Foreign students who are seeking admission in Indian colleges / universities have to get prior permission / approval from the University of Grants Commission (UGC) or Minister of Human Resources Development (MHRD).
In its latest notification of UGC, they have observed that the some universities in India are engaging with the foreign universities directly without informing to any government authorities. They also provide admission to the various courses to foreign students. The Indian missions in abroad kept in dark about admission process.
This causes damage to the Indian universities and it also leads to threats for the national security. To avoid such problems in the future, UGC has decided not allow any foreign students and Indian universities direct contact with any other universities without prior permission.
From now on no promotional activities abroad should be undertaken by any university / affiliated institutions without explicit knowledge / advice of local Indian Embassy / High Commission.
It is also mandatory for any higher educational institutions planning any activities, promotional or otherwise, to avail prior approval of MHRD & UGC. If any of the college / university failing to do so, UGC will take action against the contravening institutions / universities.