UGC frames draft regulations for dual, twinning with foreign varsities

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) invited interested parties to draft regulation for “academic collaboration between Indian and foreign higher education institutions to offer joint courses, duplicate courses and twinning programs”. Interested parties can send their suggestions to before March 5.

An official UGC statement says: “The announcement of the budget for 2021 proposed a regulatory mechanism to allow double degrees, joint degrees and association agreements.”

As a result, UGC has formed a committee that formulates the relevant licensing provisions. The draft of the UGC Regulation (Academic cooperation between Indian and foreign universities to offer joint degrees, double degrees and twinning), 2021 ”, he added.

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According to the draft guidelines, Indian higher education institutions can work in the top 100 of the university category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) or institutions featured with the 500 best institutes in the ranking of THE or QS World University.

“If an Indian higher education institution publishes an announcement that it offers a degree from a foreign higher education institution and this cooperation has not been approved by the Commission, the Commission will carry out a preliminary investigation on the outcome of its investigation. The Commission will take appropriate sanctions against Indian higher education institutions, ”says the draft directive.

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