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INDIA: Reality check on foreign university bill
Only 21% of Indian students in the US who participated in the most comprehensive study yet of their future plans said they would have stayed in India for higher education even with access to American teachers. The finding is significant because it comes as parliament is set to debate the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill aimed at allowing top foreign universities into India, writes Charu Sudan Kasturi for Hindustan Times.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has repeatedly argued that the bill will help curtail the loss of US$4 billion currently spent by Indian students in seeking higher education abroad.

But the findings of the study titled Will They Return? by Tata Institute of Social Sciences political science professor Venkatesh Kumar and David Finegold, dean of Rutgers University's School of Management and Labour Relations, suggest this might not prove easy. The absence of professionalism, work ethic and cutting edge research were cited by students as the biggest reasons for wanting to pursue higher education in the US.
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