Those students who are aspiring to take admission to undergraduate programme in UK, this could be good news for them. The universities there have agreed to be acquainted with plus - two certificates awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India.
Smriti Irani, HRD Minister stated that UK has also agreed to assist students facing issues related to visa. "Till now, CBSE students faced a problem as their certificate was not being recognized by several institutes. We raised this issue with UK earlier also and I am happy to state that they have worked on our concern and all UK universities will recognize the certificates," said HRD Minister. Smriti Irani was talking to the reporters after chairing the sixth United Kingdom India Bilateral Education Forum meeting in the capital, New Delhi.
Non - recognition of certificates was disappointing many students from taking admission in UK. At the meeting, India also put forward relaxation in the post study work visa norms that facilitate students to work with a minimum salary of 20,000 British Pounds per year.
The HRD Minister stated, "We have also decided to set up a working group as to how the two countries can go ahead together especially in areas of school assessment programme, school & college leadership programme and taking education to every door through ICT.”
Minister of state for universities of UK, Greg Clark stated, the body would also make certain that problems with visa system can be addressed at the highest level in United Kingdom. Britain will establish Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture & India would partly fund the scheme.