INDIA: Doors open wide for foreign universities

An increasing number of foreign universities are opening programmes in India, reports Transcript. According to a study by the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration in New Delhi, 131 Indian institutions - mostly business schools - currently work in partnership with British and American universities.

In India, foreign education is highly sought after. According to the Ministry of Human Resources, each year 100,000 students spend $4 billion to study in foreign countries.

India is poorly equipped to handle the demand for higher education. Of the 300,000 engineering diplomas awarded each year, it is estimated that only a quarter of recipients are competent to work in the industry. In addition, college professors are increasingly turning to the more lucrative private sector, leaving currently 5,000 vacancies in public universities.
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