• Student Exchange
  • Teacher Exchange
  • Youth Festival
  • EBSB Day
  • EBSB Clubs
  • Screening of Films
  • Translation of Books
  • Student Exchange

    Every year, at least 50 students of a Higher Education Institution in one State will travel and spend 5 days in paired Institutions of the paired State. The purpose would be to learn the language, culture, living styles, festivals, social customs, food habits and such other aspects of the social and cultural affairs of the paired State. The contingent would be led by one or more teachers who will be responsible for proper organization of the visit and also for the safety of the students.

    The organization of the student exchange would be done in the following manner:

    a) Identification of the contingent: Students in each institution may be invited to participate in a competition, such as quiz regarding paired State. Such students who have exhibited minimum knowledge and understanding of the paired States should be selected.

    b) Conduct of the visit: The visit will be done in accordance with the dates agreed with the paired institution. Since Indian Railways is expected to give concession for the movement of students under EBSB, it is advised to use the Railways for the movement of the students to the extent possible. The visiting students would be housed in the hostels of the paired institution. Suitable facilities should be provided by the paired institution for this purpose. The contingent will not only interact with the local students, but would also fan out to visit historical sites, villages around the institution and would learn the language of the paired State. They would also learn the dance and customs of the paired State. Each of the learning processes should be properly documented through photos, videos, write-ups, etc.

    c) Preparing reports: Each member of the visiting contingents is expected to focus on one aspect of the State which has been visited; and prepare a small write-up along with photographs within 30 days from the date of return from the visit.

    d) Dissemination: The report so prepared would be printed and should be shared using social media account like Facebook and Twitter, duly tagging the social media accounts of the Ministry and EBSB. Apart from above, they will share the findings of the visit with the larger audience in the college.

    The cost of the student visit should be locally managed by the institution.

    Suggested daily activities in Student Exchange under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) Programme:


    Interaction of visiting students contingent with counterpart contingent in EBSB Club and familiarity building.


    Language sharing, elocution in paired State’s languages, sharing of information on respective states etc.


    Visit to nearby village(s) by visiting contingent accompanied by local students/ teachers.


    Visit to local tourist spots, market places, interaction with local people.


    Food festival, experience exchange and cultural programme.

    • During the trip, every student would record pictures and video clips and prepare detailed write up on any one chosen theme/ cultural aspect of paired State/ UT. The same would be compiled in the institution on return and sent to the email IDs of concerned persons in MHRD. Their names and contact number would be communicated in due course
    • Students would also upload select pictures and clips onto the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat twitter handle (EBSB_MHRD) and Facebook page (Ebsb Mhrd).

    The action plan will be prepared in the following format:

    Name/ location of Institution I

    Name/ location of Paired Institution

    No. of students identified for movement

    Proposed Date of visit to Paired Institution

    Proposed Date of visit from Paired Institution

    Name/ Contact details of the Nodal person at Institute 1

    Name/ Contact details of the Nodal person at Institute 2

  • Teacher Exchange

    In every State, about (50) teachers would be selected (by the RUSA State Coordinator) from different institutions for exchange visit to the paired State. Teachers so selected should have in-depth knowledge of the culture, music, dance and life style of their State. The teachers' visit would be organised by the paired State RUSA unit, and should facilitate talks and in various HEIs of the State covering as many institutions as possible. This would involve reciprocal movement between two states but no pairing of institutions.

    The action plan will be prepared in the following format:

    Name of the State

    No. of teachers selected for exchange

    Date and place of proposed visit

    Name/ Contact details of the Nodal person

  • Youth Festival

    One institution in every State with adequate infrastructure has been identified to conduct EBSB Youth Festival in which all the Universities (and their affiliated colleges) in their State, and all Universities and affiliated colleges in the paired State, will be invited to participate in various cultural and sports competitions, Similarly, wherever there is TECH festival in UTs etc. there would be special events with the paired State. There is no pairing of institutions for this, the host institution has to invite all universities and affiliated colleges from host state and from paired state to participate.

    List of the Institutions identified for conducting Youth Festival:

    S. No. State/ UT Institution
    01 Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh University, Visakhapatnam
    02 Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar
    03 Assam IIT Guwahati
    04 Bihar NIT Patna
    05 Chhattisgarh IIT Bhilai
    06 Gujarat IIT Gandhinagar
    07 Haryana NIT Kurukshetra
    08 Himachal Pradesh NIT Hamirpur
    09 Jharkhand NIT Jamshedpur
    10 Karnataka NIT Surathkal
    11 Kerala NIT Calicut
    12 Madhya Pradesh MNNIT Bhopal
    13 Maharashtra IIT Bombay
    14 Manipur NIT Manipur
    15 Meghalaya NIT Shillong
    16 Mizoram Mizoram University, Aizwal
    17 Nagaland Nagaland University, Kohima
    18 Odisha NIT Rourkela
    19 Punjab Central University of Punjab
    20 Rajasthan Central University of Rajasthan
    21 Sikkim Sikkim University
    22 Tamil Nadu IIT Madras
    23 Telangana University of Hyderabad
    24 Tripura NIT Agartala
    25 Uttar Pradesh Banaras Hindu University
    26 Uttarakhand IIT Roorkee
    27 West Bengal IIT Kharagpur
    28 Delhi IIT Delhi
    29 Jammu & Kashmir Central University of Jammu
    30 Puducherry Pondicherry University
  • EBSB Day

    In every Central Institution like IIT, NIT, CU, who are having students from various parts of the country, there shall be (10) EBSB days per year at 1 day per every month depicting the culture of the paired State. During these days, there shall be food, cultural demonstrations of the paired States along with screening of popular films in both the languages. There will be no pairing of institutions.

    The action plan will be prepared in the following format:

    Name/ location of Institution

    Identified State pairings within students of institute (eg. TN-J&K students, AP-Punjab students)

    Day of the month proposed to be observed as EBSB Day

    Name/ Contact details of the Nodal person

  • EBSB Clubs

    Every Higher Educational Institution should have an EBSB Club whose aim would be to propagate language, culture of the paired State through various activities. It should meet one day in a month. EBSB Club is for every institution and pairing of institutions is not required. The best EBSB Club would be awarded by Hon'ble Minister on 31st October, 2020.

    The action plan will be prepared in the following format:

    Name/ location of Institution

    Proposed date for constitution of EBSB Club

    Proposed Day of the month proposed to be designated as EBSB Club day

    Name/ Contact details of the Nodal person/ Club Secretary

  • Screening of Films

    EBSB Clubs in all Higher Educational Institutions in each State should organize screening of the films of the paired State.

  • Translation of Books

    Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore will translate the popular books of the Paired States into other Indian languages.