Universities and Higher Education Institutions in India will now be allowed to add 25 percent supernumerary seats for foreign students in their undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programmes as per UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar’s input to PTI.
There will be no entrance tests for these admissions; the decision was taken at a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) held last week to discuss “internationalisation of UG and PG programmes in India.”
“Indian HEIs may admit international students based on the equivalence of entry qualification held by them. The equivalence is to be determined by UGC or any other body recognised by UGC for such purpose or the concerned regulatory bodies of the country. HEIs may adopt a transparent admission process for admitting the international students,” Kumar told PTI.
“HEIs may create up to 25 per cent supernumerary seats for international students, over and above of their total sanctioned enrolment for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes,” added him.