Northern Emirates of the UAE have 76 Schools following Indian Curriculum. 67 schools follow CBSE Curriculum, 5 schools follow ICSE curriculum and 7 schools follow Kerala State Board curriculum. Three out of the seven schools offering Kerala Board Curriculum also offer CBSE Curriculum. Emirate wise and curriculum wise breakup of the number of school is tabulated below:
|Sr.No.||Name of Emirate||CBSE Schools||ICSE Schools||Kerala Board Schools|
|4||Ras Al Khaimah||5||—||1|
|6||Umm Al Quwain||1||—||2|
*These school also offer CBSE Curriculum.
Dubai and other northern Emirates also offer good opportunity for higher education. As much as 35 universities including foreign universities are listed with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority Dubai (KHDA). Commission of Academic Accreditation under the Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi lists 78 Institutes/ universities which are accredited by CAA. Three Indian universities viz. Amity university, BITS Pilani and Manipal University have their offshore campuses in Dubai whereas Institute of Management Technology (IMT) is accredited by CAA. Indian students intending to persue higher studies in UAE should ensure that the institute/university they choose for their higher studies is approved/ accredited by KHDA/CAA or is authorised to operate offshore campus by UGC( in case of Indian universities).
Attention of students is also invited to various guidelines issued by UGC from time to time barring State Universities/State Private universities to operate Distance Education centres outside the territorial jurisdiction of the state. Students are, therefore, advised not to persue higher studies at distance education centres claiming to be affiliated to any of the state university in India. It is also important to note that the Ministry of Education, UAE does not recognise degrees obtained through Distance/ Private mode of study.
The Education Section of the Consulate issues genuineness certificates of educational qualification obtained from India to persons holding valid U.A.E. visas. This certificate is required by ministries and employers in the UAE and comprises of
- a signed confirmation of the genuineness of the certificate / qualification issued in response to the Consulate’s request by the University or board in India and
- Certificate issued by the Consulate endorsing (a) above.