22 July 2022
The UK and India have signed a historic agreement to officially recognise each other's higher education qualifications.
The agreement will allow Indian students who graduate from UK universities to apply for postgraduate qualifications, or embark on government careers that require university qualifications, when they return home.
Lakshmi Iyer, SI-UK India Managing Director, said: "This agreement is long awaited and removes a hurdle that UK 1-year Masters qualified Indians had in terms of being academically accepted for Indian government jobs and services examinations.
"At SI-UK we welcome this exciting development and look to support Indian students who are looking to study in the UK to fulfill their dreams of getting a high quality and internationally recognised qualification."
International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: "UK universities already have a fantastic reputation around the globe. Now, we are delighted to deliver on our promise to unblock barriers to trade between our two nations and make UK higher education even easier to access and more appealing to Indian students."
I sincerely thank SI-UK for getting me accepted to UCL. The MSc in Urban Development and Planning is extremely competitive, but the right guidance provided by SI-UK made my dream of studying at University College London a reality. The services were exceptional from beginning to end.
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