India’s University Grants Commission released regulations to set up foreign branch campuses in India

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On 8 November 2023, India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) published regulations for the establishment and operation of foreign university branch campuses in India. 

These regulations, available on UGC’s website, implement the Indian Government’s commitment under the National Education Policy 2020 to internationalise India’s higher education sector. The regulations will provide for foreign universities ranked in the global top 500 or top 500 subject rankings, or those institutions with exceptional expertise in a specific area, to establish and operate a branch campus in India.

The Department of Education staff have developed a Note on the UGC regulations, outlining important details of the new regulatory settings.

The Department of Education will continue to work closely with the UGC to understand next steps. Enquiries should be directed to: