India’s Foreign Education Institution Bill

By admin • March 26th, 2010

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Since the Indian Government gave the green light to The Foreign Education Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill 2010, as it  is officially known, there has been a debate raging on the blogsphere as to the real benefits of the bill.

Heralded by Kapil Sibal, the Minister of Human Resources Development, as the most fundamental change since the liberalization policies in the early 1990’s, the Bill has already divided critics as to its ultimate success; so does the Bill represent a new beginning of such promise that it will revolutionise India as the initial economic reforms did almost two decades ago or will it be a false start, put into the history books as the bill that never made it past the start line?

Here’s the latest news from the blogsphere:

Foreign Educational Institutions Bill – Rahul Writes

I fear only the rank-B foreign schools would come to India. And these institutes would not stop the outgoing students. When one decides to join a foreign university, money or class room education is not the only things in mind. …

Will a Foreign Degree lose its sheen in India, Today News – By …

Although Sibal is optimistic for the ball to cross the boundary leading to increase in competition, enhanced choices, benchmark quality education but the Cabinet clearance of the Bill evoked a mixed response. Roy Anderson, rector, Imperial College London, … Deepak Pental dispelled all the worries about the entry of foreign institutions in India and said that, “The Indian institutions would experience a global education standard with those of their foreign counterparts.” …

Union Cabinet clears Foreign Education Bill | Education Master

The long awaited foreign education bill was finally cleared by Union Cabinet on today that will allow foreign universities to set up institutions in the country. The Union government approved The Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010. … According to the approved bill there will be eight months and three levels of registration format for granting approval to any foreign educational institution to set up their institute in India. …

News Article | PIER | Professional International Education Resources

But the bill would also eliminate a provision in the current law that prohibits a foreign institution from conferring degrees in India. That law has limited foreign universities to discrete programs, usually in collaboration with Indian …

‘No threat from foreign universities entering India’ | NewsX

Higher educational institutions, including IITs and IIMs, on Tuesday hailed the government’s go-ahead for a bill to allow entry of foreign education providers in India and sought to allay any threat posed by the institutions from abroad …

Spotlight on the India’s Foreign Education Bill: Will It Help?

If this bill becomes an act, it would allow foreign universities to set up shop in India AND award degrees. (Current regulations allow 100% FDI in education and foreign collaborations in technical education by registration with AICTE, …

University World News – INDIA: Foreign universities – a reality check

Undoubtedly, the foreign universities bill is a positive development as it will improve quality and practice in higher education. However, it has to be enacted in the context of the needs of India and the landscape of global higher …

Our initial assessment of India’s Foreign Education Institution Bill 2010 leaves us with an open but hopeful mind-set.

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