The UK and India have signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the mutual recognition of educational qualifications, including maritime education, and a framework agreement on the healthcare workforce.
Indian bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees will be treated as equal to those of UK degrees. The UK and India signed Memorandums of understanding (MOU), on the mutual recognition of educational qualifications.
“These agreements will facilitate closer alignment on education between India and the UK, enhance short-term bilateral mobility and ensure mutual recognition of qualifications,” said the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
However, this agreement does not include professional degrees related to medicine, architecture, and pharmacy.
“From today (July 21) onwards, UK degrees will be recognised as equivalent to Indian degrees. You can take a degree there and will be eligible for employment here…this covers 90% of the graduates,” Commerce secretary Subrahmanyam told reporters.
The Framework Agreement on Healthcare Workforce will make it easier for the UK to quickly hire and train nurses and AHPs from India. According to the minister, given the shortage of nurses in the UK, the agreement will benefit both sides.