UGC’s Plan to Increase International Outreach by Providing 25 Percent Extra Seats and No Entrance Test for Foreign Students

UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar told PTI that higher education institutions and universities across the country are now allowed to generate 25 per cent supernumerary seats for international students in their undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programmes.

Stating further about the supernumerary seats, Kumar said, while taking admissions, there will be no entrance tests, and the decision has taken in the University Grants Commission (UGC) meeting that was conducted last week, where they discussed the ‘internationalization of UG and PG programme in India’.

The decision was taken by Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs). According to the decision, the supernumerary seats will be erected over and above the overall strength. The regulatory bodies have issued specific rules and regulations in which they mention the essential factors of the institutions that need to consider, like the infrastructure of the institutions, the highly professional faculties, and other requirements.