UGC directs higher educational institutions to appoint compliance officers for foreign students

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to all the ‘higher educational institutions’ (HEI) to appoint a compliance officer that would coordinate with the Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs).
In wake of the large inflow of foreign students coming to India for education, the non-availability of a designated person to be contacted by Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs)/ Foreigners Registration Offices (FROs) at the educational institutes, while processing service applications, is leading to unnecessary delays, difficulties and unintentional violations of visa norms by the foreigners causing undue harassment of foreign students.
“Looking into this, we have written to all the higher educational institutions to appoint compliance officers to coordinate with FRROs/ FROs for ascertaining the facts in respect of foreign students during grant of…

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