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UGC's response to queries on degrees: No response

education Updated: Jul 02, 2015 11:56 IST
Hindustan Times
Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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In its response to an RTI ­application filed by HT’s Jeevan Prakash Sharma, the University Grants Commission had no ­information to share on approvals for collaborations between Indian and international institutes. Here is the full text of the RTI application and UGC’s response, signed by Mriganka Sekhar Sarma, education officer, and Dharam Vir Yadav, section officer.

According to section 4 of University Grants Commission (Promotion and Maintenance of Standards of Academic Collaboration between India and Foreign Educational Institution Regulations 2012), Which was notified in the Gazette on September 21, 2013, any Indian educational institution collaborating with foreign educational institutions should have prior approval of the draft MoU or agreement from the UGC. How many Indian educational institutions have obtained UGC’s approval of the draft MoU or agreement till date?

UGC’s reply: No information is available

How many foreign educational institutions have followed the procedure of taking UGC’s approval, ie under section 5 of University Grants Commission (Promotion and Maintenance of standards of Academic Collaboration between India and Foreign Educational Institution Regulations 2012)? In how many cases has the UGC issued letters of approval to MoUs signed between foreign educational institutions and Indian educational institutions? Kindly name all such Indian educational institutions and name of the respective foreign educational institutions with whom they have collaborated.

UGC’s reply: No information is available

Has UGC approved collaborations between (a) Pearl Academy with Nottingham Trent University, UK (b) Modart Academy/Vogue Academy with Istituto Modartech, Italy (c) International Institute of Hotel Management, Badarpur, with Edinburgh Napier University or University of West London, (d) Indian Institute of Art & Design from Kingston University, London, (e) Lisaa Institute with Lisaa (France), (f) GD Goenka Fashion School with Politecnico di Milano (g) JD Institute of Fashion Technology with Istituto Marangoni (h) INIFD with Istituto di Moda, Burgo, Milan, Italy.

UGC’s reply: No information is available

If an Indian educational institution collaborates with a foreign institute to grant degree through an MoU which doesn’t have UGC’s approval, what will be the status of such degrees?

UGC’s reply: No information available

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