Indian educational institutions which enter into academic tie-ups with foreign institutes will have to ensure that students who opt for these courses will study at least one semester for post-graduate degrees and two semesters for under-graduate degrees abroad.
At a meeting held on Wednesday, the University Grants Commission decided to amend the existing guidelines.
As per the decisions, Indian institutes which get top accreditations will now be able to approach the UGC to seek its nod for entering into academic tie-ups with highly-rated education institutions abroad.
Under the previous norms, only foreign institutes could seek permission for academic collaborations. As per the new norms, the name of the foreign institute will also be mentioned on the degree certificate for such courses.
The norms, which will soon be notified, also specify a minimum degree of collaboration as per which at least one semester for post-graduate degrees and two semesters for under-graduate degrees have been specified.
A window of one year has been provided for institutes, which already have a global partnership, to get their pacts approved by UGC, the HRD minister said.
Source: Times of India