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This council is a working group of SFDI which will meet and discuss on education activity related aspects, what is happening within it and proposes promotional activities for the members from education sector.

SFDI National Council of Education leade


​The vision of the council are as follows

  • Provide a platform for education leaders from India to learn from the best practices followed globally.

  • Showcase the prowess of India’s education sector to the world, especially to our core markets in European Union and UK.

  • Organisation events, webinars and other activities to provide opportunities for leaders from education sector to network, build connections and learn from one another.


Membership to SDFI automatically provides membership to Europe India Centre for Business & Industry as strategic partner

As a strategic partner of Europe India Centre for Business and Industry, you get:


  • Priority access to EICBI business meets/ events/ partner events.

  • Access to the delegate list ( Delegate name, Designation, Organisation) of our summits

  • Your logo and link on the “Strategic Partners” page of EICBI website.

  • Opportunities to promote your organisation  in EICBI E-Newsletter.

  • Offers from our partner organisations

  • Speaking opportunities and exposure of your brand during EICBI activities

  • Opportunities to organise joint events when possible.

  • Broadcast your announcement and news through our social media channels.​

The fees to become a strategic partner is Rs 50,000 which is payable to Sivaleen Foundation for Developed India, A Section 8 company. For application form and other details, please do CONTACT US


Below are few of the activities by the SDFI National council and its associated organisations.

Festival of learning India 2018

Location - The Leela Palace, Chennai

February 12, 2018

Europe India Centre for Business and Industry worked with Bournemouth University, one of UK's leading university, Bournemouth University ( BU ) , to organise the Festival of Learning India on 12th February at The Leela Palace, Chennai. The theme of the festival was "Global Education 2050: The Future of Learning in India and UK". The Festival of learning India builds on Bournemouth University’s (BU) popular UK-based Festival of Learning, which is now in its sixth year. The Festival of Learning is a celebration of learning and has showcased BU’s research and expertise to a wide and varied audience over the last five years.

The keynote address at the Chennai leg of the Festival of Learning-India 2018 was delivered by Mr. Shankar Vanavarayar (Entrepreneur & President, Kumaraguru College of Technology). The first session on Day 1 of the festival in Chennai was a panel discussion titled, ‘Developing Indian talent for the global world: what should education look like in the future?’ with Dr. Samantha Leahy-Harland from Bournemouth University as its chair, and Prof. S. Armstrong (University of Madras) and Ms. Bindu Bhaskar (Asian College of Journalism) as panelists. This discussion addressed various questions relating to education and employability, considering in particular the skills and attributes that Indian youth need to succeed in an internationalized world. This panel discussion was followed by a keynote address by Ms. Mahalakshmi Saravanan, Founder, Women Entrepreneurs India.

During the Festival of learning India, ‘Global Talent in India - Challenges and Opportunities for Skills Development in Higher Education’ report was released by Mr CK Kumaravel, Co founder of Naturals, India's No 1 hair and beauty salon which has close to 600 salons across India.. The report  was written by researchers at the UK-based Bournemouth University working with a range of Indian stakeholders including IITs, IIMs, the University of Madras and Delhi University. 

Report, online album and delegate list are as mentioned below


Post delegation visit report - Available here

Global Talent policy Report -


Photo Album -


Delegate list - Available to our Strategic partners only

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