Knowledge Partners

  • Acharya N. G. Ranga
    Agricultural University

  • Administrative Staff
    College of India

  • Aerospace & Aviation Sector
    Skill Council

  • Alliance Française Hyderabad

  • APEX Hi-Tech Institute Bangalore

  • Apparel, Made-Ups and Home
    Furnishing Sector Skill Council
    New Delhi

  • Beauty & Wellness
    Sector Skill Council

  • Capital Goods Sector
    Skill Council
    New Delhi

  • Construction Skill Development
    Council of India
    New Delhi

  • CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

  • CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Nagpur

  • Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences
    & Research University
    New Delhi

  • Electronics Sector Skills
    Council of India
    New Delhi

  • Govt. of Telangana Hyderabad

  • Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd. Ranchi

  • Indian Iron and Steel Sector
    Skill Council

  • Infrastructure Equipment
    Skill Council


  • Life Science Sector Skill
    Development Council
    New Delhi

  • Logistics Sector Skill Council Chennai

  • Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council New Delhi

  • Media & Entertainment Skills Council New Delhi

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation New Delhi

  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry New Delhi

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology New Delhi

  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology New Delhi

  • Ministry of Skill Development
    and Entrepreneurship
    New Delhi

  • Ministry of Tourism New Delhi

  • Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary
    Science University

  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) New Delhi

  • Rail India Technical and
    Economic Service Ltd.

  • Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods
    Development Corporation

  • Rubber Skill Development Council New Delhi

  • Skill Council for Green Jobs New Delhi

  • Swami Ramanand Teerth
    Marathwada University
    Nanded, Maharashtra

  • Textile Sector Skill Council New Delhi

  • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) India

  • United Nations Development Programme New Delhi

  • Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

At A Glance

INDO-GLOBAL SKILLS SUMMIT & EXPO 2017 on skills, startups and entrepreneurship will be held at Mumbai (July 17), Hyderabad (July 19), Chennai (July 22), Bangalore (July 24), Kolkata (July 26) and New Delhi (July 28).

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.

In India, the working age population is far in excess of that is dependent on them. A positive marker of the development of the economy of the country, this demographic situation can be a potential source of significant economic strength. But this is possible provided the skills of the population are enhanced and continuously upgraded.

Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills to get the job done is critical in today’s workplace. Today’s knowledge-based economy is increasing the demands on workers skill levels. A skilled workforce is often the key to a company’s growth and stability, and it could be the determining factor in the success of the business.

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 Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 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.

An important feature of the Summit & Expo 2017 would be presentation of Awards for excellence to honor and recognize individuals, institutions and organizations in private sector, public sector, NGOs, Government departments, etc who have demonstrated their commitment to the advancement of skills, startups and entrepreneurship.

Simultaneously, the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 on academic collaborations and student recruitment will be held at the same venues in the above cities. Both of the events are expected to have mutually reinforcing and synergistic effect, as they are both targeted at students and youth.

Curtain Raiser Functions

As a curtain raiser for the forthcoming Indo-Global Summit & Expo 2017, a CEO Networking Dinner was held at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road, Khairatabad, Hyderabad on Friday, April 21, 2017. Another curtain raiser with a CEO Networking Dinner was held at the India International Centre, Max Mueller Road, New Delhi on May 4, 2017. Both of the curtain raiser functions had large gatherings of distinguished CEOs of education, business, industry, NGO and government sectors. There were audio-visual presentations about the Summit & Expo 2017 followed by brief presentations by eminent experts about the importance and relevance of education, skills, start-ups and entrepreneurship as the fulcrums to India's development and economic augmentation. The curtain raiser functions enabled informal exchange of plans and ideas between CEOs of various sectors including the government. CEOs had the opportunity to interact with eminent experts, apart from other top level CEOs. A few sound bites of the experts at these curtain raiser functions are given below.

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  Most comprehensive Skills Summit & Expo ever held in India
  Biggest networking event for leaders in education, business and industry
  Convergence of who is who of the business, industry and NGO sectors
  Major sessions on academic collaborations with Indian institutions
  Important sessions on skill development and academe-industry collaboration
  Exploration of opportunities for startups and entrepreneurship
  Recruitment sessions involving one-on-one meetings with students
  Attendance of several thousand students interested in skills & careers
  Expo on skill development programs, startups and entrepreneurship
  Awards for skill development to individuals, institutions, business, industry, and NGOs
  Extensive media (print & electronic) coverage for the Summit & Expo
  Special spouses program of sight-seeing in the cities of India

Salient Features

  A global platform where youth, educators, industry & governments can meet and develop skills 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.
  Invigorating deliberation on policy framework for skill development
  Showcasing global and national innovations, best practices and lessons learnt
  Platform for national and international collaborations and partnerships
  Platform for networking and interactions with leaders from academia, industry and government
  Create awareness of latest skills training in various sectors
  Employment generation through skills training
  Highlight self-employment opportunities
  Act as a knowledge platform for future generation
  Bring out new innovative ways of skills training
  Create Entrepreneurship


  Banking & Financial Institutions
  Career & Educational Consultants
  Career Colleges
  Community Colleges
  Corporate Houses
  Corporate Trainers
  Deans, Directors & Dept. Heads
  Distance Learning Providers
  Education & Training Institutions
  Education Administrators
  E-Learning Platforms
  Embassies & Consulates
  Employment Agencies
  Enrollment / Recruitment Officers
  Foreign Language Centers
  Govt. Officials
  Govt. Depts. & Agencies
  Govt. Initiatives
  HR Consultants
  HR Executives
  Incubators & Accelerators
  Infrastructure Companies
  Industrial Training Institutes
  INGOs & Think Tanks
  Insurance Companies
  International and National Agencies
  International Skill Missions
  Job Portals
  Multilateral & Bilateral Agencies
  Multimedia & Software Designers
  Online Learning Platforms
  Placement Consultants
  Placement Officers
  Professional Associations
  Professional Education Providers
  Professors & Trainers
  Public Sector Undertakings
  Publications & Journals
  Publishing Houses
  Regulatory Framework
  Schools & Colleges
  Sector Skill Councils
  Skill Assessment Agencies
  Skill Consultancy Providers
  Skill Training Partners
  Small & Medium Enterprises
  Startups Organizations
  State Skill Missions
  Students & Career Aspirants
  Technical Colleges
  Technology & Service Providers
  Test Preparation Companies
  Training Consultants
  Training Partners (TPs)
  Travel & Tour Operators
  Venture Capitalists & Angels
  Vocational Training Institutions

Skill Development

India’s first National Skill Development Policy was formulated only in 2009 and in the last few years, the nation has witnessed much progress. The National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 supersedes the policy of 2009 with the objective of skilling at scale with speed, standard and sustainability. India aims to skill 500 million people by 2022. It is therefore time to gear up for the futuristic jobs that would be carved out of Automation, Manufacturing and Migration which are some of the disruptive drivers that are transforming and changing the job market dramatically. It is imperative that youth are equipped with life skills that are adaptable to the rapidly evolving 21st century society.

Academic Collaborations
Academic 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. Education is no longer an option – it is a mandate for survival. An important mission of the Indus Foundation is to galvanize high-impact academic collaborations between educational entities in foreign countries on the one hand and those in India on the other. The Foundation acts as an internationally recognized support system for 21st Century education for bridging the education divide.
Re-engineering Skills Ecosystem
Skill Ecosystem in India is divergent and vast covering 20 central ministry schemes with varying rate of success. With the introduction of the new Ministry for Skills and entrepreneurship two and half years ago, an attempt has been made to converge the skill development initiatives by various ministries and align it to the industry demand. The skill ecosystem is in evolving stage and continuously embracing the best practices from the various domestic successful schemes and international best practices. It is necessary to examine the domestic & international best practices and deliberate on challenges and find the way forward for strengthening the Skill Ecosystem in India.
Future Skills: Technology, Jobs and Talent
Industry is the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector, driven by four disruptions: the astonishing rise in data volumes, computational power, and connectivity, especially new low-power wide-area networks; the emergence of analytics and business intelligence capabilities; new forms of human-machine interaction such as touch interfaces and augmented-reality systems; and improvements in transferring digital instructions to the physical world, such as advanced robotics and 3-D printing. An economically disruptive technology has the potential to create massive economic impact. Advanced robotics, for example, has the potential to affect US $6.3 trillion in labor costs globally. Cloud technology has the potential to improve productivity across US $3 trillion in global enterprise IT spending, as well as enabling the creation of new online products and services for billions of consumers and millions of businesses alike. It is necessary to deliberate on the technological advancements in near future and its impact on labor market and skill sets required.
Skills for Migration: Mobility
In a globalized economy, a large pool of skilled workers is indispensable for attracting foreign direct investment. The Key initiatives of Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat and Clean Ganga will be achieved only if there is highly developed skill ecosystem in the country. Skill shortages can affect the productivity and growth of a business, delay projects, create ongoing vacancies, increase wage levels. The primary challenge faced by 76 per cent of Indian businesses is the shortage of technical or specific skills. India Inc takes an average of 96 days to recruit skilled workers. With manpower of 1.24 billion, it is ironic that India suffers from dearth of talent. Businesses would need to plug these skill gaps with people from outside the organization as best they can. But in the longer term, they need to invest in internal training programs to mould the people, as this would help them deliver on strategy, innovate and ultimately grow. It is necessary to deliberate on the ways to speed up the skill development transition through active industry engagement to achieve the aspirations of the society.
Academe and Industry Collaboration
India's education system has had a distinct bias against skills and government is now making efforts to integrate education with skill development. The current Indian education system does not lead to trained young people in employable skills who are open to immediate employment opportunities. With current and expected economic growth, this problem is expected to aggravate as more than 75% of the new job opportunities are expected to be skill-based. It is necessary to discuss the successful models of skills integration with education in the country and find possible way forward for large scale integration.

Collaboration between universities and industries is critical for skills development (education and training), the generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology transfer), and the promotion of entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs). The benefits of university-industry linkages are wide-reaching: they can help coordinate R&D agendas and avoid duplications, stimulate additional private R&D investment, and exploit synergies and complementarities of scientific and technological capabilities. University-industry collaboration can also expand the relevance of research carried out in public institutions, foster the commercialization of public R&D outcomes, and increase the mobility of labor between public and private sectors. The benefits of university-industry collaboration are evident in developing countries. For example, it is acknowledged that collaboration with universities substantially increases the propensity of firms to introduce new products and to patent.
Startups and Entrepreneurship
A startup is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service. A startup is usually a company such as a small business, a partnership or an organization designed to rapidly develop scalable business model. Often, startup companies deploy technologies, such as Internet, e-commerce, computers, telecommunications, or robotics. These companies are generally involved in the design and implementation of the innovative processes of the development, validation and research for target markets.

Traditionally, an entrepreneur has been defined as "a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk". Rather than working as an employee, an entrepreneur runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes. Entrepreneurs tend to be good at perceiving new business opportunities and they often exhibit positive biases in their perception (i.e., a bias towards finding new possibilities and seeing unmet market needs) and a pro-risk-taking attitude that makes them more likely to exploit the opportunity.

Startups and Entrepreneurship are the two buzz words in India today. They are very important for students and educational institutions. India is now number 3 in terms of startups across the world. These 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.


Academic Collaborations
  Establishment of research collaboration programs with Indian institutions.
  Collaborations with Indian institutions for offering career-oriented certificate programs.
  Collaborations with Indian institutions for offering distance education & vocational education programs.
  Networking with Indian counterparts and sharing about cutting edge techniques and processes.

Skill Development
  Identification of the futuristic jobs of the international job markets.
  Identification of the challenges and re-engineering of the skills ecosystem.
  Deliberations on the technological advancements and identification of skill sets required.
  Identification of skill gaps and development of skill transition programs.

Academe And Industry Collaboration
  Integration of skills with education for developing training programs.
  Adoption of knowledge for innovation and technology transfer.
  Opportunities for the promotion of Startups and Entrepreneurship.
  Commercialization of Research and Development (R & D).

Startups And Entrepreneurship
  Opportunities for setting up innovation laboratories and startup cells.
  Opportunities for starting courses on Startups and Entrepreneurship.
  Exploration of opportunities for “frugal innovation”.

Recruitment of Students
  Showcasing opportunities for skill development and other training programs.
  Counseling students about appropriate skill development and other training programs.
  Recruitment of qualified students for skill development and other training programs.

Awards for Excellence
  Opportunity to apply for the prestigious awards for excellence.
  Winners recognized for the advancement of skills, startups, and entrepreneurship.

General Benefits
  Building brand awareness at the Summit & Expo amongst stakeholders.
  Networking with other corporations, recruiters and professionals.


The Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo will be held in the following cities of India.

Mumbai: July 17, 2017

Hyderabad: July 19, 2017

Chennai: July 22, 2017

Bangalore: July 24, 2017

Kolkata: July 26, 2017

New Delhi: July 28, 2017

Program Details

In each of the above cities, the Summit and the Expo will be held in separate halls simultaneously. The Summit will be held in Hall 1 while the Expo will be held in Hall 2.
8.00 am onwards: Registration of delegates
10.30 am onwards: Registration of students

Summit Program (Hall 1)
Inaugural Program
09.15 am: Inauguration of the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 and the Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017
09.20 am: Welcome Address
09.25 am: Introduction of both of the Summits & Expos
09.30 am: Keynote Address
09.40 am: Address by the Special Guest
09.50 am: Address by the Chief Guest
10.00 am: Presentation of Awards for Excellence
10.40 am: National Anthem
10.45 am: Vote of Thanks
10.55 am: Coffee / Tea Break
11.30 am to 12.20 pm: Session 1: Research Collaborations, Joint / Dual Degree Programs, Twinning & Transfer Programs
12.20 pm to 1.10 pm: Session 2: Distance Education & Vocational Education Programs, Faculty & Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad in India Programs, and other Collaborations
01.10 pm to 01.50 pm: Lunch Break
1.50 pm to 2.40 pm: Session 3: Re-engineering Skills Ecosystem; Future Skills: Technology, Jobs and Talent – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
2.40 pm to 3.30 pm: Session 4: Skills for Migration: Mobility – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
3.30 pm to 3.50 pm: Coffee / Tea Break
3.50 pm to 4.40 pm: Session 5: Academe – Industry Collaboration – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
4.40 pm to 5.30 pm: Session 6: Startups and Entrepreneurship – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry, startups organizations and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
Expo Program (Hall 2)
Indo-Global Skills Expo 2017 is a gathering in which companies, businesses, industries, NGOs, educational institutions, and skill developers set up table spaces and meet with their counterparts, students and career aspirants. Skills Expo presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase skill development programs, startups and entrepreneurship. The Expo offers an opportunity not only to showcase and have one-on-one meetings but also to make brand statements to all the stake holders.

Skills Expo 2017 will take place in Hall 2. Table spaces of around 15 square feet with a table and chairs will be provided in the Expo. Companies, businesses, industries, NGOs, educational / training institutions, skill developers and others may take one or more table spaces for interaction with other participants. Participation in the Expo enhances their visibility.

Students and career aspirants will be registered at the entrance of Hall 2 with a copy of his / her CV. Once registered, the candidates are free to approach each and every expo participant present. Entry to the Expo is free for students and career aspirants.

TIMINGS: 11.00 am to 5.30 pm
One-on-one meetings between representatives of Indian companies, businesses, industries, NGOs, educational institutions, skill developers and their foreign counterparts will take place during the Expo for exploring collaboration opportunities.
Indian companies, businesses, industries, NGOs, educational institutions, skill developers and others will have the opportunity to recruit students and career aspirants for skill development programs and careers.

Galaxy of Speakers

A partial list of confirmed speakers of the Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 on Skills, Startups & Entrepreneurship and the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 on Collaborations with Foreign Universities & Student Recruitment is given below.
  •   Mr. Adesh Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Shoes Limited , Gurgaon 
  •   Shri Aditya Prasad Padhi, IAS, Chief Secretary & Chief Development Commissioner, Dept. of General Administration, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar
  •   Mr. Ajay Ray, Managing Director, Ray Business Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
  •   Prof. Amaresh Dubey, Professor, Dept. of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

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Select List of World Skills

Given below is a select list of skills that are in demand throughout the world. Excellence in these and other skills is promoted and facilitated worldwide through cooperative action of governments, educational institutions, industry and individual experts.

  • Construction and Building Technology

    The Construction and Building Technology sector covers all the skilled areas that are related to the construction world. This encompasses everything from the foundation, grounds, building, finishing and maintaining of all sorts of buildings.

    Architectural Stonemasonry, Bricklaying, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Concrete Construction Work, Electrical Installations, Joinery, Landscape Gardening, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Drywall Systems, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Wall and Floor Tiling

  • Creative Arts and Fashion

    The Creative Arts and Fashion sector covers all the skilled areas that are related to fine arts and fashionable design and creation. This encompasses everything from multi-media creative, interior decoration and fashion.

    Fashion Technology, Floristry, Graphic Design Technology, Jewellery, Visual Merchandising

  • Information and Communication Technology

    The Information and Communication Technology sector covers all the skilled areas that are related to information services. This encompasses everything from network creation and maintenance to development and finishing information technologies.

    Information Network Cabling, IT Network Systems Administration, IT Software Solutions for Business, Print Media Technology, Web Design and Development

  • Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

    The Manufacturing and Engineering Technology sector covers all the skilled areas that are related to industrial development and creation. This encompasses everything from the design, creation, making and maintaining of anything involving electronics and machines.

    CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Construction Metal Work, Electronics, Industrial Control, Industrial Mechanics Millwright, Manufacturing Team Challenge, Mechanical Engineering CAD, Mechatronics, Mobile Robotics, Plastic Die Engineering, Polymechanics and Automation, Prototype Modelling, Sheet Metal Technology, Welding

  • Social and Personal Services

    The Social and Personal Services category covers all the skilled areas that are related to the service industry. This encompasses services related to the food and beverage industry as well as the hospitality and personal care.

    Bakery, Beauty Therapy, Cooking, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, Restaurant Service

  • Transportation and Logistics

    The Transportation and Logistics sector covers all the skilled areas that are related to the transportation world. This includes creating, repairing and maintaining transportation vehicles.

    Aircraft Maintenance, Autobody Repair, Automobile Technology, Car Painting, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance

Skill Development Programs in India

Following are some of the sectors in which a number of skill development programs have been identified by the Government of India and industry. Training is being imparted for skill development programs in these sectors.

Accommodation & Itinerary

The Lalit, Mumbai, India
Arrive July 16th Afternoon / Evening
Summit & Expo: July 17 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 18th Morning

Taj Deccan, Hyderabad, India
Arrive July 18th Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 19 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Rest & Sightseeing: July 20
Depart: July 21st Morning

Taj Coromandel, Chennai, India
Arrive July 21st Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 22 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 23rd Morning

The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, India
Arrive July 23rd Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 24 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart : July 25th Morning

The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata, India
Arrive July 25th Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 26 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 27th Morning

The Lalit, New Delhi, India
Arrive July 27th Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 28 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 29th Morning

* Taj Mahal: Participants interested in visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra may make round trip to the Taj Mahal by car on the same day, leaving New Delhi early in the morning and returning in the evening. Friday is a holiday for the Taj Mahal.

Student Recruitment

A large number of well qualified and financially able students of India are interested in opportunities for education in good foreign institutions including community colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, etc.. The Indus Foundation assists foreign institutions to recruit Indian students. Its staff is in a unique position to offer current and relevant advice to students on the one hand and to the foreign institutions on the other. During the past 20 years, the Foundation has emerged as the leading recruiter of Indian students. It has secured admission for several thousand students in accredited foreign institutions.

The Indus Foundation offers a comprehensive package of services directed towards assessing and matching students with the philosophy, requirements, academic offerings, and resources of foreign institutions. The Foundation assists the students through the entire application process from the identification of programs of study to their actual enrollment. The Foundation strongly believes in providing honest, up-to-date and accurate information with friendly and courteous service through its trained educational counselors. The Foundation and its experts are thoroughly familiar with the educational systems of India and those of other countries. They are ideally equipped to assist students to go through the entire gamut of the admission process. The Foundation provides test preparation training to students who plan to take tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, etc. The Foundation provides expert guidance to students for obtaining visa from the foreign embassies, high commissions, and consulates. Pre-departure orientation and counseling is also provided to all students before they leave for foreign institutions.

Recruitment during the Summit & Expo
  Activities during the Summit & Expo include one-on-meetings with students and parents. Summit & Expo will provide an excellent opportunity to recruit substantial number of qualified students.
  The Indus Foundation concentrates on India, which has a very large number of prospective international students. India is already a top region sending students to foreign institutions.
  Attendance of students at the one-on-one meetings will be large because of intensive advertising and promotional campaign before the Summit & Expo.
  Summit & Expo in each city will have a few thousand students interested in studying abroad in foreign institutions.
  Foreign institutions will have the opportunity to recruit well-qualified students for a wide range of academic disciplines at the undergraduate level.
  The Foundation will follow-up with students who attend the Summit & Expo until they actually enroll in foreign institutions.

Recruitment & Enrollment Services
  The Indus Foundation recruits well-qualified and financially able Indian students for admission to the programs of foreign institutions throughout the year.
  The Foundation organizes periodic recruiting events in India for foreign institutions. The Foundation plans and designs the most relevant procedures for Indian students to be recruited and enrolled.
  The Foundation remains in constant communication with the foreign institutions with regard to all aspects of application process until the students get admission and actually enroll.
  The Foundation provides test preparation training to the students who plan to take tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, etc. Students are recruited for all undergraduate programs. The Foundation also recruits students for distance education programs.
  The Foundation is responsible for publicity and other means of promotion, in order to get the maximum number of well-qualified students for admission. The Foundation gives accurate and up-to-date information about programs to students and helps them interpret that information. The Foundation advises the students and parents about the admission criteria.
  The Foundation distributes application forms, catalogs, test forms, etc., to students in a timely manner. The Foundation provides students with proper estimates of tuition and other expenses. The Foundation pre-processes all applications before sending them to foreign institutions for further scrutiny. The Foundation ensures the authenticity of all documents from students.
  The Foundation ensures that: a) the students are serious students; b) the students could reasonably fund their studies abroad c) the students have a definite plan for themselves after studies; d) the students have a high level of awareness of the institutions they would be going to attend.
  The Foundation ensures complete documentation including declaration of finances, when applications are sent to foreign institutions. In cases where students are in need of funds, the Foundation arranges bridge finance through banks.
  The Foundation brings about the following benefits to foreign institutions: 1) Provide permanent presence and visibility in India. 2) Increased student enrollment, 3) Reduced processing costs and effort in recruitment, 4) Better qualified and prepared pool of students to choose from, 5) Prevention of unauthorized representation of the foreign institutions.
  The Foundation provides expert guidance to students for obtaining visa from the foreign embassies, high commissions, and consulates. Pre-departure orientation and counseling is also provided to all students before they leave for study abroad.
  The Indus Foundation is prepared to act as the representative of foreign institutions in India for recruiting students. Foreign universities that are interested in utilizing the services of the Foundation on a long term basis may please contact by e-mail at

Awards for Excellence

An important feature of the Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 would be presentation of Awards for excellence. These awards honor and recognize individuals, educational & training institutions, organizations in private Sector, PSUs, NGOs, Government departments, and skill developers who have demonstrated their commitment to the advancement of skills, startups, and entrepreneurship.

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  • Participation Package

    The fee for participating in the Summit & Expo 2017 is only US$ 600 per person per city. Participation fee includes:

      Single room accommodations in first class hotel (lodging only).
      Double room accommodations for those with spouses or companions (lodging only).
      Air travel between consecutive cities for registered participants.
      Ground transportation between consecutive cities for registered participants.
      Advance promotion and publicity in India through the media.
      Table space with a table and chairs for each participant.
      Distribution of promotional materials of participating institutions.
      Experienced Indus personnel for guiding the participants.
      Visa Assistance for visiting India.
      Participation in the academic collaboration & skill development sessions.
      One-on-one meetings with officials of Indian institutions and organizations.
      Database of Indian institutions interested in collaborations.
      One-on-one meetings with Indian students and parents.
      Database of Indian students interested to study abroad.
      Profile of participant put up on the website of the Summit & Expo.
      Written presentation of participant (four A4 pages) put on the event website.
      Complimentary luncheons during the Summit & Expo.
      Spouses or companions pay an additional US $ 100 per person per city.
      Air travel between consecutive cities for spouses or companions.
      Ground transportation between consecutive cities for spouses or companions.
      Sight-seeing costs extra. Entry fees for monuments extra.
      Cost of food (approx. US $ 40 per day per person) extra.
  • Awards for Excellence

    There is no prescribed pro-forma for nominations. Self-nominations are permitted. All nominations must reach the Indus Foundation by e-mail at immediately after registration. The Indus Foundation reserves the right to select awardees. Decisions of the experts of the Foundation will be final and binding. Award winners will be notified by e-mail after the selections are made.

    Processing Fee

    Processing fee payable for nomination for an award is only US$ 200. Nominations can be made for more than one award, but processing fee has to be paid for each award. In case nominee is not selected for award, processing fee will be refunded.

  • Souvenir

    The Souvenir is an important publication and it will contain information related to skills, startups and entrepreneurship, along with the names and addresses of participants, sponsors, and exhibitors. The Souvenir will be distributed widely amongst participants, businesses, companies, skill developers, NGOs, educational institutions, invitees, governmental organizations, corporations, and others. Foreign and multinational companies, institutions, organizations, and NGOs may take advantage of the Summit & Expo by advertising in the Souvenir as part of their promotion for maximizing their exposure. The Souvenir will have offset printing in A4 size - Width 18 cm; Height 25 cm. The advertisement tariff for full page in color is US$ 250.

Spouses Program

Spouses or companions of participants will have program of sight-seeing in India on the following dates. Entry fees for monuments have to be paid by spouses or companions. Transportation cost for sight-seeing in each city will be US$ 50 or INR 3250 per person per day. The sight-seeing tour starts at 9.30 am and ends at 5.00 pm on each day.


The Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 is expected to have more applicants for participation than it can accommodate. The Indus Foundation welcomes participation by foreign institutions, corporations and organizations. The Foundation reserves the right to select participants for the Summit & Expo 2017.

Registration forms are available on the website of the Indus Foundation at Participants are advised to register early because of the expected demand. Participants may register online at the website at Alternatively, they may download the registration form, fill it up, scan it and send it to the email id Payment may be may be made at: If payment is made by Draft or Check, it should be made payable to “The Indus Foundation Inc.” and sent to: The Indus Foundation, 23 Koster Blvd., Suite 8B, Edison, New Jersey 08837, USA. Registration will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Registration will be closed immediately upon reaching the targeted number of participants.
Visa Requirement
Visa is required for foreigners visiting India. The details of visa fees, visa application forms, etc. can be found at the website of the Indian embassy / high commission / consulate in the country of the visa seeker. Simplest and easiest visa to get is e-Tourist Visa which can be applied for online. e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries / Territories:

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal , Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility for e-Tourist Visa Facility
  International Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  International Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  International Travelers having Pakistani Passport or of Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  Not available to Diplomatic Passport Holders.

Further details are available at:

Holders of passport of other countries not mentioned above may locate the Indian embassy / high commission / consulate in their country by visiting: For details regarding visa application, please visit:

Two Indian references along with sponsorship letter from India will be required for obtaining visa. The Sponsorship letter from India will be sent to registered participants electronically to enable them to apply for visa. Visa should be applied well in advance of the event dates.

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