For the first time, the Indian institutes can now get into a formal academic tie-up with foreign institutes to offer undergraduate courses to the interested and aspiring students. The announcement of the same was made by the Union Human Resource Development Minister.
While attending the fourth convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata at Nadia district, Smriti Irani said, “For the first time in the history of our country, the government of India has allowed our institutions to tie up with foreign institutions for degree programmes for undergraduate courses.”
Making it clear to the students and faculty members present at the convocation, Irani said that the students will now get a choice of doing two semesters in foreign institutes for undergraduate courses. They can also study one semester of their postgraduate courses abroad. In the certificate, there will be names of both the parent and foreign institute mentioned clearly.
In the convocation the governor of the state, K N Tripathy praised the students of West Bengal by saying that it is satisfying to note that the country has such huge amount of talent in science, which is playing a pivotal role in the global development. The convocation saw students and their parents happy to complete their courses from the institute. In total there were 122 students, who got awarded degrees in the convocation from the institute. The tie up is expected to help in the growth of the Indian institutes both academically and technologically.