Opportunities for bilateral cooperation in Education sector
scholarship offers 900 slots per year for the African students in under
graduate, post graduate and doctoral degrees. The scholarship is generally announced in the
month of December for the next academic year. The slots available for the accredited countries
are as follows:
A2A Portal (),
inter-ilea, provides information about the scholarships scheme, list of
universities, how to fill up the applications, guidelines before filling up the
form, financial terms of ICCR, physical fitness certificate, information about
various participating universities and also information about Indian cities
where universities are located.
eligibility criteria, the applicants should follow the criteria as laid down by
various universities for each course and ensure that they submit all relevant
documentation, in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the
application form (copies of all mark sheets, certified copies of translation of
documents which are not in English, Certificate of Physical Fitness and Copy of
applicant should be between the age of 18 to 30 years
for all other course except for Ph D courses for
which the age limit is 45 years.
medium of instructions in the Indians universities is English. The
candidates will have to undergo an English language test.
candidates would be intimated in due course and their logistics including air
tickets and visa would be given at Embassy of India in Dakar. Further details may be seen at:
Government of India, under the Third India-Africa Summit commitments, announced
15,000 scholarships for students and professionals in Africa to pursue courses
offered by premier Indian institutions in emerging areas. The initiative,
announced as the e-VidyaBharti network project, will
span over the next five years and offer certifications, diplomas, undergraduate,
and postgraduate degree courses.
public and private universities offer short-term, undergraduate and
postgraduate courses on the iLearn portal. Under the
project, scholarships cover the tuition fees of eligible students to study at
the Indian university for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Similarly,
for short-term courses, the examination fee to obtain a certificate of
completion is waived for eligible students. Learning centers will be set up in
partner countries, to enable the facilitation of academic learning and to
conduct examinations locally.
student must register on the iLearn portal and enroll
in the short-term, certificate, or MOOC (massive open online course) of their
choice. The certificate will only be issued when the student appears for the
examination in the country of their nationality. It is the responsibility of
the student to apply for exemption of the examination fee. Further details may
be seen at
is the flagship programme of the Indian Government's
capacity building effort, not only because of its magnitude and wide
geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation.
The ITEC Programme is essentially bilateral in
nature. The ITEC Programme, fully funded by the
Government of India, has evolved and grown over the years.
or capacity building is one of the major activities under ITEC. The
professionals and people from developing countries are offered unique training
courses, both civilian and defence, in different centres of excellence in India which empower them with not
just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized
Civilian Training Programme: For Civilian Training Programme, around 12000 scholarships are being offered to
ITEC partner countries to attend the various training courses in India. The
premiere institutions of India offers more than 300 short-term, medium-term and
long-term courses during the year. The training programme
is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to developing countries
for their working professionals. The wide and diverse spectrum of skills and
disciplines offered ranges from IT to rural development, parliamentary
practices to entrepreneurship, marine to aeronautical engineering and so
on. An encouraging trend of senior level
participants from within and outside Government joining ITEC courses has been
noticed which indicates the efficacy of the courses for capacity building,
empowerment and upgrading of skills. At the specific request of partner
countries, special courses on specific topics are also organized under the
(b) Defence Training: This covers training of personnel
belonging to all the three wings of Defence Services,
viz., Army, Air Force and Navy nominated by the ITEC partner countries in
prestigious institutions like National Defence
College, Defence Services Staff College, etc. The
facility is also extended and availed of by some select developed countries on
self-financing basis. The training field covers Security and Strategic Studies,
Defence Management, Marine and Aeronautical
Engineering, Logistics and Management, etc.
experts are deputed to friendly countries on their request to assist in
developmental activities. The experts study the problems and suggest solutions
without disturbing the local socio-economic and cultural environment. Some of
the fields covered in recent years have been creative arts, pest management,
military training, IT, audit, medicine, English teaching, telecommunications,
agricultural research, etc. Indian experiences and expertise in the fields of
small and medium scale industries, agriculture and financial management have
been found to be particularly relevant to the developing countries.
e-ITEC is a
modality of ITEC programme wherein training is
imparted in partner countries by Indian Institutes online in real time. Under
e-ITEC, the classrooms are shifted to our partner countries and tailor made
courses are delivered by Indian faculties online/ through video conferencing.
The facilities in the classroom required are desired internet bandwidth,
telecommunication links and a focal person to coordinate. The partner countries approach our missions
with a proposal for training under above modalities including details regarding
desired area of training , minimum number of
participants and classroom facilities etc. The nominated participants by the
partner countries apply through ITEC portal and physically join in classes on
the given date and time.
Executive is an exclusive programme for
senior level functionary of partner countries which covers trainings,
workshops, study/ exposure visits etc. Visit of a delegation from partner
country to develop an understanding of existing practices/system in India are
covered under ITEC-Executive. For this module, the partner countries submit
their proposal through our missions and the ITEC-Executive programme
is anchored by a premier institute of India.
details on Embassy’s webisite:
India's system of higher education is the third largest in the world. Details may be seen at:
has two separate ministries to deal with the education - The Ministry of
National Education and a Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
higher education in Senegal is organized according to the LMD (Bachelor,
Master, Doctorate). Its main objective is, according
to the Directorate General for Higher Education, to allow higher education
establishments to innovate by organizing new training courses and to place the
students at the center of their training. Another target is to harmonize
degrees for better international mobility. Bachelor is referred to 3 years
course completed in the university after schooling. In practice, this reform above all makes it
possible to facilitate student mobility by providing a certain number of
credits for each course. Thus, obtaining
a university degree is done by the validation of these credits (in general: 180
credits for the Bachelor, 300 for the Master and 480 for the Doctorate) and no
longer by the methods known as traditionally used in most faculties of
universities in Senegal (average of cumulative marks). At each of these levels, private education
intervenes with an increasing qualitative and quantitative impact even if
public education remains the dominant player in the education sector in
Senegal. The Higher Education has also an important body named ANAQ-SUP
(National Authority for Quality Insurance in Higher Education) that is
responsible for the supervision, assessment of trainings in Public or Private
Universities as well as Business Schools.
Gambia is an English speaking country.
Prior to 1999, The Gambia had no university. The students intending for higher education
were compelled to go overseas with very few returning back to Gambia. As a result of this shortfall, the University
of The Gambia was established in 1999 to train and retain skills in the
country. Since 2005 the institution has
been assisted by the Norwegian Education Trust Fund to put together a plan of
action to identify possible areas of expansion to meet the needs of the labour force.
the higher education plan, the University of The Gambia establishes
relationships with other tertiary institutions in the country to strengthen its
infrastructure and develop the nucleus for an enduring and sustainable higher
Gambia is also aiming to integrate and consolidate higher education
institutions and structures, in an effort to use available resources more
efficiently and effectively and to develop a robust sector that is more
responsive to student and labour market needs.
government of the Gambia and institutions also organisea
- in partnership with international higher education institutions - training programmes to provide staff development and operational
assistance, and to strengthen higher education governance structures, policy
formulation, strategic planning, and administrative and management systems.
main challenges for higher education in The Gambia are largely to do with the
lack of home-grown scientists as well as limited options for Gambian scientists
to find work in local learning institutions, which forces them to either leave
the country or not return home after carrying out PhD studies abroad.
Bissau is a Portuguese speaking country and having limited options of higher
education in the country. After
schooling, the country has limited option of 5 Colleges offering Graduation
courses. There are no university
offering post graduate degrees, for which they go to Senegal, Morocco, Algeria,
and some of them to France. Some
students also opt for Cuba, Brazil and Venezuela.
1982, with the need to solve the lack of technical staff in public and private
administration, the Administrative Training Center (CENFA) was created through the
Technical and Professional Training Institute (INAFOR). Currently, by
government decision, it has been replaced by the National School of
Administration (ENA), offering technical and higher courses in Accounting and
Administration. In 1986, through cooperation with Cuba, the Faculty of Medicine
was opened, with the objective of providing the country with public health
staff. However, because of its financial decadence it was integrated in 2004 to
the Amilcar Cabral University. Also in 1986, the
National School of Physical Education and Sports (ENEFD) was created to train
physical education and sports teachers.
In 1990, through Portuguese cooperation, the Bissau Faculty of Law (FDB)
was opened, offering a law degree course. It is recalled that, in 1979, the
government created the Law School that offered a technical course in the legal
areas that later gave rise to the FDB, in 1990.
In 2003, the first public university in the country was opened, the Amilcar Cabral University, (UAC). In 2007, however, the government,
alleging the impossibility of sustaining this university, signed a contract of
assignment to the Lusophone University of Portugal, thus creating the Lusophone
University of Guinea (ULG). It offers the following courses: Economics,
Business Administration and Management, Sociology, Organizational Communication
and Journalism, Pedagogy and Educational Sciences, Computer Engineering,
Architecture, Nursing and Medical Sciences. Also, in 2003, the first private
university in the country was created by a group of Guinean intellectuals,
Colinas de Boé University, (UCB), which gives the
following courses: Public Administration and Family Economics, Management and
Accounting, Communication Social and Marketing, Computer Engineer, Engineer in
Civil Construction and Electronic Engineer.
2007, the Catholic University of Africa was opened Western (UCAO) offering a
course in Administration at the capital Bissau. In 2008, the Bissau Higher
Institute of Management (ISGB) was created, offering courses in Management,
Tourism, Accounting, Economics and Commerce. One year later, in 2009, there was
the creation of Sup Management (higher education institution in Bissau), which
offers courses in Management and Informatics. In 2010, the Jean Piaget
University was created, which is offering courses in Health and Environmental
Sciences, Technologies, Political Science, Education and Behavior, as well as a
unit of Economic and Business Science. Therefore, from the creation of
university institutions in the country, it can be inferred that the number of
training institutions has grown, both public and private. It is noted that
Guinea-Bissau started the implementation of higher education late, either
because of its late independence in 1974, or because the colonizing country
never showed interest in offering education beyond the basic level.
the data mentioned, it can be affirmed that the country has, until the year
2013, 15 institutions among those of technical and higher education.
country provides access to higher education in order to avoid the burden of
public funding. Cabo Verde has the tools to manage the expansion of enrollment
in the universities of a prudent manner. These important policy tools are: (i) the scholarship programs of study that support more than
half of all higher education students, and (ii) the access to higher education
administered at Uni-CV. Cabo Verde has an impressive
range of resources to ensure equality of access to higher education for
financially disadvantaged students. Almost one in two higher education students
receives financial aid from public or private source.
professionals on the Cabo Verde Islands are college graduates with degrees from
American and European universities. The local ones are the Jean Piaget
University of Cape Verde (shown here) and the University of Cape Verde. There are also several Institutes for
engineering and maritime technology, and also nursing and teaching training.