Indian and international increased training establishments might quickly have the ability to provide joint or twin levels and twinning programmes with the College Grants Fee (UGC) finalising a draft for the laws of those programmes. Nevertheless, a ultimate determination on this regard might be taken following analysis of suggestions obtained on the draft, which has been put in public area.
In response to the draft UGC (Tutorial Collaboration between Indian and International Increased Schooling Establishments to supply Joint Diploma, Twin Diploma and Twinning Programmes) Rules, 2021, increased training establishments of India can collaborate with international counterparts for credit score recognition and switch, twinning association in addition to provide levels.
Nevertheless, laws 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 prime 100 in College class of Nationwide Institutional Rating Framework (NIRF) or an Establishment of Eminence can collaborate with any international establishment in prime 500 of Occasions Increased Schooling or QS World College rating robotically the place as different Indian establishments and any international establishment accredited by an evaluation and accreditation company of their homeland should search approval of the UGC,” the draft mentioned.
In response to the laws, any diploma or diploma awarded based mostly on these collaborations “shall be equal to any corresponding diploma or diploma awarded by the Indian Increased Schooling establishment and there shall be no additional requirement of looking for equivalence from any authority”.
“The twin diploma programme the levels might be conferred by the Indian and international increased training establishments, individually and concurrently, upon completion of diploma necessities of each the establishments. The partnerships can be allowed for 4 varieties of educational collaborations, which embody credit score recognition and switch, joint diploma programme, twin diploma programme and twinning association,” the draft mentioned.
“Underneath the twinning association, whereas a scholar enrolled in an Indian establishment might undertake their programme of examine partly within the international increased training establishment, the diploma or diploma provided shall be awarded by the Indian increased training establishment solely. The joint diploma might be a single certificates bearing the crests and brand of each collaborating establishments,” it added.
As per the draft laws no franchise association might be allowed beneath these collaborations. “A franchise association, whether or not overtly or covertly, by no matter nomenclature used, between a international increased training establishment and an Indian increased training establishment shall not be allowed beneath these laws,” it mentioned.