About Us


The Indus Foundation is a registered non-profit trust (No. 236/10) under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of higher education in India. The Foundation is well established internationally for over 20 years. An important mission of the Foundation is to galvanize high-impact collaborations between reputable foreign universities and their Indian counterparts. The Foundation is committed to assisting Indian students to study in good colleges and universities in India and other countries. The motto of the Foundation is: Educational Excellence Without Borders.

The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of skill development, startups and entrepreneurship in India. The Foundation assists institutions including Industrial training institutes, polytechnics, community colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, corporate trainers and skill providers in recruiting students and career aspirants. Its staff are in a unique position to offer current and relevant advice to students and career aspirants on the one hand and to the institutions on the other.


No region on earth is growing faster or expanding its role in international affairs more quickly than the Asian community of nations. And the Indian sub-continent, with its glorious Indus Valley Civilization, is now once again emerging as one of the most important countries of the World. The Indian sub-continent is home to more than 1.25 billion people, nearly one sixth of the World's population. The Indus Foundation is an organization dedicated to empowering the students of India for accessing the best educational and career opportunities in the world.


  Provide a global platform where youth, educators, industry & governments can meet and develop together.
  Provide access to an international knowledge base where ideas and best practices are exchanged.
  Impact the national, regional, and global education agendas and resource distribution.
  Create an increased understanding for how important skills training is for economic development.
  Stimulate invigorating deliberation on policy framework for education and skill development.
  Showcasing global and national innovations, best practices and lessons learnt.
  Provide platform for national and international collaborations and partnerships.
  Provide platform for networking and interactions between leaders from academia, industry and government.
  Create awareness of latest skills training in various sectors.
  Encourage employment generation through education and skills training.
  Highlight self-employment opportunities.
  Act as a knowledge platform for future generation.
  Bring out new innovative ways of education and training.
  Create entrepreneurship.



It is well known that skill and knowledge are the fulcrums to a nation’s development and economic augmentation. In today’s global scenario, countries boasting of higher and better levels of skills are understood to adjust more efficiently to the opportunities and challenges in the work field and thus deliver results.

Business and industry in India is facing shortage of skilled people. This shortage directly affects their productivity and growth. The primary challenge faced by business and industry in India is a shortage of 76% of technical and skilled manpower. As per estimates, only 4% of population of India is skilled compared to 68% in the UK, 75% in Germany, 58% in the USA, 80% in Japan and an enviable 96% in South Korea.

It has been estimated that 75% of fresh graduates from the education system of India are not readily employable. There is thus a huge opportunity and a challenge in building the required infrastructure for overcoming the shortage of skilled manpower.

The Indus Foundation aims to take a deeper look at the present skill ecosystem, map it against the future trends, identify future jobs & skill requirements and propose a way to re-engineer the skill ecosystem. The Summit & Expo will examine collaboration between universities and industries for skills development; the generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology transfer); and the promotion of entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs).

Startups have become a clear focus not only from the Government "StartUp India" but with every major university now building an innovation lab and a startup cell including courses on Startups and Entrepreneurship. Startups have become important and interesting career options for students with a focus on "Job Creators vs Job Seekers". Frugal innovation is also in this mix for building the Startups and Entrepreneurship in India.


Educational collaborations promote universal and equitable access to education, and develop in students the knowledge, confidence, and requisite skills to become lifelong learners and economic competitors in a dynamic global marketplace. Today, success is determined by access to knowledge. It is no longer an option, it is a mandate for survival. An important mission of the Foundation is to galvanize high-impact educational collaborations between educational entities in India on the one hand and those in Foreign Countries on the other. The Foundation acts as an internationally recognized support system for 21st Century education for bridging the education divide.

Indian educational system has been in transition in the recent past. India has the world’s second largest post-secondary student population of over 12.8 million. It is expected that this number will double over the next 12 to 15 years. Further, Indian economy is transforming into an international powerhouse requiring India to have the best possible educational opportunities for its citizens. Faced with a growing demand for post secondary education and limited resources, India is looking to the private sector and foreign universities to bridge this expected shortage. India is a member of the WTO and has now become a signatory to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), thereby enabling high quality educational services to be offered in India from around the world.

The Indus Foundation recognizes that collaborative research programs, graduate and post-graduate programs, twinning programs, certificate programs, faculty exchange programs, study in India programs, and partnership programs between Indian institutions and Foreign Universities are extremely useful in meeting the rapidly growing Indian educational needs. These programs contribute to the goal of preparing students to compete in the global economy.

The Foundation has staff with expertise in the Indian and Foreign educational systems. Over the years, the staff has developed extensive contacts with a wide array of accredited Foreign universities.


With the liberalization of the economy in the Indian sub-continent and growing affluence of the large middle class, study in foreign countries is no longer just a dream for many students from the sub-continent. It is indeed a very viable option. Students from the sub-continent are interested in foreign universities to pursue their higher education goals and tap the international career opportunities. The Indus Foundation guarantees admission in foreign universities for all students from the Indian sub-continent, provided they meet the minimum admission criteria of the foreign universities.

The Indus Foundation is an organization of professionals working as authorized representatives and promoters of foreign universities in the Indian sub-continent. The Foundation offers a comprehensive package of services to take care of all processing and application needs of Indian students for study in foreign countries. Its services are directed towards assessing and matching students with the philosophy, requirements, academic offerings and resources of foreign universities. The Foundation assists the students through the entire application process from the identification of the programs of study to the actual enrollment. These services are guaranteed to result in admission of students from the Indian sub-continent in good accredited foreign universities. Students are given a wide range of options to study in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Ireland, Malaysia, or any other country.

Good quality education is always in great demand. In today's competitive world, entrance tests such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS play a very important role. Admission into a large number of good foreign universities is based on tests in which thousands of students compete with each other. Students have to appear for one or more of these tests and do well for assured admission (with financial assistance) into a good university. Students look for good training institutes through which they can prepare for various entrance tests. The Indus Foundation, with its vast experience and latest training materials, is best suited to train students to do well in the entrance tests and fulfill their aspirations of studying abroad.

The Foundation strongly believes in providing honest, up-to-date and accurate information with friendly and courteous service. It is an organization where students can go for counseling and information. Information dissemination and personal counseling are made available to students from all over the Indian sub-continent. Foundation’s are ideally equipped to assist students to go through the maze of admission processes of foreign universities.

Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.) Chairman

Mr. C. D. Arha, 75, is the Chairman of the Indus Foundation. He joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1968. He served the Government of India and the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in various top level positions. Mr. Arha was Secretary in the Ministry of Coal & Mines, Government of India. He worked with FAO of the United Nations, Rome. Mr. Arha also served as Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission, Andhra Pradesh. He worked with distinction as Chairman of several large Indian public sector enterprises, namely, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, and Coal India Ltd. Mr. Arha is presently serving as Director of Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd, Emami Cements Ltd, Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd, and ACB (India) Ltd. He holds an M.A. (History) and Diploma in Management & Administration of Rural Development (University of Birmingham, UK).

Mr. S.B.Anumolu, President

Mr. S.B.Anumolu, 73, is the President of the Indus Foundation, New Jersey, USA, which was founded in 1995. He obtained his Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). He joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1969 and was trained at Mussorie and Mt. Abu in India. He worked for 18 years in various senior level positions including that of Deputy Inspector General of Police before leaving Government service. He received letters of commendation from the Government for the good work done. He worked as Managing Director of an industry for six years and later as Managing Director of a management consulting company for six years and led several business delegations to the USA, Canada, Japan, the UAE, and other Gulf countries. His vision involves promotion of Excellence in the fields of Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Skill Development, Startups and Entrepreneurship in India on par with that of the developed countries.

Earlier Summits & Expos

The Indus Foundation has been privileged to organize nine Education Summits & Expos since 2009 in India. The objective of the events has been to bring about academic collaborations between Indian institutions and foreign universities, apart from recruiting of students for study abroad or in India. By all accounts, the Summits & Expos have been considered to be highly successful. The events have been attended by vice-chancellors, provosts, deans, faculty, and recruitment officers of foreign and Indian institutions. Students have attended the events in their thousands.
  6 October University, Australia
  Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
  Academic Center of Law & Business, Israel
  Academy 3, Australia
  Academy of Art University, USA
  ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), UK
  ACT Inc., USA
  Alabama State University, USA
  Al-Iraqia University, Iraq
  American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education, USA
  American Intercontiental University, UK
  American University of Sharjah, UAE
  American University in the Emirates, UAE
  Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands
  Anton De Kom University, Suriname
  Arkansas Tech University, USA
  Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC), USA
  Aston University, UK
  Azerbaijan University of Tarbiat Moalem, Iran
  Bakht Alruda University, Sudan
  Bangkok University, Thailand
  Bangor University, UK
  Barnard College, Columbia University, USA
  Bayero University, Nigeria
  Baylor University, USA
  Bellarmine University, USA
  Bilkent University, Turkey
  Binary University, Malaysia
  Binus University, Indonesia
  Bowling Green State University, USA
  British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
  California Institute of Integral Srudies, USA
  California State University, San Bernardino, USA
  California State University, San Marcos, USA
  California University of Pennsylvania, USA
  Cape Breton University, Canada
  Carleton University, Canada
  Carnegie Mellon University, Australia
  Case Western Reserve University, USA
  Central Michigan University, USA
  Centre for Languages and Intercultural Education, Spain
  CESESB, Brazil
  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  Champlain College, USA
  Charles Darwin University, Australia
  Cherkasy State Technological University, Ukraine
  Clarkson University, New York
  Clayton State University, USA
  College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA
  Colorado Heights University, USA
  Colorado State University, USA
  Coleman University, USA
  Comrat State University, Moldova
  Concord University, USA
  Concordia University , Canada
  Cottey College, USA
  CPH Educational Consulting Co, USA
  CQUniversity, Australia
  Cultural Vistas, USA
  Curtin University, Australia
  Duke University, USA
  D'Youville College, USA
  DigiPen Institute of Technology, Singapore
  Drexel University, USA
  Eastern University, USA
  Eastern Washington University, USA
  Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  Edith Cowan University, Australia
  Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  Education Path Finder, USA
  Emory University Laney Graduate School, USA
  Emporia State University, USA
  Enforex-Edu, Spain
  ESIGELEC College of Engineering, France
  Evolvence Capital, UAE
  Excelsior College, USA
  Faemingdale State College, SUNY, USA
  Fateb - College of Telêmaco Borba, Brazil
  Fayetteville State University, USA
  Ferris State University, USA
  Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, USA
  Florida International University, USA
  Florida State University, USA
  Fresno Pacific University, USA
  Full Sail University, USA
  Galilee International Management Institute, Israel
  Golden Gate University, USA
  Governors State University, USA
  Green Heart Medical University, Guyana
  Handong American University, South Korea
  Harrison College, USA
  Head Foundation, Singapore
  HES International Business School, Netherlands
  HOF University, Germany
  Hofstra University, USA
  Houghton College, USA
  Idaho State University, USA
  Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA
  Institute of Management Technology, UAE
  Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, Canada
  Inter American University of Puerto Rico, USA
  Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  International Business Performance LLC, USA
  International Conservation Caucus Foundation, USA
  International Test of English Proficiency, USA
  Iowa State University, USA
  Iringa University College, Tumaini University, Tanzania
  IUBAT, Bangladesh
  JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  Japan Science and Technology Agency, New Delhi
  John Carroll University, USA
  Judson University, USA
  Junior and Teen Camp, Switzerland
  Kansas City Art Institute, USA
  Kansas State University, USA
  Keele University, UK
  Kent State University, USA
  King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
  King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  Libyan Authority for Reaearch and S & T, Libya
  Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  Long Island University, USA
  Longwood University, Virginia
  Louisiana State University, USA
  Lyndon State College, USA
  Macquarie University, Australia
  Magna Carta College, UK
  McMaster University, Canada
  McNally Smith College of Music, USA
  Medical University-Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
  Mevlana University, Turkey
  Mexican Association for International Education, Mexico
  Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
  Ministry of Higher Education, Libya
  Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Nigeria
  Monmouth University, USA
  Monroe College, USA
  Montana State University Billings, USA
  Montclair State University, USA
  Mount Royal University, Canada
  Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
  Nashville Film Institute, USA
  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  National Aviation University, Ukraine
  National Open and Distance University (UNAD), Colombia
  Nebrija University, Spain
  New Mexico Military Institute, USA
  New Mexico State University, USA
  New York Institute of Technology, USA
  Ningbo University, China
  North Carolina A&T State University, USA
  Northern Arizona University, USA
  Northern Illinois University, USA
  Northern Michigan University, USA
  Northwest College, USA
  North-West University, Vaal Triangle, South Africa
  Northwestern College and Media, USA
  Notre Dame of Maryland University, USA
  Nottingham University Business School, UK
  Oakland University, USA
  Open University, Libya
  Oral Roberts University, USA
  Orange Coast College, USA
  Oregon State University, USA
  Our Lady of the Lake College, USA
  Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, USA
  Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Zealand
  Pantheon Institute, Italy
  Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Thailand
  Pittsburg State University, USA
  Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA
  Pontifica Univeridad Javeniana Cali, Colombia
  Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  Pozna? University of Economics, Poland
  Purdue University, USA
  Queen's University, Canada
  Queens College, USA
  Rajiv Gandhi University of Science and Technology, Guyana
  Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA
  Regenesys Business School, South Africa
  Roosevelt University, USA
  Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA
  Rush University College of Nursing, USA
  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  Sacred Heart University, USA
  Saint Louis University, USA
  Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, USA
  SAIT Polytechnic, Canada
  Salem International University, USA
  Sam Houston State University, USA
  San Hose State University, USA
  Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, USA
  Siauliai University, Lithuania
  Singapore Management University, Singapore
  SIT Graduate Institute, USA
  Skolkovo Inst. of Science & Tech., Russia
  South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
  Southern Arkansas University, USA
  Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, USA
  Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA
  Southern Oregon University, USA
  Southern States University, USA
  Southern University and A&M College, USA
  St. John's University, USA
  State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Moldova
  Stella Maris Polytechnic, Liberia
  Stenden University, Netherlands
  Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  Suffolk University, USA
  Sultan Agung Islamic University, Indonesia
  Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine
  Swansea University, UK
  Tallinn University, Estonia
  TCS Education System, USA
  Tel Aviv University, Israel
  Temple University, USA
  Tennessee State University, USA
  Texas Christian University, USA
  Texas Tech University, USA
  The Association of Business Practitioners, UK
  The College Board, USA
  The Kingdom University, Bahrain
  The Mahatma Gandhi University of Guinea, Guinea
  The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia
  The University of Findlay, USA
  The University of Georgia, Georgia (Europe)
  The University of Montana, USA
  The University of New England, Australia
  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  The University of Tokyo, Japan
  The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  Thiel College, USA
  Tianjin University, China
  Tilburg University, Netherlands
  Trinity Western University, Canada
  Tufts University, USA
  Tung Wah College, Hong Kong
  Twin Island University, Guyana
  U3 Ventures, USA
  UNAD Florida, USA
  University of Business and International Studies, Switzerland
  Universidad Europea De Madrid, Spain
  Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia
  Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
  Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
  Universite Catholique De Lille, France
  Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
  University College Cork, Ireland
  University College of Plymouth St. Mark & St.John, UK
  University for Peace, Costa Rica
  University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  University of Alaska, USA
  University of Applied Management, Germany
  University of Arkansas, USA
  University of Baltimore, USA
  University of Bridgeport, USA
  University of California, Berkeley, USA
  University of California, San Diego, USA
  University of Cape Town, South Africa
  University of Central Arkansas, USA
  University of Debrecen, Hungary
  University of Edinburgh, UK
  University of Gdansk, Poland
  University of Guelph, Canada
  University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  University of Hawaii, USA
  University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
  University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  University of Kentucky, USA
  University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
  University of Lagos, Nigeria
  University of Manitoba, Canada
  University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
  University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  University of Michigan, USA
  University of Minnesota, Morris, USA
  University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia
  University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA
  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  University of North Texas, USA
  University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
  University of Northern Philippines, Philippines
  University of Nottingham, UK
  University of Oregon, USA
  University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
  University of Pittsburgh, USA
  University of Quebec, Canada
  University of Regina, Canada
  University of Rochester, USA
  University Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
  University of Saint Joseph, China
  University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  University of Science & Technology Chittagong, Bangladesh
  University of Southern California, USA
  University of St Andrews, UK
  University of the East, Philippines
  University of the Incarnate Word, USA
  University of the South Pacific, Fiji
  University of Texas at Tyler, USA
  University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
  University of the Virgin Islands, USA
  University of Tokyo (India Office), New Delhi
  University of Toronto, Canada
  University of Trento, Italy
  University of Utah, USA
  University of Uyo, Nigeria
  University of Virginia, USA
  University of Western Australia, Australia
  University of Wisconsin, Stout, USA
  University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, USA
  University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
  University of Wyoming, USA
  USA Community College Consortium, USA
  Utahn Valley University, USA
  Versan Educational Services, WI
  Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  Youngstown State University, USA
  Waldorf College, USA
  Wallace Community College, USA
  Wayne County Community College District, USA
  West Texas A&M University, USA
  West Virginia University, USA
  Western University of Health Sciences
  Widener University School of Law, USA
  Wilmington University, USA
  Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  Wright State University, USA
  WVU Institute of Technology, USA
  Xavier University of Louisiana, USA
  Xavier University School of Medicine, USA
  Yalova University, Turkey
  Yangzhou University, China

A Few Earlier Keynote Speakers

  • Shri E.S.L.Narasimhan Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Hyderabad

  • Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki Governor of Haryana, Chandigarh

  • Dr. Senayangba Chubatoshi Jamir Governor of Odisha, Bhubaneswar

  • Dr. K Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd.) Chairman – Court of Governors, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

  • Ms Michiko Enomoto Head, Asia Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific, New Delhi

  • Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Former Director, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

  • Dr. Sam Pitroda Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Government of India, New Delhi

  • Prof. D. Balasubramanian Director of Research, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

  • Dr. P. V. Appaji Director General, Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India, Hyderabad

  • Dr. Robert Wah Former President, American Medical Association, Chicago, USA

  • Shri Jayant Krishna Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi

  • Smt. D. Purandeswari Former Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi

  • Dr. M. R. Rao Former Dean Emeritus and Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

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