JALANDHAR, India, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Consortium of all private and public universities 'Indian Council of Universities (ICU)' has hailed the new policy of UGC for the foreign collaboration. President of ICU Brig. Dr Surjit Singh Pabla shares, "All the members of ICU are elated and excited with this new policy of UGC. Previously there was no clarity about collaboration of Indian universities with foreign counterparts. Now the released new policy has well explained clarity how to go ahead for collaboration with foreign universities. This policy is indeed to build healthy relations with top universities of the world which is sure to help Indian students immensely."
Continuing Dr Pabla said, "It was a long awaited request by the Indian Universities to make the foreign collaboration workable. The past policy of UGC impeded Indian universities to collaborate with foreign universities. However, this new policy released by UGC under MHRD is definitely going to help Indian universities to collaborate with foreign universities. In this new policy one of the major reforms is that processing of proposals by Indian and foreign Universities has been made time bound, i.e. within 60 working days."
Dr Pabla added, "Previous rules barred Indian institutions from directly applying for a tie up with a foreign university. But foreign institutes could seek permission from the UGC for academic collaborations. The amended rules will allow Indian institutions to apply online on the UGC website for collaborations with foreign universities to offer UG and PG courses. Under this new policy students will also have opportunity to study in foreign universities and making the Indian degree more valuable by having the name and insignia of the foreign university. The transcripts carrying the credits earned in India and abroad will be signed jointly by both partner universities. We feel that this step has surely been taken to make alliance stronger between Indian and foreign academic Institutions so that students may have additional choices, improved curriculum and opportunities. Under this policy the recruitment of foreign students in Indian universities will also increase. The changed norms will also weed out the growing number of fake institutes offering bogus foreign degrees and certificates to hundreds of unsuspecting students each year."
Thanking the policy makers, Dr Pabla exclaimed, "We are thankful to Hon'ble HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani for the great step taken through this new policy."
Mr Ashok Mittal, chancellor - Lovely Professional University (LPU) anticipates that this policy will bring a paradigm shift in the Indian Education scenario.
About Lovely Professional University (LPU):
LPU, a part of Lovely International Trust, is the largest university in India in terms of number of students on a single campus. LPU has more than 30,000 fulltime students on its 600 acre campus which is located on Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway at Phagwara (Punjab), India. The University campus has many architecturally striking buildings with all the requisite facilities for the students available therein. More than 18,000 students reside in 6 boys' and 6 girls' hostels on the campus. The University has a rich diversity in its students' population, with students coming from all the 29 states of India and 35+ countries including the USA, China, Colombia, Thailand, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Afghanistan,Bangladesh, Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria, Congo, Rwanda and more. In addition to regular students on its campus, more than 1,00,000 students are pursuing distance education programs.
For more information, visit: http://www.lpu.in/
SOURCE Lovely International Trust