Jagran Lakecity University is a participating University in ERASMUS+ programme under the Tuning India Project, funded by the European Commission. ERASMUS (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for Mobility of University Students) programme is a student exchange programme established in 1987 in the name of Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536) of Rotterdam, one of Europe’s greatest thinkers and most influential scholars who defined the Humanistic Movement in Northern Europe. The programme involves 28 European Union partner countries and 24 non-EU participating countries, India being one of them. Tuning India Project is a three-year project (2017-2020) and involves 15 Universities of India, 4 European universities from Spain, Belgium, Netherlands & Ireland along with an NGO ‘Education for an Interdependent World’, operating from Rome. The Tuning India Project aims to synchronize the curricula in the fields of Medicine, ICT, Law and Teacher Education offered in India with curricula of global Universities by defining the expected competencies and the evidence that reflect defined learning outcomes. Such curricula need to be implemented with creative activities for training.
Prof. R. Nesamoorthy, Registrar, Jagran Lakecity University, Prof. Yogendra Shrivastava, Director, JLU School of Law and Dr Yasmin Ghani Khan, Director, JLU School of Education represents Jagran Lakecity University in the field of ICT, Law & Teacher Education. They attended the first general meeting of the project in May 2018 where the general and specific competencies expected in professionals graduating from Indian universities were defined; thereafter a survey was conducted to ascertain the ranking and rating of the competencies by students, graduates, academics and employers. Based on the survey results each subject group had to develop competency clubbed meta-profiles of professionals in the specified areas during the second general meeting held in Tuning Academy, Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain on 19-23 November 2018.
It is worth mentioning that Jagran lakecity University is the only University from Central India in this project, participating in 3 academic disciplines viz. Law, ICT and Teacher education. Prof. R. Nesamoorthy and Dr Yasmin Ghani Khan are the coordinators for the ICT and Teacher Education groups i.e. 2 out of 4 academic areas of Tuning India Project. JLU School of Science & Technology and JLU School of Education has been identified as implementing institutions for the pilot programme in the area of ICT and Teacher Education.