Problem-Based Learning in

South Asian Universities

PBL South Asia develops best practices in problem-based education as a joint initiative between ten universities that are located in Finland, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the Netherlands and Lithuania.

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Aalto University, Finland
Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sagarmatha Engineering College, Nepal
Kathmandu University, Nepal
Asian Institute of Technology and Management, Nepal
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Nepal Engineering College
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India


Problem Based Learning (PBL) for South Asian Universities – An EU Project

The project aims to bridge learning between universities in Europe and South Asia, in terms of technical exchanges, strengthening the capacity of partner higher education institutes and to breed local innovation ecosystems.
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New cooperative project develops problem-based learning in South Asia

A new Erasmus + project coordinated by Aalto Global Impact will establish a sustainable development learning platform with partners in Europe and India, Nepal and Bhutan.
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Project goals

Strengthen the capacity of partner HEIs in Nepal, Bhutan and India and contribute to local innovation ecosystems
• In Nepal and Bhutan, embed PBL content into existing project courses and/or establish new courses.
• In India, influence national educational content development.
Integrate themes of sustainable development, social responsibility and human rights into educational practice through PBL.
Consolidate best practices in PBL, from East and West, and create synergy between local design and innovation goals and global business and innovation contexts.

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Aalto University
Riina Subra
Avinash Dhital
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi
Nepal Engineering College
Durgaprasad Bhandari

Asian Institute of Technology & Management
Lena Sthapit
Kathmandu University
Diwakar Bista
Royal University of Bhutan
Andu Dukpa

Delft University of Technology
Jan-Carel Diehl
Kaunas University of Technology
Laura Jankauskaitė-Jurevičienė
Sagarmatha Engineering College
Ramesh Kumar Shrestha

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Shakuntala Acharya