Karnataka Minister of Education, Dr. Ashwath Narayan, met John McMorris, director, and Margaret Curran, international partnership manager of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Edinburgh, during which the minister expressed an interest in exploring access to SQA and partner universities in Karnataka. He emphasized the importance of internationalization and cooperation.
SQA is the national awarding body in Scotland responsible for developing, accrediting, assessing, certifying and awarding qualifications other than university degrees. Several qualifications accredited and certified by SQA are accepted by the UK and international universities for advanced entry and credit transfer to undergrad and postgrad programs.
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International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC) has been associated with SQA to offer ISDC business qualifications with SQA classification. Numerous UK universities accept ISDC qualifications for articulation. ISDC Level 6 is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 for entry into undergraduate studies in India. Moreover, JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University) in Bengaluru, has recruited many international students through the ISDC-SQA partnership.
In light of the new UGC regulations on double degrees and credit exchange in India, ISDC partner universities are considering including levels 7 and 8 in their degree programs so that students can complete their bachelor’s degree at a UK university after two years in India. complete.
ISDC is the leading provider of UK education and skills, partners with UK universities and professional bodies to expand their reach and visibility internationally and has an active presence in India with over 200 university partnerships, reads the official press release.
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Tom Joseph, Executive Director for Strategy and Development at ISDC, said: “ISDC has been in active contact with many Indian higher education institutions. This year’s theme is the new UGC regulation regarding partnerships between Indian and foreign institutions. in higher education. ISDC is excited to bring British universities and SQA to the Indian market. ISDC is organizing several university roundtables in Indian cities in this context.”
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