49 varsities around the world interested to tie-up with Indian Universities academically, says UGC Chief
University Grants Commission (UGC) Chief M. Jagadesh Kumar on Sunday said that 49 foreign universities around the world have expressed willingness to collaborate with Indian universities academically.
He said that many of these universities are in the process of preparing the memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation. These processes involve discussions and approvals within the university statutory bodies.
We should give them time to work on these matters, said M. Jagadesh Kumar.
In May this year, the Indian Higher Education Regulator UGC approved Indian and foreign higher education institutions to come together for three types of degree programs. This includes dual, joint and twinning degrees.
Under Dual Degree both the colleges will give degrees in the same subject. Under Joint Degree, both the institutes will get a degree in two different subjects simultaneously and under Twinning Degree, most of the degree awarded under this is completed abroad.
Indian ambassadors to 63 countries in May were given the responsibility to enhance this educational cooperation. “The communication from our Indian missions abroad helped boost the outreach,” said UGC chairman
The regulator has also identified 230 Indian and 1,256 foreign higher education institutions that fulfill the eligibility criteria for these kinds of collaborations. With this kind of collaboration, Indian students will get a chance to get education from top varsities of the world while living in India.
Foreign universities from the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore have expressed their willingness to collaborate with Indian universities