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Cooperation between DHIK and IGCHE confirmed in both consortium meetings

Gratifying news in the first quarter of 2021: DHIK and IGCHE decide to cooperate

A new cooperation has been established with the international consortium DHIK, which is primarily concerned with double degrees in engineering with strong partners in China and Mexico, and the Indo-German network IGCHE, which brings Indian students to Germany for double degrees. Both consortia have voted in favour of this cooperation by a majority in the respective consortium meeting.

A brief portrait of the DHIK:

The double degree program with Tongji University in Shanghai started with its foundation in 2004. Ten years later, the consortium expanded its range of countries to include Mexico and agreed on a double degree program with the university Tecnológico de Monterrey. The focus of the exchange program is on engineering degree programs. The consortium now counts 34 universities from Germany and Switzerland among its members and has already paved the way for more than 2,000 students to earn a double degree.

A brief portrait of the IGCHE:

The Indo-German Center for Higher Education started in 2010 as a cooperation between four German universities and two Indian partners. Eight German and three Indian partners are now involved, jointly offering four engineering degree programs for Indian students and quality-assured semesters abroad for German students. With German Language Centers on site in India, the IGCHE ensures a high level of language proficiency for more than 250 active students.

The chairmen of both consortia, Prof. Fröhling and Prof. Leonhard, are looking forward to a successful and forward-looking cooperation.

Visa Situation for IGCHE Students

It seems most German consulates in India lifted covid-19-related visa appointment restrictions for language course and exchange students.

So for those of you who already passed TestDaF, you should apply for an appointment in the category "Student Exchange Program". You do not need an "aggregate score 90% in 12th Standard" for that anymore. For those of you who intend to do a course at IIK, please select the category "Language course/internship in preparation for a study (course)".

Here is the link for visa appointments:

Select "For National visa application (stay in Schengen is for more than 90 days) submission at the VAC or at the Embassy/Consulate please click here" from there.

Good luck!

Prof. Dr. Dirk Fröhling
IGCHE Chairman

Visa Situation for IGCHE Students

As you know if you are currently applying for a Germany Visa, it is very hard to get an appointment at the consulate, due to the Corona situation. The IGCHE is aware of this, and we have been in contact with the consulates and the embassy since the beginning of the month. Unfortunately, so far we have only received suspensive answers, the special situation of IGCHE students is not recognized.

I have also contacted the Ministry of Economics of North Rhine-Westphalia, and they have drawn the ambassador's attention to the importance of the IGCHE program for the German-Indian economic relations. So far nothing came out of this, but the ministry and we are sticking to it.

We will continue our efforts to bring you to Germany as soon as possible. If we achieve anything, we will let you know immediately. Hope to see you soon!

Best regards, stay save

Prof. Dr. Dirk Fröhling
IGCHE Chairman

New IGCHE Partner: Techno India Group & Sister Nivedita University

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We are proud to announce our new partnership: Techno India Group and Sister Nivedita University is the first partner university of IGCHE from Eastern India.

Students enrolled in the B.Tech programmes at TIG & SNU in Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering can opt for the Knowledge Collaboration Programmes between IGCHE and TIG & SNU. First 3 years of study will be at TIG Colleges/ SNU and the final year will be at a German University under IGCHE Consortium. On successful completion of the programme at both the Universities, the student will be eligible to receive degree certificate from SNU or MAKAUT (if enrolled in TIG Colleges) and Certificate of Completion from the German University under IGCHE consortium.

We are looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration.

Cover Story on IGCHE

Cover story on IGCHE in Higher Education Review magazine.


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