrying out research on select disciplines including ‘Inclusive Education’ at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India. She was crowned with ‘Best Teacher Award’ twice for her Innovative ‘Teaching Methods’ and creative contribution to ‘Curriculum Development’.

    She stood ‘First in the M.Phil Examination’ of the Madras University and earned the ‘General Proficiency Award’ for the Best outgoing M.Ed. student. She has travelled widely on invitation to various parts of the Globe to present Key Note Address, for Chairing a Session or to render Special Lectures. Her abroad visits include Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, United Kingdom, Spain and other places.

    She has organised many International/National Seminars/Conferences/Workshops on Multiple Themes of topical importance which were all well attended and attracted the media attention as well. The Programme Materials of the Events were brought out as Research Publications by reputed publishers.

    Her research publications include discussions on wide range of topics like ‘Teacher Behaviour’, ‘Peace Education’, ‘Education Challenges’, ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’, ‘Inclusive Education’, ‘Vocational Education’ apart from other segments. Her papers were published in Journals/Magazines of repute. Her published presentation materials in various forums have drawn the attention of the researchers leading to further research in the specific discipline.