28 January 2009
The Government of Gujarat, in India announced on January 20th a ground-breaking education policy change, allowing international education boards, including University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to formally register their provision of international examinations.
Schools already registered with CIE in Gujarat include Ahmedabad International School, Riverside School, Mahatma Gandhi International School, JG International School in Ahmedabad, Nelson's International School and Galaxy International School in Rajkot.
The new policy also directs all universities in the state of Gujarat to accept applications from CIE students in line with recommendations by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), meaning all CIE students will now be eligible to apply to both state-run and national universities.
Ian Chambers, Regional Manager, University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), South Asia, said: "This resolution will allow schools to choose the pathway which best suits their students. This policy change by the Government of Gujarat will facilitate the progression of thousands of students and is fine example of a progressive policy to allow Indian students access to the benefits of international education."