Higher Education:The TEC Survey on Banning Indian Universities to Operate in Mauritius

9 years, 5 months ago - August 24, 2013
Higher Education: The TEC Survey...
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) wants to know if the Mauritian Indian institutions issuing diplomas are illegal or not. This follows a notice published by his Indian counterpart indicating that no Indian university has been authorized to grant degrees abroad.

Five institutions of higher education do they operate illegally? This is what is trying to establish the TEC. It was discussed Monday at a meeting of its board of directors. The Public Notice of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Indian equivalent of the TEC, issued June 27, fell like a cold shower.

She noted that the UGC "has given permission to any private university to establish a campus or research center abroad." As universities established under an act of the Indian Parliament, they "can operate only within the territorial jurisdiction it has been allocated under this Act and in any case beyond the territory of the State of its location.""The Board of TEC focused on the subject. We are considering the procedure. This is not the UGC has informed us, but it is we who have learned of this notice in our research. It was mid-July, "said Sabheer Kasenally officer in charge of the TEC.

Do not panic

Five institutions operating in Mauritius are affected by this notice. Several hundred students to continue their higher education. And hundreds of others have already received their diplomas during recent years. If higher education institutions have not been allowed to offer courses or diplomas to abroad, is that the diplomas already granted are valid? What about for those who are still studying?

Sabheer Kasenally reassuring: "There is no need to panic. "The TEC has already written to the institutions concerned to ask if the green light of the UGC was obtained by their parent company in India before opening an antenna or help to deliver courses in Mauritius. She also contacted the UGC with which it has an agreement.

"We asked the UGC to give us clarification on all of this. Their record speaks for central universities, private and government. The manual seems to say that a central university can operate abroad. Then we want to know if this manual is applicable for courses abroad before June 27 and what are the consequences "ahead Sabheer Kasenally.

Asked about this, the Minister of Higher Education Rajesh Jeetah said Monday on Radio Plus that "only the TEC can afford" universities to operate in Mauritius and that "it is the fact that TEC regulations and s 'ensures that everything goes well. "

EIILM - The authorities warned since 2007
"The University EIILM was not included in the list of universities Being maintained under section 2 (F) of the UGC ACT 1956. "This note comes from a correspondence between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the regulatory body for higher education institutions in India, and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in 2007. Several elements come and demonstrate the legality of the Eastern Institute and Integrated Learning Management (EIILM) had been questioned by the UGC in 2007.

A delegation from the UGC, we learn, had made the trip a few months later in Mauritius [2007] and was again informed that the Mauritian authorities EIILM had received no permission to go to export to a another country and its diplomas in Mauritius will not be recognized by the UGC.
Other information indicates that the director of the TEC at the time, Praveen Mohadeb, would have objected to the opening of the "branch campus" in Mauritius, but have changed my mind and gave its approval for the creation of this Ebony institution of higher education.

Another point of contention: the UGC was established in 2007 on the principle that any Indian university must wait at least five years old before going to export abroad. However, the facts show that EIILM had started courses in India in 2008. And it was not until 2013 that this branch should open in Mauritius. The EIILM began its course in 2007 in Mauritius.The question now is what happens to students who have earned a degree from this institution. So far they have not yet measured the magnitude of recent events, it is that they may be surprised when they decide to go study elsewhere.

If graduates decide to go to India as well, the chances of them being admitted to a university will be minimal. "When Indian universities teach a student of EIILM Mauritius wishes to continue his studies in its campus, it will be disqualified from office," says one in the middle.

Other countries, however, may be less severe in the admission of these students, in the sense that each university in different parts of the world has specific criteria. Thus, depending on the laws of the "regulatory bodies" that exist in these countries, the regulations may be different.

Sunil Jeetah reassures
The director of EIILM reassuring on the Facebook page of the institution. In an article published in August 8 to 20 h 34, Sunil Jeetah argues that the controversy is only made by politicians and journalists. And specifies that EIILM is not directed by Ramnath Jeetah Trust and his brother, Minister Rajesh Jeetah, has no connection with the tertiary institution. Sunil Jeetah also emphasizes that "patents are accredited by the TEC, found in India and around the world."

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