Project Description

The Alliance of Universities to Reinforce teacher training curricula to Outcast Radicalism and promote equality in Asian societies (AURORA)

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The AURORA project is a three-year programme, curated to focus on the issues of inclusion, diversity and integration of socioeconomically disadvantaged participants. It is funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. It strives to create a programme for Curricula Reform in India and Nepal that will promote inclusive education through teacher training programmes at BA and MA levels by developing new courses in educational programmes, faculty and teacher workshops, student leadership training and student activities, democratic values and combat radicalism to be applied from early stages in the school. This project aims at training teachers from India and Nepal.

Our Partners:

  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, India
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
  • Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Tribhuban University, Nepal
  • Pokhara University, Nepal
  • National Law College, Nepal
  • Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), Romania
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
  • University of Malaga, Spain
  • Edulab, Maharashtra, India

 About Erasmus:

European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme combining all the EU current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014. The Erasmus + or Erasmus Plus is an all-inclusive programme that covers education, training, youth and sports. It gives a chance to more than four million Europeans to contemplate, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

European Added Value:

AURORA will transfer best practices related to ‘Education for Democratic Citizenship’, ‘Education for gender equality’ and ‘Combating Radicalism through Education’. It will embrace pedagogical approaches from EU to Asia and HEIs in terms of activities, training materials, tools and processes. A curriculum will be developed by collaborative approach on the above mentioned three areas which will be further taught at High Education level in Universities. AURORA partners are committed to adapting the practices developed in EU to their cultural contexts and integrating them. AURORA resources will enable setting AURORA Centers in partner HEIs and help create the infrastructure to sustain them.

Project Manager

Dr Snigdharani Panda
Chairperson Council of Deans &
Dean, School of Tribal Resource Management