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UGC Directs Higher Education Institutions to Restrict Enrolment of Foreign Nationals in Online Programs

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice to all higher education institutions, instructing them to avoid admitting foreign nationals into open and distance learning (ODL) programs. This directive aligns with the eligibility criteria outlined in UGC regulations Annexure III, which specify that only students residing in India are eligible for enrolment in ODL …

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UGC Greenlights Off-Campus Expansion for State Private Universities, Bolstering Education Accessibility

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has paved the way for state-private universities to establish off-campus centres, marking a significant stride towards enhancing educational accessibility. This move, endorsed during the 577th UGC meeting on February 13, 2024, aligns with the objectives outlined in the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) and is poised to elevate the …

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Malaysia’s Lincoln University College Makes Historic Move to Establish Campus in India

Malaysia’s Lincoln University College has emerged as the trailblazer among foreign universities seeking to establish a presence in India, becoming the first institution to apply through the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) dedicated application portal. The move marks a significant milestone in the internationalization of Indian higher education. The UGC has formed a five-member standing committee …

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Concerns Rise as Centre Slashes Education Budget in Interim Budget; UGC Funding Takes a Hit

The interim budget for education in India has sparked concerns as the government announced a 7% reduction in allocations, significantly impacting higher education funding. The University Grants Commission (UGC) faced the largest-ever cut of 61% in the last five years, raising apprehensions about the potential repercussions on universities and students. The budget for schools experienced …

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UGC Unveils Regulations Allowing Top Global Universities to Establish Campuses in India

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently released regulations allowing foreign universities ranked among the top 500 globally to establish branch campuses in India. This comes shortly after Australia’s Western Sydney University announced plans for an independent campus in Bangalore. The new regulations empower these foreign institutions to determine their admission processes, fee structures, and …

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Over 20 Million Students Register on UGC’s Academic Bank of Credit, Says UGC Chairman

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UGC Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar announced that more than 20 million students from across the nation have registered on the University Grants Commission’s Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) platform. He made this announcement during the western zone vice chancellor’s conference held at Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, Gujarat, on October 26. Chairman Kumar emphasized that …

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UGC Draft Guidelines Propose Mandatory Internships for Undergraduate Students to Enhance Employability and Research Skills

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released preliminary guidelines suggesting mandatory internships for undergraduate students as a means to enhance their employability and foster an understanding of research while earning academic credits. These draft guidelines, titled “Guidelines for Internship/Research Internship for Undergraduate Students,” are aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which emphasizes the …

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UGC reforms distance learning guidelines to enhance enrolment of foreign students

In order to make it easier for overseas students to enrol at Indian universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) modified the rules for open and distance learning programmes and online programmes. Through the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), this amendment will enable international students with expired passports to enrol in Indian universities. Prior to this, …

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UGC to revise draft learning outcome norms to align with NSQF

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to make minor changes to the draft regulations, which, once adopted, will define the learning outcomes associated with each level of higher education qualification and allow for credit transfer across institutions and courses. Prof M Jagadesh Kumar, the chairperson of the UGC, said that the commission decided to revise the draft …

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UGC begins outreach for tie-ups between Indian and foreign universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has reached out to over 500 foreign universities throughout the US, UK, Europe, and East Asia as part of a massive push to increase collaborations between Indian and foreign higher education institutions. The commission currently plans to meet with the heads of foreign missions in India to discuss possible collaborations …

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