A £5 million-a-year (US$8.15 million) partnership between India and the UK is to help the bid by the world's second most populous country to treble the number of university places to 40 million, writes John Morgan for Times Higher Education.
The British and Indian governments last week announced the second phase of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), originally launched in 2006.
The project takes account of India's aim to increase its student numbers from 13 million to about 40 million by 2020, which will involve the creation of 800 new universities. The second phase of UKIERI includes "a five-year strategic plan to transform leadership and management in Indian schools, higher education and further education institutions".
Full report on the Times Higher Education site
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