UGC- University Grant Commission announced the much awaited notification for Foreign Higher Educational Institutions. The notifications aim FHEIs- Foreign Higher Educational to facilitate the world’s top 500 to set up branch campuses in India.
As per the UGC institution have to meets the eligibility criteria individually, each foreign university can set up more than one campus in India. However, they shall make a separate application for each proposed campus to the commission.
The notification said foreign universities cannot open learning centres, study centres, or franchises that may act as representative offices of the parent entity to undertake promotional activities for their programmes in their home jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction outside India. They are required to seek approval from the commission before starting any new programme on their campus in India.
This is in step with the National Education Policy, 2020, which envisages a legislative framework to allow top global universities to operate in India