Academic collaborations are not new. Many institutions and colleges reach out to their international peers for research and academic collaborations. These partnerships can be very beneficial for educational institutions to foster their international relation and pursue common interests. The new guidelines of the University Grants Commission have also made things easier for Indian and foreign universities to academically collaborate. Let us discuss more of the academic tie-ups in this blog.
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More than 40 foreign universities have shown interest in signing MoUs with Indian Universities. Recently, IIT- Kanpur has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of California for joint research and academic collaboration. University Grants Commission(UGC) is proactively contacting foreign universities and many of them have already collaborated with Indian institutes.
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How does an Academic Tie-Up Work?
In the year 2022, University Grants Commission allowed academic collaboration between Indian and foreign educational institutions. The partnership will offer three types of degree programmes.
- Dual Degree: In a dual degree program, a candidate studies a subject and both the Indian and foreign university award the degree in that subject.
- Joint Degree: The curriculum is designed by both the partnering universities and a part of the course is completed overseas with an upper limit being 30 %.
- Twinning Programme: Half of the course is completed at an Indian University and the other half at a foreign university. The credit distribution will be not more than 30 % from foreign universities.
Indian Universities with Foreign Tie-Ups
Many Indian Universities both public and private have contributed to internationalising Indian higher education. The tie-ups with these foreign universities provide students open up new paths and create new opportunities for Indian students. Here is the list of some universities that have a tie-up with foreign universities.
|Indian Institute of Science
|Indian Institute of Technology
|Shiv Nadar University
|Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
|Manipal Academy of Higher Education
|O.P Jindal Global University
|Indian School of Business(ISB)
|BML Munjal University
Let us discuss some of the collaborations and tie-ups of Indian universities with foreign institutions.
- Indian Institute of Science: IISc, Bangalore has signed MoUs and agreements with 120 international institutions. The Indian university has joint ventures with the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, Nagasaki University etc.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur: IIT Kanpur has recently signed an MoU with the University of California, Santa Cruz. The partnership will create new opportunities for students and faculty members in the form of symposiums, exchange programs, joint publications, and so on.
- Ashoka University: The university has collaborations with the University of Aizu, the University of British Columbia, the University of Cambridge, Yale University etc.
- Shiv Nadar University: This university has many collaborations with foreign universities like Babson College, USA; Mondragon University, Spain; National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan and many others. The partnerships have helped students from both universities to expand their horizons in their subjects.
- Chitkara University: The University has more than 200 international collaborations. The students of Chitkara University get the opportunity to get global exposure. There are many programs offered by the institutions, like a semester exchange program, summer programs, etc.
- Pondicherry University: The University of Pondicherry has collaborations with more 30 than international universities and institutions. The partnerships offer student exchange programs, research or teaching or conference collaborations and also teaching staff mobilities.
- Indian School of Business(ISB): The international collaborations of ISB are countries such as the U.S., France, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore U.K, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Germany, China, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Chile, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, etc.
- BML Munjal University: The university has collaboration with prestigious universities like Imperial College London, University of Warwick, London School of Economics & Political Science and UC, Berkeley etc.
Advantages of Foreign Tie-ups and MoUs
The collaboration between Indian and foreign universities is not only beneficial for the students but both universities are benefitted from the tie-ups. International academic tie-ups allow students to get global exposure. They can meet and exchange ideas with international students and faculty members. It develops a multicultural mindset and creates a broader outlook on doing things. Students studying in these types of universities have an advantage and can secure placements with foreign employers.
Getting into a university that has a foreign tie-up is quite similar to applying to a normal university. The candidate has to pass the entrance exam or must meet the eligibility criteria.
In a dual degree program, a candidate studies a subject and both the Indian and foreign university award the degree in that subject.
It depends on the university, it might be available for all courses. However, in some universities, the exchange program is available for one or two courses.
This leads to the end of this blog, we discussed the list of Indian Universities that have tied up with foreign universities. We have mentioned some universities and their collaborations. For further information and the latest updates on the RBI Assistant Exam, and other Indian Exams stay tuned to Leverage Edu.