Krishnagar: The National Ranking Framework introduced by the Centre to evaluate performance of higher education institutions in the country will have a separate set of parameters for IISERs from the next academic year.
Announcing this at the 4th convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Kolkata on Monday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said the IISERs have contributed significantly in the study of basic sciences within a very short period of time.
"These institutes went ahead forging academic collaboration links with renowned institutes abroad and this will allow the students to access academic facilities abroad while studying at the Indian institutions," Irani said.
"For the first time in the history of our country, the government of India has allowed our institutions to tie up with foreign institutions for degree programmes," Irani said at the IISER's Mohanpur campus in Nadia district.
For this, Indian educational institutions, which enter into academic tie-ups with foreign institutes would have to ensure that students who opt for these courses would study at least one semester for post-graduate degrees and two semesters for under-graduate degrees abroad, she had said earlier.
Following this, the students now have the choice in doing two semesters in foreign institution in under graduate courses and also one semester in post graduate courses, she said.
As per the new norms, the name of the parent and foreign institutions would be mentioned on the degree certificate for such courses, the Minister said.