UGC Frames Draft Regulations, Students Can Now Get Dual Degree from Indian

Can Now Get Dual Degree from Indian

The University Grants Commission has drafted new set of laws beneath which Indian college students can now get a twin diploma from Indian and international increased schooling establishments, individually and concurrently.

The UGC has additionally launched for college kids the advantage of credit score switch and joint levels in establishments with collaborations with Indian and international increased schooling establishments.

“Any degree or diploma awarded based on these collaborations “shall be equivalent to any corresponding degree or diploma awarded by the Indian higher education institution; there shall be no further requirement of seeking equivalence from any authority”, reads the draft UGC (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Education Institutions to supply Joint Degree, Dual Degree and Twinning Programmes) Regulations, 2021.

The new laws say that Indian establishments for increased schooling can collaborate with international counterparts for “credit recognition and transfer and twinning arrangement for offer of degrees”.

But, these laws won’t be utilized on on-line and open and distance-learning programmes.

UGC in an official discover said “Budget announcement of 2021 proposed regulatory mechanism to permit dual degrees, joint degrees and twinning arrangements”. This is in keeping with the NEP 2020 that seeks extra collaborations between institutes internationally.

As per the draft pointers, the Indian increased schooling institutes within the high 100 in University class of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) or establishments of eminence can collaborate with high 500 institutes in THE or QS World University rating.

“If an Indian higher education institution issues an advertisement that it is offering a degree/diploma from a foreign higher education institution and if such collaboration does not have the approval of the Commission, the Commission shall conduct a preliminary inquiry and on completion of its inquiry, the commission shall initiate appropriate penal action against the Indian Higher Education Institution,” said the draft pointers.

Besides, “an academic collaboration between Indian and foreign higher education institutions to offer a joint degree, dual degree, and twinning programmes”, the draft stated.

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