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Students studying in college will soon be able to get joint or dual degree. In this regard, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has done a draft final. Under this, Indian and foreign higher educational institutions will now be able to offer joint, dual and twinning programs. However, the final decision on the final draft will be taken based on the reaction it receives. The draft has been made public for this.
According to the UGC Regulations – 2021 draft, India’s Higher Educational Institute will be able to tie up with equivalent foreign educational institutes for award of Dual degrees. However, these rules will not apply in the online, open and distance lurgin programs.
Collaboration will happen between these institutes
According to the UGC draft, any institute that is accredited with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is awarded a minimum of 3.01 marks or is among the top 100 universities in the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) or They fall into the category of Institution of Eminence, they can automatically tie up with the top 500 universities in the Times Higher Education or QS World University rankings.
This degree will be equivalent to an Indian degree
Other Indian and foreign institutions that have been accredited by their own country’s assessment and accreditation agency will have to seek UGC approval to negotiate. The degree or diploma awarded under this association will be equivalent to the degree and diploma awarded in India. There will be no need to declare it equivalent to any authority.
The draft also states that the franchise will not be allowed to open in this association. Under the regulation, franchise arrangements will not be allowed, directly or indirectly, between foreign educational institutions and Indian educational institutions.