May 30, 2022
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For Mains: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
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|UGC rules for tie-ups between Indian and foreign , the University Grants Commission (UGC) has simplified the procedure for an Indian higher education institution to offer programmes in collaboration with foreign universities.|
Criteria to collaborate with the Foreign University:
Indian higher education institution that has a National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grading of 3.01 or above,
Among the top 1,000 QS World University or Times Higher Education rankings,
Among the top 100 universities under National Institution Ranking Framework.
Under the new regulations, universities and colleges will no longer be required to seek permission from UGC, if they met the ranking criteria.
Under the 2016 regulations, a foreign and Indian college or university could partner with each other to offer only “twinning” and “joint degree” programmes where Indian students received a degree only from an Indian institute along with a certificate from the foreign institute.
But now, they can offer a third type of programme, that is, a “dual degree” programme, where both the institutes will issue a degree.
These collaborations will be permitted only for the conventional mode of learning and not for distance or online learning.
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