International Conference for Academic InstitutionsGujarat is home to several globally eminent academic institutes and Centres of Excellences in different fields viz. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar; National Institute of Design (NID), Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) etc. Currently, the State has around 51 universities and over 1,400 institutes of higher education affiliated to these universities catering to over 7 million students. The State Government has decided to improve such collaborations, not only in terms of numbers but also in terms of their quality and effectiveness. In this context, first edition International Conference for Academic Institutions (ICAI) was organized as a one day event during the Vibrant Gujarat 2011 Summit and nearly 33 delegates from 25 Universities representing
9 countries attended ICAI 2011 and nearly 74 MoUs/Letter of Intentions (LoIs) for collaborations between Gujarat universities,
foreign universities and Gujarat industries were signed from various countries.