Vidya Yeravdekar

Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India
Vidya Yeravdekar

I am Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor of Symbiosis International, the only university in India that was set up for the welfare of Afro-Asian Students, which now represents 85 different nationalities on campus. I hold a postgraduate degree in medicine, a degree in law and a PhD on the internationalisation of higher education in India. I have been actively involved in various committees and task forces, including the Promotion of Indian Higher Education Abroad committee of the University Grants Commission, where I have been driving the agenda of internationalisation. I have also been a member of the internationalisation committee appointed by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development. I am currently the Chairperson of the FICCI committee on higher education. I have received accolades for my work and rank amongst India’s top 25 powerful women according to Fame India Magazine. I was also recently recognised as an exemplary leader in internationalisation of Indian education by Discovery Education Media at the 30th annual EAIE conference in Geneva. I am extremely passionate about internationalisation. It would be an honour to serve on the EAIE General Council and to share my expertise and experiences for the benefit of the EAIE community.