New Delhi: The central government has taken steps to allow branches of famous foreign universities like Oxford, Stanford, Yale etc. in India.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a draft bill in this regard for public consultation. The Bill will be tabled in Parliament after public consultation.
Although graduates of Indian educational institutions have gone on to hold leadership positions in international organizations like Google and Microsoft, the competitiveness of most students is lagging behind in the international environment.
India ranks 101 out of 133 countries listed in the 2022 Global Competitiveness Index. In this case, the central government has made an effort to change the skills of Indian students to international standards.
Already some foreign universities are providing education to Indian students through alliances with Indian educational institutes. The current decision of the central government will allow foreign universities to open branches in India. Indian students spend huge sums of money to go abroad to get an international standard of education.
In this case, it is said that if branches of foreign universities are opened in India, students will get quality education at a low cost.