India moots inbound campaign, foreign provider bill
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ramping up efforts to promote India as a global study destination, planning a Study in India campaign and revisiting legislation to make it easier for foreign higher education providers to set up branch campuses in the country.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has been in consultation with higher education institutions about how to increase the number of overseas students at Indian institutions, including through a Study in India campaign.
The plan is set to be included into the New Education Policy currently being drafted by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, and could include funding for selected institutions to develop the infrastructure to accommodate more international students.
“What we are seeing currently are investments being made by the UK, Australia and USA in sending their students to India for short immersion programmes,” Lakshmi Iyer, director and head of education at market entry specialist Sannam S4, told The PIE News. (Courtesy of Sannam S4)
Source: The PIE News