While the UGC has drafted a set of rules for Indian and international higher education institutions offering dual and joint degree courses, the draft has been placed for public consultation.
According to the UGC (Educational Understanding between Indian and Foreign Higher Education Institutions Awarding Joint Degree and Dual Degrees), 2021, ” Indian Higher Education Institutions may carry out institutional accreditation, exchange and joint degree courses with foreign educational institutions. However these rules do not apply to online and open source, long distance learning.
Indian educational institutions accredited by the National Quality Assessment Council (NAAC), also known as ‘Knock’ with a 3.01 standard, or Indian educational institutions ranked in the top 100 universities of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) or higher special status educational institutions may offer degree courses in association with foreign educational institutions. However, other educational institutions must obtain permission from the UGC. ”
Further, ” Degrees will be awarded separately and simultaneously by Indian and foreign higher education institutions offering Dual Degree courses upon completion of the course. At the same time, the Joint Degree will be the only certificate. ”
In this case, the draft is for public consultation. The general public until March 15th email@example.com Central Education Minister Ramesh Pokri said that comments can be sent to the e-mail address.