The evaluation of Indian degrees by institutions of higher education in Nova Scotia

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dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Chopra, Roshan 2011-05-09T12:32:32Z 2011-05-09T12:32:32Z 1972
dc.identifier.other LB2381 C45
dc.description vi, 178 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 148-153.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken primarily to survey the policies of the universities in Nova Scotia regarding the evaluation of Indian degrees for purposes of admission and to make some specific recommendations. Questionnaires were sent to the following: (a) the admissions officers of six universities in the province, (b) Indian faculty members at Nova Scotian universities, and (c) Indian immigrants living in Nova Scotia. The returns revealed that: 1. At present there appear to be no well-defined policies concerning the admission of Indian university graduates; 2. The majority of Indian professors felt that holders of Indian Bachelor’s degrees in the first or second division (class) should be admitted to a Master’s degree programme. However, there was no consensus regarding degree holders in the third division; 3. A large majority of the responding immigrants equated Indian certificates, diplomas, and degrees with similar credentials obtainable in Nova Scotia, and felt that all desirous candidates should be given the opportunity to further their education. Recommendations based on the questionnaire results and on studies of Indian university education include the following: 1. Applicants with Bachelor’s degrees in arts, science, or commerce in their first or second division should be admissible to a two-year Master’s degree programme, although the candidates should be encouraged to register in the final year of an undergraduate Honours programme; 2. Those applicants who hold degrees in the third division and reside in Nova Scotia should, upon formal screening and recommendation of a member of the faculty, be admitted to the final year of an undergraduate degree programme.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LB2381
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Nova Scotia -- Entrance requirements
dc.subject.lcsh Degrees, Academic -- India -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Students, Foreign -- Nova Scotia
dc.title The evaluation of Indian degrees by institutions of higher education in Nova Scotia
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Education Masters Faculty of Education Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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