8th meet of SAARC Committee of Heads of University Grants Commissions & equivalent bodies held in Nepal

4/22/2013
In Nepal , the eighth meeting of the SAARC Committee of Heads of University Grants Commissions and equivalent bodies were held in Kathmandu. According to the SAARC Secretariat discussions were held on matters relating to benchmarking higher education standards among SAARC member states , mutual recognition of professional degrees , achieving a common regional education standard, quality assurance and accreditation mechanism in the two day meeting.

Discussions were also held on SAARC Chair Felllowship Scholarship Scheme and Open and distance learning including SAARC- UNESCO cooperation . It also agreed mechanisms relating to streamlining the process of cooperation in higher education. The next meeting is to be held in Sri Lanka in April 2014 . The meeting had been inaugurated yesterday by Nepal’s Foreign Minister Madhav Ghimre and was also attended by SAARC Secretary - General Ahmed Saleem .
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