Odishatv Bureau

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all the universities to correctly, within a time bound period, send degree verification reports to Indian Missions abroad.

This move of the UGC was in line with the concerns expressed by the Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs over delay in degree verification by Indian universities. He raised the issue during his recent visit to Dubai. 

“During a visit of Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs to Dubai, one of the many issues that came up during the meetings was verification report to be sent by Indian universities to the Mission or Post abroad.

“It is felt there is need to facilitate the verification reports more expeditiously to further enable the Consulate to issue Genuineness Certificate for purpose of jobs to Indian degree holders,” UGC Secretary PK Thakur said in a letter to Vice Chancellors of varsities.

The commission has also directed the educational institutions to send reports on time and preferably in typewritten format instead of handwritten, in English only along with all details required by the Consulate”.