UGC Chairman Concerned About Foreign Varsity Branches
The University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof. Dr A K Azad Chowdhury yesterday expressed deep concern over the so-called foreign university branches those are reportedly misguiding students by selling certificates in the name of Cross Border Higher Education (CBHE).
Prof Azad is also optimistic about putting an end to the CBHE stalemate and recognizing the quality institutions with the approval of a draft guideline that the commission sent to the Ministry of Education.
He made this observation at a view exchange meeting with the representatives of six tuition centers of University of London.
For information, Cross border higher education is in vogue these days. By CBHE we imply higher education that takes place in situations where teachers, students, programmes, institutions/providers or course materials cross national jurisdictional borders.
In fact, the term ‘cross-border’ implies awareness and recognition of national borders and all that means in terms of political, social and cultural specific norms and realities found within.
One can have access to international higher education without crossing the borders. Internationalization of higher education implies integration of international, intercultural and/or global dimension into the goals, functions and delivery of higher education.