An agreement signed between the TEC and AIU and presented to the Council of Ministers last Friday, was to regulate the qualifications of all students who have studied at a university affiliation operating on Indian soil to Mauritius.
However, an article published on the website of the online newspaper Times of India has taken off balance this agreement. Its title: "Fraud Campus broke rules in Both Mauritius and India." In this article, a senior official of the Indian Ministry of Human Resources says: "Even-have set up institutes That offshore Legally campus are not allowed to give Indian degree. Indian degree is banned on foreign soil. Regulation is very clear in this regard. "
It is important to note that the TEC has decided to turn to the AIU recently after the University Grants Commission (UGC), the regulatory body of Indian universities, has shown some reluctance to sign a 'Full Fledge Agreement' with it . The regulatory body Mauritian universities wanted to sign an agreement with the UGC which would regulate all institutions of higher education to Indian affiliate operating in the Mauritian soil and, at the same time, ensure the recognition of all qualifications that have been awarded since 2007.
The director of the UGC, Ved Prakash, who was in Mauritius there two weeks, stated that efforts were being made to put this agreement. Except once returned to India, Ved Prakash had received instructions from his superiors. So that the situation has changed. Indeed, India would have to understand that this agreement Maurice could regulate only the diplomas will be awarded from next year. So that the diplomas were awarded between 2007 and 2013 will not be recognized in India.
Unhappy with the conditions imposed by the UGC, the TEC has decided to turn to the AIU. Give the Indian equivalent to all diplomas were awarded outside the Indian territory through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) This institution aims.
Conscious strategy that wanted to use Mauritius to thwart the UGC, the Indian Ministry of Human Resources has decided to get tough stating that " AIU will not be able to recognise degrees given by EIILM’s off-shore campus for the simple reason that the campus itself was illegal "