BENGALURU: Colleges affiliated to Bangalore University have been barred from admitting foreign students directly. The university took this decision to put the brakes on colleges bringing in foreign students through agencies and agents, which goes unaccounted. Instead, an International Centre has been set up at Jnana Bharati campus which will handle all admissions of foreign students.
“Now on, there will be an account of each foreign student admitted to our affiliated colleges. Presently, there are no proper guidelines and the colleges are using agents and agencies to get students from other countries,” Prof K N Ninge Gowda, BU registrar (administration) told Express.
Every college must get approval letter from the International Centre before they can get foreign students.
“Even before trying to get students from other countries, the college authorities must register with the International Centre and get clearance. If any student is brought without prior permission, such admissions will not be approved anymore,” Gowda said.
Apart from handling admissions, the centre will also have complete details of the number of foreign students, their local addresses, permanent addresses and details of parents among others.
The decision to establish the centre was also taken following the series of complaints the university received.
“We have received complaints from many foreign students seeking change of college or lack of facilities at the college. Some colleges have even cheated students by showing a particular college but later giving admission in a different one. All these will be prevented,” Gowda said.