Cabinet clears India-UK pact on educational courses | India News

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday granted ex post facto approval for the memorandum of understanding between India and the United Kingdom on mutual recognition of academic qualifications signed on April 25, 2022. As envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020, the MoU also facilitates offering joint/ dual degree courses between higher education institutions (HEIs).
Mutual recognition of qualifications (MRQs) between India and the UK aims to promote academic collaboration and student mobility. The request from the UK side to grant recognition to their one-year masters programme was considered, and during the meeting between the education ministers of the two countries held on December 16, 2020 in Delhi, a decision was taken to set up a joint task force for this purpose.
The first meeting was held on February 4, 2021 and subsequently after…

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