Indian students should not go to Pakistan to study, otherwise, they will not get jobs in India: UGC

An Indian student going to Pakistan to pursue technical, higher education or any other kind, of course, will not be able to enrol in higher educational institutions for jobs or further studies in India.


New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and AICTE, which promotes technical education in India, have issued a warning regarding the educational institutions of Pakistan. In this joint advisory issued for Indian students, it has been said that Indian students should not take admitted to any college or educational institution in Pakistan. According to the UGC, students coming from Pakistan will not be eligible for jobs and higher education in India.


UGC and AICTE have said that Indian students should not go to Pakistan for higher education. An Indian student going to Pakistan to pursue technical, higher education or any other kind, of course, will not be able to enrol in higher educational institutions for jobs or further studies in India.


The UGC has clarified that this rule will not apply to such persons who have come from Pakistan. Migrants from Pakistan and their children who have been granted citizenship by India will be eligible for employment in India after the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs.


It is worth noting that earlier the UGC and AICTE had issued a similar advisory for Indian students with respect to educational institutions in China. It is worth noting that every year many students from Jammu and Kashmir are taking admission to engineering colleges in Pakistan. Till now hundreds of Kashmiri students have taken admitted to technical colleges in Pakistan.


AICTE says that a degree obtained after studying in unrecognized institutions is not equivalent to a degree in Indian institutions. Even after spending a huge amount of fees to get a degree from such unrecognized institutions, such students face problems in getting job opportunities in India. This issue has been taken into consideration. The guidelines have been issued to avoid the financial burden on the parents of such students.


Earlier last year also, the Member Secretary of the Council of Technical Education had released official information on this subject. The information released said that it is necessary to obtain this NOC before admission to engineering and technology courses in Pakistani institutions.


Apart from Pakistan, UGC AICTE has also issued such advisory regarding educational institutions in China. In an advisory issued in March this year, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had advised Indian students not to enrol in Chinese educational institutions. It was said in this advisory that such degree courses conducted only in online mode are not recognized by both UGC and AICTE.


The UGC had said that some universities in China have started issuing notices for admission to various degree programs for the current and upcoming academic years. On the other hand, China has imposed strict travel restrictions in the wake of Kovid-19 and has also restricted travel.