UGC to organise national webinar on India’s arctic policy on December 9

UGC has asked students, faculty, and educational institutions to join the webinar on India’s Arctic Policy: Scope and Opportunities.

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Vagisha Kaushik | December 5, 2022 | 02:45 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is going to organise a national webinar on “India’s Arctic Policy: Scope and Opportunities” on December 9, 2022 from 2pm onwards. The commission has asked all students, faculty, and educational institutions to join the webinar.

The speakers of the webinar would include M Ravichandran, secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES); Shailesh Nayak, former secretary, MoES; and Lars Kullerud, president, UArctic. Students and faculty can join the webinar live via UGC’s youtube channel, Twitter page or Facebook page.

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“This is with reference to the UGC's earlier letter wherein UGC has informed regarding the release of lndia's Arctic policy, by the government of lndia. UGC has also requested all the Higher Education lnstitution (HEls) to submit proposals for development of MOOCs at UG/PG Ievel for the SWAYAM platform on the six pillars of lndia's Arctic Policy (lAP) and requested HEls to create awareness among Universities, Colleges about availability of courses, job and research opportunities in the area of Arctic/Polar studies,” read an official UGC notification.

“To take this initiative forward, the UGC is organising a National Webinar on "lndia's Arctic policy: Scope & Opportunities" on 9th December,2022 from 2:00PM onwards,” it added.

Webinar schedule

Time schedule


2 pm - 2:15 pm

Participants welcome and background on

“India’s Arctic Policy” from the Strategic, Climate Change, Energy, Disaster Management And Economic Prospective

by Professor Mamidala Jagdesh Kumar, Chairman UGC.

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm

“Implications of Arctic change in India” by

Dr M Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

2:35pm - 2:55 pm

“India’s Strategy for the Polar Region” by Shailesh Nayak, Former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

2:55pm - 3:15 pm

Talk on U-Arctic by Lars Kullerud, President, UArctic

3:15 pm onwards

Question and answer session

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