About RIN

      The idea of the Russian-Indian Network (RIN) creation was announced by the leading universities of both countries in autumn 2014. It also gained the support of the relevant Ministries of both states.
    On 8 May 2015 during the First RIN Chancellors’ Meeting the Declaration was signed. It outlined the main aim of the Association – the consolidation of the participants’ efforts in the supply of their countries’ knowledge-based economies with human, scientific and technological resources. The Association was also intended for the experience exchange and cooperation in higher education, science and innovations issues.
     The objectives of the Association include:
  • Assistance in academic mobility among its members;
  • Formulation and realization of joint educational programs;
  • Elaboration of joint textbooks, etc.;
  • Organization of distance and e-learning education;
  • Conduct of joint scientific research;
  • Establishment of joint scientific labs and research centers;
  • Preparation of joint scientific articles;
  • Conduct of joint educational and scientific events (conferences, seminars, etc.)
  • Cooperation with the employers from both countries in terms of qualified specialists training.
     Nowadays the Association comprises 21 Indian and 26 Russian universities. The National coordinators of RIN are the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Tomsk State University. In order to ensure constant operation of the Association Tomsk State University established a resource centre maintaining the communication between partners.
     The strategy and plans of the RIN are discussed and adopted by the RIN Chancellors’ Meetings.
     The Association serves as a non-profit voluntary organization consolidation the universities of India and Russia. Any university or institute may join the Association with the consent of its current members.
     The RIN work will in the long term facilitate bilateral and multilateral cooperation on the education, science and innovation issue within BRICS.