HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2275W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, considering the largely increased number of passes in the arts and science examinations of the Calcutta University reported in the quinquennial report on educational progress in Bengal, and the conclusion drawn there-from that there has been a steady lowering of standard, the question of levelling up the standard of examinations in Indian universities to that of British universities, so as to secure the recognition of Indian examinations in the United Kingdom, has been put before the conference of delegates from the various universities in India at its meeting at Simla for consideration; and, if not, what steps it is proposed to take in the matter?


No report of the proceedings of the conference in question has yet been received, but it is understood that the equivalence of Indian degrees and diplomas and their recognition in the United Kingdom was among the subjects for discussion.