New UGC guidelines have helped streamline foreign partnerships for universities

New UGC Guidelines Have Helped Streamline Foreign Partnerships for Universities

NEW DELHI: Vanshika Nath wants to be an entrepreneur but for now, she is preparing to join her father’s business and make it global. “My father is in the agro-products business and my uncle is a venture capitalist. I want to help them both as they have never had the chance of an international experience as I am being offered,” she said.

Nath is a first-year student of the International Bachelor of Business Administration (IBBA) at Jagdish Seth School of Management (JAGSoM) in Mumbai, a dual-degree programme offered in collaboration with the KEDGE Business School in France. Nath will complete the first two years at JAGSoM and the other two in France. KEDGE has been accredited by all three major bodies – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. “Very few business schools are awarded a triple crown, so completing this dual degree programme will be extremely beneficial for me. I think only one percent of the schools across the globe are awarded a triple crown accreditation,” added Nath.

Indian institutions, most of them private, have attempted collaborations with foreign institutions for years. Those partnerships are set to become more structured with the higher education regulator, University Grants Commission (UGC) framing guidelines for dual-degree, joint-degree and twinning programmes in May 2022. Several institutions had already announced partnerships and others did so later. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras tied up with University of Birmingham (UK). Pondicherry University’s website says it has collaborated with Cleveland State University (USA), Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris and University of Toulon – both in France – on dual-degree programmes at various levels.

Courtesy : NewsCareers360

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