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India signs agreement with UK to allow bridge courses for Indian students

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, after a meeting with the Rt. David Willets, Minister of Universities and Science, UK and Mathews Hancock, Minister of Skills and Enterprise announced for starting bridge courses.

The announcement was made regarding the initiation of a bridge course for the Indian students who are passing one years’ Masters Programme from the Universities in UK.

As per the agreement one year’s Master Degrees obtained by Indian students from a duly recognized University in U.K., which is duly accredited by the nationally recognized accrediting agency will be accorded equivalence.

Students who have obtained One year Master Degree, in last three years, from a duly recognized University in U.K., which is duly accredited by the nationally recognized accrediting agency in the field of Engineering, Management, Humanities, Science and Social Science and have displayed academic performance at par with the Grade Point of ‘B’ will be allowed to undertake a Bridge Course of Six Months duration provided they are in possession of 3 year Conventional Degree i.e. B.A/B.Sc/B.Com, as the case may be, will be eligible.

These students will be entitled to enroll themselves in one of the UGC identified universities for Bridge Course.

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