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UGC, AICTE caution students against pursuing higher education in Pakistan

By Jasleen Kaur -- April 23, 2022 12:54 pm -- Updated:April 23, 2022 6:39 pm

New Delhi, April 23: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have advised Indian students not to travel to Pakistan for pursuing higher education while stating that such degrees wouldn't be recognised in India.

Secretary of the UGC and Member Secretary, AICTE, in a joint advisory said any Indian national/overseas students of India who intended to take admission in any degree college or educational institution of Pakistan should not be eligible for seeking employment or higher studies in India on the basis of such educational qualifications (in any subject) acquired in Pakistan.

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The UGC and the AICTE further informed students, "However, migrants and their children who have acquired higher education degrees in Pakistan and were awarded citizenship by India would be eligible for seeking employment in India after obtaining Security Clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs."

Chairperson, AICTE, Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe said there were many such institutes that were not good and the experience that had come with China and Ukraine after studying abroad, children get stuck after half of their education, that's why it was necessary to warn the students and parents.

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The AICTE further said after completing half of their education while coming to India, when the students would not get the benefit of that degree, the parent's money went waste. "So, the purpose is to caution the students," he added.

-PTC News

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