HRD Ministry come to a decision of recognising and accepting students with one-year post-graduate course degree pursued from United Kingdom, by making them undergo a 6-month duration Bridge course, after they arrive at India.
The ministry also found a method to recognize one-year management course studied from UK, for the degree to be accepted a Student will to take on a 6 month duration internship programme in a company established in India. For the bridge – course, 7 Indian universities have been short-listed, which are Jawaharlal Nehru University, Central universities of Hyderbad, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, University of Rajasthan, Kolkata University and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
Mostly, the bridge course is only for students who have pursued Post-graduation in humanities from UK.
The issue of recognition of UK’s ‘one-year’ post-graduate degree was in debate in India for long time, bothering both India and UK for this matter.
The UK has often been lifting up the issue with the government of India. The British PM, David Cameron stated that he would take this matter forward with the GOI, while he would be on a visit here.
An Official of Ministry told that India is equally concerned trying to figure out an apt solution for a long period, adding further that Indian students studying from the UK shall not be suffered.
To make those students having one-year post-graduate degree eligible for M. Phill or direct Ph. D courses a six-month bridge course shall be a solution.
In 2012, the HRD Minister, M M Pallam Raju visited UK and there promised to bring a solution to the problem early. This solution of bringing ‘Bridge course’ is concerted and offered by the Association of Indian Universities.
Formerly, Delhi University also made use of a ‘Bridge course’ to allow students from Bihar possessing a degree of only a two-year undergraduate course.