Caution notice by AICTE and UGC about studies in China


Here is another instance of a caution notice being issued by education regulatory bodies in India, this time jointly by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and UGC (University Grants Commission) about pursing higher education in China. The content of the notice (download HERE) is produced below verbatim:

It has come to notice that a few Universities in People’s Republic of China have started issuing notices for admission to various degree programmes for the current and upcoming academic years.

In this context, any prospective student needs to be aware that the Government of People’s Republic of China has imposed strict travel restrictions in the wake of COVID-19 and suspended all visas since November 2020. A large number of Indian students have not been able to return to China to continue their studies due to these restrictions. Thus far, there has been no relaxation in the restrictions. Further, the Chinese authorities have conveyed earlier that courses will be conducted online.

As per the extant rules, UGC and AICTE do not recognize such degree courses done only in online mode without prior approval.

In view of the above, students are advised to exercise due diligence in choosing where to pursue higher education to avoid further problems in employment or higher studies.

Other recent caution notices of 2022: Very recently, National Medical Commission (NMC) had issued 3 notices in this regard in the last 2 months, one of which (dated 8 Feb 2022) pertains to admissions in MBBS programmes in China for the current and forthcoming years.

Click HERE to read full details and see all the three notifications.



-- MEP News Bureau