Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said for the first time Indian educational institutions were allowed to tie up with foreign institutions for under-graduate courses.
“For the first time in the history of our country, the government of India has allowed our institutions to tie up with foreign institutions for degree programmes for under graduate courses,” Irani said in the fourth convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, at Mohanpur campus in Nadia district.
The students now have the choice in doing two semesters in foreign institution in under graduate courses and also one semester in post graduate courses, she said.
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The students will get certificate where the name of parent and foreign institutions would be mentioned, the minister said.
In his speech, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathy said it was satisfying to note that the country had huge talents in science which was playing the pivotal role in the global development.
A total of 122 students were awarded degrees in the convocation.