According to UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar, the procedure for an Indian higher educational institution to offer programmes in collaboration with foreign universities has been simplified by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with each other directly if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
The UGC recently decided that an Indian higher education institution with an NAAC grading of 3.01 or higher, or that is among the top 1,000 QS World University or Times Higher Education rankings, or that is among the top 100 Indian colleges under the National Institution Ranking Framework, will be able to collaborate with a foreign education institution that is also among the top 1,000 QS or Times Higher Education rankings.
The previous regulations, known as the University Grants Commission (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2016, which have been repealed, required two institutions to collaborate after receiving approval from the UGC. According to the UGC Chairman, universities and colleges would no longer be necessary to obtain permission to do so if they meet the ranking criteria under the new regulations, which will be made public soon.
“The previous regulations were overly restrictive, and there were far too many bottlenecks.” Professor Kumar noted at a news conference that “our streamlined regulations would expand the scale at which students can benefit from such collaborations between Indian and foreign higher education institutions.”
According to the 2016 laws, a foreign and Indian college or university might collaborate to offer only “twinning” and “joint degree” programmes, in which Indian students got just an Indian degree and a certificate from the foreign institution. However, they can now offer a third sort of curriculum, a “dual degree” programme, in which both institutes award a degree. A student can earn up to 30% of the total course credits from a foreign university through a twinning programme, whereas he or she can get more than 30% of the total credits through a joint and dual degree programme.
These cooperation will be allowed solely for traditional learning, not for distance learning. “There are four crore students in Indian higher education institutions, but this number will grow to ten crore over time.” While we continue to develop new institutes, it is equally critical that we collaborate with foreign institutes to deliver high-quality education. Prof. Kumar added, “This will also improve our students’ employability.”
He added that the measure will help India attract foreign students, which will contribute to internationalisation, which is a key factor in enhancing higher education institutions’ global rankings.
Indian colleges for international education, global career opportunities-
- S P Jain school
S P Jain School of Global Management is a business school with campuses in Mumbai, India, Dubai, Singapore, and Sydney. It offers top-notch education that combines practical business knowledge, global awareness, and a broad curriculum to create international leaders. Students can enroll in undergraduate and graduate programmes in business management and administration at the school. In 2013, it rose to the fifth spot on Forbes’ list of the top international business schools. The Economist placed its global MBA programme in the top 100 in 2015. The school has created a distinctive multi-campus learning approach that offers a fantastic educational experience and exposure to cultures around the world.
- Mahindra Central School
Mahindra Ecole Centrale is a world-class educational institution located in Hyderabad. This engineering school was founded by the prestigious Mahindra company in India in partnership with JNTU Hyderabad and the renowned Ecole Centrale Paris. In addition to emphasising multidisciplinary, in-depth, and top-notch technical knowledge, MEC College of Engineering also encourages students’ development of their personalities and creative thinking. MEC offers courses in computer science, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering that include all aspects of science, technology, business, and the environment.
- Amity University
Amity University is a leading education group in India associated with 80 global universities.Amity University provides more than 150 institutes and education centers all over India. It is well-known for its top placement record with association of Fortune 500 companies and renowned MNCs. It facilitates students to pursue one semester in one of the global campuses in London, Dubai and Singapore. Students also get exposure to international businesses during this semester. Amity provides an optional one week study tour to the UK, USA, Singapore or Dubai.
- ISBR Bangalore
With an uncompromising focus on global business techniques in its courses, the International School of Business and Research provides a comprehensive corporate interface. Students have the opportunity to get placed in more than 180 international companies here. Students at ISBR have the option of spending a year studying abroad with one of the university partners.
The college offers a unique curriculum that is on par with that of the world’s top business schools. Students enrolling here have the opportunity to join cutting-edge cohorts and earn dual specialisations, preparing them for the genuine challenges of a modern industry.
- N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research
The institution, which was established under the direction of the N.L. Dalmia Education association, provides graduation and postgraduate aspirants with AICTE affiliated courses. The students in its one-plus-one MBA programme have the option of finishing their first year at NLDIMSR (India) and their second year at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, in the United States.
Those who apply for an MBA at N.L. Dalmia Institute will have the opportunity to study at one of the best MBA universities in India and the United States. A world-class faculty instructs the programmes at N.L. Dalmia, which guarantees an integrated education and market studies of two countries.