PI Name & Affiliation:

Dr. R. Seenivasan ,
Deputy Director - International Relations Office (USA and Canada)
Professor - Centre for Nanobiotechnology (CNBT)
Project Co-ordinator - EU Erasmus+ Mobility & CBHE Projects
Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Funding Agency: European Union

Scheme: International Bilateral Co-operation

Overlay: The amount of funding awarded to this project is 873,560.00 Euro, of which 77.560,00 Euro are assigned to Vellore Institute of Technology

Duration of the Project: 4 Years

Dr. R. Seenivasan

Project Co-ordinator


Project Description

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore has been selected for a prestigious Erasmus Plus European Union Project for its internationalization strategy, This project has been funded with support from the European Commission,led by the University of Zaragoza, Spain and the European Policy Development and Research Institute, Slovenia, “The HARMONY project aims to support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of the higher education institutions in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam and to contribute to the cooperation between the European universities and Asian universities.

The HARMONY project aims to have an impact and trigger reform processes at institutional level in Asian Universities. Top managers of Higher Education Institutions will receive support for evidence-based strategy development and better regulation to move towards the modernisation of the framework conditions for Higher Education in their respective countries.

The project called, “Internationalization and Virtual Exchange: Borderless between EU and Asian Countries,” involves institutions in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India. From India, besides VIT the University of Hyderabad and the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies will also participate.VIT has received grant amount Rs.68 lakhs for the three-year tenure. The project coordinated by Dr. R. Seenivasan, Professor, CNBT and Deputy Director, International Relations Office , VIT.