The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the country’s higher education regulatory bodies, have advised Indian students studying in Pakistan to discontinue their courses from their respective universities.
saying that UGC will not be responsible for afterward unemployment. Further, it has urged Indian students not to apply for admission into Pakistani universities if they are seeking employment opportunities in India in the future. All concerned are advised not to travel to Pakistan for the purpose of pursuing higher education.
According to the joint UGC-AICTE circular, “any Indian national or overseas citizen of India who intends to take admission in any degree college/educational institution in Pakistan shall not be eligible to seek employment or higher studies in India on the basis of such educational qualifications in any subject acquired in Pakistan.”
One exemption, however, made in the circular was that “migrants and their children who have obtained a higher education degree in Pakistan and have been granted citizenship by India would be able to seek employment in India after receiving security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs,” it stated.
The strength of Indians in Pakistani universities
Despite the fact that the number of Indian students studying in Pakistan is thought to be low, some young people have traveled to Pakistan for educational purposes. Many of these students are from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to sources, around 200 Indian students studying in Pakistani universities came into the Muslim-dominated nation from the Attari international border in 2020 to take final year exams, despite the epidemic showing no signs of slowing down.
The appeal to Indian students studying in Pakistan comes after UGC issued a similar warning to students enrolled in Chinese universities on Friday, following the country’s already strained ties with the two neighbors.
Edited By : Khushi Thakur
Published By : Shubham Ghulaxe