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UGC to bring regulation on foreign varsities: Chairman Jagadesh Kumar



The University Grants Commission (UGC) is working on a regulation that will enable foreign universities to set up campuses in India, its chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar announced.

“Hopefully, in another two months or so, we will come out with a draft regulation and put it out for stakeholders’ feedback. We are also working on preparing a regulation to enable our Indian institutes, whether they are state-funded universities, private or central universities, to be able to open their own campuses abroad,” Kumar said at an event.

Earlier, the UGC chairman asserted that the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) would not make board exams irrelevant.

“There will be no disadvantage to state board students. The exam will also provide a level playing field for students from all boards. Students from rural backgrounds appearing for the exam in regional languages, coming from different economic backgrounds and are geographically distributed across the country, all will be treated on a par,” he said.