In April 2020, University Grants Commission (UGC) launched new guidelines and regulations for Indian universities for twinning, dual degree, and joint degree programmes with foreign universities. By enrolling in these programmes, students will get a dual degree, separately and simultaneously, from Indian and foreign universities.As many as 48 foreign universities have responded to the initiative, which is a great boost to the government’s effort toward the globalisation of Indian higher education. Many HEIs are interested in planning to establish their satellite campuses in India after the announcement. Here are some details regarding the leading global universities looking forward to collaborations within India.

  • University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Deakin University, Australia
  • The University of Queensland, Australia
  • The University of Tokyo 
  • University of Cambridge 
  • Bangor University, Wales
  • SOAS University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • Universität Jena, Germany
  • Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Many other international universities have expressed their interest in the potential for academic collaboration. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has earned global acclaim for being a game-changer. It would help leading institutions from around the world establish new relations with Indian institutions. Officials from The University of Queensland, Australia, will meet UGC officials in August. Likewise, officials from the University of Manchester have also proposed a discussion to explore options for twinning arrangements.

Over the years, Indian students have excelled in international universities, proving that the country imparts high-quality education. Not surprisingly, foreign universities are keen to collaborate with their Indian counterparts. The UGC officials state that they also have responses from leaders like Stanford and MIT.

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