Neeta Inamdar is a Professor and Head of the Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. She was instrumental in establishing MCES in 2009 and since then, has led it through the years to make it a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that offers the only master programme in European Studies in India. Though interested in various aspects of the European economy, society, and culture, she is more drawn towards education in Europe – both school and higher education as reflected in the projects led by her in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and Bologna Process and Internationalization of Higher Education. She believes in people-to-people connect as a means for peaceful coexistence and focuses on research in educational connect between India and Europe. She has been a recipient of the Jean Monnet module (2014-2017) and Jean Monnet Chair (2017-2020). | Praveen Shetty is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Management, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal. His research area is Intercultural Communications focused on multiculturalism and diversity. He teaches communication skills in English and Intercultural Studies at MIT, Manipal. He also teaches select modules at Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES) on topics related to European identity, theories of literature and culture. He is also a recipient of Jean Monnet Module tilted Building Bridges: Indo-European Intercultural Dynamics and is the Coordinator of the Centre for Intercultural Studies and Dialogue, MAHE, Manipal. The Centre is engaged in activities related to intercultural studies that include summer and winter schools, academic modules in the field, and workshops on intercultural communication.| Priya Vijaykumar Poojary is a Lecturer and a research scholar at MCES, Manipal. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from MAHE and a second Master’s in International Relations from Metropolitan University Prague (MUP). Her teaching and research interest include European politics, policy-making in the European Union, EU’s foreign policy, India-EU relations, migration governance, and Higher Education Regionalism. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies titled The Dynamics of Higher Education Regionalism in Europe and Asia. She has been a visiting fellow at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and a beneficiary of Erasmus+ mobility. She is also the Coordinator of the Association of European Studies in India (AESI)

  • Reimagining Border in
    Cross-border Education

    Universities are inherently and definitionally universal in their quest for the creation and dissemination of knowledge. They are set to defy borders that exist in parochial forms. Globalization which opened up borders has by design or default created inequalities and imbalances in knowledge systems. Undoubtedly, knowledge is power but the difference in the power that is intrinsic to it and the power that is ascribed which is determined by dominant political and economic hierarchies.<br><br>If knowledge predominantly flows from global north to global south, people seeking knowledge move from global south to global north. These imbalances are also seen within these regions, between cultures and communities, one claiming superiority over the other. These realities call for a reassessment of not only what constitutes knowledge, but also what encompasses the idea of borders. Through this book, we wish to see more elaboration on the inclusive role of education that can act as an equalizer or as a catalyst for creating a level playing field across borders.

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  • U-Turn

    The Marathi play. U-Turn has won millions of hearts with more than 585 shows across Maharashtra and beyond. Its translation in Gujarathi has seen more than 115 shows and the one in Hindi over 50 shows. This success encouraged Prof Neeta Inamdar to take up the translation of this work in Kannada with the support of Mrs Savita Sastri. The play has only two characters throughout and has a couple of voices other than the two who are on the stage for the entire duration. The central idea of the play is the differences in the acceptance of modernity and the conflicts associated with this in two different generations. A companionship between a divorced army Major and a widow both in their late 50s is resisted by their children and expressed in different ways though they embrace modernity for themselves. Neeta Inamdar is the Head at the Department of European Studies (DES) at Manipal University (MU) and the Chief Editor of Manipal University Press (MUP). Music and theatre are her interests that made her take up this work with the assistance of Mrs Savita Sastri. Savita Sastri is a woman entrepreneur from Manipal, who also facilitates funds for Baba Amte?s Anandavana. She is a voracious reader of books and plays in Marathi, Hindi and English, who extended her support towards this translation project.

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  • Contours of India-EU Engagement: Multiplicity of Experiences

    The unprecedented uncertainties marked by the pandemic and strategic conflicts between the key forces have redirected our attention to the importance of partnerships and engagements in international relations. India-EU dialogues through the annual summits have familiarized each other towards a greater understanding of one another?s perspectives and interests. Their strategic engagement has broadened in the last few years to include climate change, energy, connectivity, migration, education, science and technology, and research and innovation. The growing convergence in Brussels and New Delhi?s strategic interests open up new windows of opportunities for greater cooperation on diversified issues. Capturing the new momentum in India-EU relations, this book uncovers various issues and topics spanning across politics, education, and culture. Each chapter in this book analyzes the scope of the cooperation, the existing challenges that India and the EU encounter, and provides policy recommendations for the future.

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  • Internationalization of Higher Education: The Dynamics of Educational Ecology

    Mobilities of scholars seeking knowledge has been a part of the university ideal for centuries. History holds testimony to the fact that these mobilities have also altered the lives of people in different regions. Universities have played pivotal role in the movement of people across borders and the resultant transformation of societies due to transcultural interactions. In this book, the editors have brought together ideas on the changing dynamics of these mobilities of scholars and interconnectedness of higher education institutions in today?s world. Attempt is also made to record the implications of these international collaborations in knowledge generation and dissemination of the educational ecology.

    500.00