Jaipur National University has been given permission by the Ministry of Education to establish an offshore campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. An official notification released by the ministry noted, “The proposal of Jaipur National University, for the establishment of an Off-Shore Campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has been considered in this ministry as per the provisions of the UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations, 2003. However, this permission is subject to the acceptance of the conditions by the University through a legal undertaking before starting of academic session.”
In accordance with the guidelines and standards established by the UGC or any other relevant Statutory / Regulatory bodies, the university has been requested by the government to provide sufficient academic and physical infrastructure facilities for its Off-Shore Campus located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Additionally, the ministry has requested that the university guarantee the government is not subject to any financial or other liabilities.
The institution has been asked to guarantee that there is no diversion of financial resources from the income earned in the domestic campus of Jaipur National institution, Jaipur.
The guidelines further state, “Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan must maintain standards of education as prescribed by the UGC or Statutory Authorities concerned at the off-shore campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The university must not involve or engage in any such activity that may result in lowering in any way the prestige and reputation of Indian Higher Education.”
Additionally, Jaipur National University must avoid giving the idea to the broader public that it was “established” by a Central Act. The State Government of Rajasthan Act, which established the institution, ought to be mentioned.