UGC New Rules on Dual Degree: Indian and foreign higher educational institutions will soon be able to offer joint or dual degrees. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has finalized the draft related to the rules of these education programs.
However, the final decision in this regard will be taken after the response to the draft which has been made public.
According to this draft, higher educational institutions in India will be able to enter into agreements with equivalent foreign educational institutions for grant of dual degrees along with credit identification and transfer.
Accordingly, these rules will not be applicable in online, open and distance education system education programs. As per the rules, Indian and foreign higher educational institutions will be able to offer separate or joint degrees after completing the degree related requirements of both the institutes under the dual degree program.