Indian and overseas increased schooling establishments might quickly be capable of supply joint or twin levels and twinning programmes with the College Grants Fee (UGC) finalising a draft for the rules of those programmes. Nonetheless, a remaining choice on this regard can be taken following analysis of suggestions acquired on the draft, which has been put in public area.
In accordance with the draft UGC (Educational Collaboration between Indian and Overseas Greater Schooling Establishments to supply Joint Diploma, Twin Diploma and Twinning Programmes) Laws, 2021, increased schooling establishments of India can collaborate with overseas counterparts for credit score recognition and switch, twinning association in addition to supply levels. Nonetheless, rules shall not be relevant to programmes provided in on-line and open and distance studying mode.
“Any Indian establishment accredited by Nationwide Evaluation and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a minimal rating of three.01 or within the high 100 in College class of Nationwide Institutional Rating Framework (NIRF) or an Establishment of Eminence can collaborate with any overseas establishment in high 500 of Instances Greater Schooling or QS World College rating robotically the place as different Indian establishments and any overseas establishment accredited by an evaluation and accreditation company of their homeland should search approval of the UGC,” the draft mentioned.
In accordance with the rules, any diploma or diploma awarded based mostly on these collaborations “shall be equal to any corresponding diploma or diploma awarded by the Indian Greater Schooling establishment and there shall be no additional requirement of looking for equivalence from any authority”.
“The twin diploma programme the levels can be conferred by the Indian and overseas increased schooling establishments, individually and concurrently, upon completion of diploma necessities of each the establishments. The partnerships can be allowed for 4 sorts of educational collaborations, which embrace credit score recognition and switch, joint diploma programme, twin diploma programme and twinning association,” the draft mentioned.
“Below the twinning association, whereas a pupil enrolled in an Indian establishment might undertake their programme of examine partly within the overseas increased schooling establishment, the diploma or diploma provided shall be awarded by the Indian increased schooling establishment solely. The joint diploma can be a single certificates bearing the crests and emblem of each collaborating establishments,” it added. As per the draft rules no franchise association can be allowed underneath these collaborations.
“A franchise association, whether or not overtly or covertly, by no matter nomenclature used, between a overseas increased schooling establishment and an Indian increased schooling establishment shall not be allowed underneath these rules,” it mentioned.