Foreign universities that are planning to open campuses on Indian soil will need to get their initial approval for 10 years from the University Grants Commission (UGC).
New Delhi: Foreign universities that are planning to open campuses on Indian soil will need to get their initial approval for 10 years from the University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar provided explicit rules, stating that universities must meet all prescribed requirements in order to receive clearance.
In addition to Indian students, overseas students would also be able to attend those campuses, according to Kumar. He made it clear that universities might choose their own admissions procedures.
He said only institutions ranked among the top 500 universities in the world will be permitted to open campuses here. “Just as they can offer regular courses and their faculty will be regularized, in the middle of a semester, teachers won’t be allowed to leave.”
Apart from this, the foreign universities will have to follow the state and UGC guidelines amid concerns about women’s safety and ragging on campus. Only Indian laws will be implemented on campuses, he said.
Currently, women’s safety is a crucial issue in educational institutions. Their chastity always remains in danger. Indian universities give priority to women’s safety.
Ragging is officially banned in Indian educational institutions. There won’t be any place for ragging for foreign universities that are mulling setting up campuses in India. Ragging means creating all kinds of problems for the new students on the campuses.
It is a good initiative by the UGC that if foreign universities open their universities on Indian land, then all the rules will be made as per Indian laws.