UAE to issue equivalency for Indian degrees

In a huge relief for many expats, the Ministry of Education has agreed to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees that match the set criteria, the Indian embassy has announced.

Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said the ministry has agreed to accept Indian academic and professional certificates after the embassy issued clarifications on the issue of the external and internal marks mentioned in mark lists.

"There was lack of clarity about the fact that some of our universities issue both internal and external mark sheets as part of their degrees. These were not accepted by the UAE side, leading to considerable difficulty for those seeking jobs and even for some teachers already holding jobs," the envoy told Khaleej Times. Many Indians were caught in a tight spot after their degree certificates were rejected for equivalency, and they had approached the embassy seeking help.  According to a Press release issued by the embassy, Suri called on the UAE Minister of Education, Hussain Al Hammadi, to resolve the issue.