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. 

The candidate received 14 votes.