Check credibility of foreign institutes: Governor

Published: 19th April 2013 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2013 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

Governor K Rosaiah has advised the Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education to examine the credibility of foreign institutions that enter into tie-ups with higher education institutions in the State.

A release issued by the Governor’s office on Thursday said the Chancellor of State universities, by advising the Council - which is already engaged in handling the Study Abroad Programme - has expressed concern at students joining foreign institutions that do not have accreditation and with which Indian institutions are in collabaration.

Governor K Rosaiah has also directed the Council to periodically update the accreditation status reports on the credentials of such foreign institutions on the Council’s website for the guidance of the state institutions and the student community.

Emphasising that there have not been any complaints against foreign universities that have set up shop in the state, Cynthia Pandian, vice-president of Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education, said “There have been no specific complaints on such collaborations.” She, however, added that they would be subject to scrutiny.


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