The University Grants Commission (UGC) in India is a statutory body established to oversee and advance higher education within the country. It was created through an Act of Parliament in 1956 and operates under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The primary objective of the UGC is to ensure the maintenance of standards and the enhancement of quality in higher educational institutions throughout India. The UGC holds a pivotal role in shaping India's higher education landscape. Its efforts are geared toward elevating the quality of education, fostering research, and promoting equitable access to higher education opportunities across the nation. Throughout the years, it has been actively engaged in various initiatives and reforms aimed at enhancing the overall educational framework in India.
UGS’s initiatives for the Internationalzation of Higher Education:
University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated several measures for the internationalisation of the Higher Education system in India, persuade to the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020. The University Grants Commission notified the Guidelines on Internationalisation of Higher Education, which included provisions like setting up an office for International Affairs and Alumni Connect Cell in the universities; University Grants Commission (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions to offer Twinning, Joint Degree and Dual Degree Programmes) Regulations have been notified to foster academic collaboration between India Higher Educational Institutions and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions.
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