Indian universities need competitors, No copycats
The government has done well to ease the opening of campuses of foreign universities in India. Instead of waiting interminably for Parliament to pass the Foreign Education Providers Bill, it has permitted the department of industrial policy and promotion to allow such proposals on certain conditions. Besides existing for a few decades, the varsities must be non-profit in their home countries. In India, they will have non-profit status and will be governed by the Companies Act. The proposals for new campuses will be routed through the UGC, whose regulations will be applicable to them. While this is welcome, a word of caution on UGC’s role will be in order.
(Courtesy of Sannam S4)
Source: The New Indian Express