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What Purpose Will Foreign Universities Serve?

Only an inclusive approach in the higher education sector can facilitate the transition to a knowledge economy.

After continuous efforts to open up the higher education sector to foreign universities, the National Democratic Alliance government has finally released the draft regulatory framework for entry and operations of foreign higher educational institutions (FHEIs). Titled as the University Grants Commission (Setting up and Operation of Campuses of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions in India) Regulations, 2023, it allows foreign entities full freedom to operate in the country. They can run undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral courses and award certificates, diplomas, and degrees in all disciplines.

To ensure quality of the programmes, the entry is restricted to universities who are in the top 500 global rankings, either at the overall level or in the subject wise rankings, and to other foreign education institutions of repute. The main conditions for entry are parity in the quality of education with that in the country of origin, equal treatment of certificates, diplomas, and degrees with corresponding qualification from the campus in the country of origin, and accreditation of a recognised body.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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