Higher Educational Institutions can now create up to 25 percent supernumerary seats for foreign students while adopting a transparent admission process for them. University Grant Commission Chairman Jagadesh Kumar in a tweet said that the Commission has issued guidelines with regard to 25 percent extra seats to be created for foreign students in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions. He said, Universities will be free to choose their admission policy for foreign students.
The draft guidelines for the admission and supernumerary seats of International Students in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes in Higher Educational Institutions in India were put in public domain last month for feedback and have now been notified. As per the guidelines, 25 percent of the supernumerary seats for international students will not include the international students under exchange programmes or through a Memorandum of Understanding between institutions or between Government of India and other countries.