INDIA: UK keen to send students to Indian universities

In a reverse trend, the UK government is interested in sending British students to study in India, reports The Times of India. "We want to set up a UK-India school to facilitate British students to come and study in India," said Bill Rammell, UK minister of state, lifelong learning, further and higher education. This is part of a slew of initiatives by the British government to strengthen education ties with India.

"We have a similar model in China, which is very popular. In fact, it is over-subscribed. And we are confident that with India's rising economic importance, many British students would be keen to visit India to get a first-hand experience of the country's politics, education and culture," added Rammell, who was in India to address a skill seminar organised under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry.

Rammell was upbeat about the Indian government's response to the proposal. Following a meeting with D Purandeswari, minister of state for human resource development and higher education, he said: "It has been decided that a working group will now be formed to work out the regulatory framework."
Full report on The Times of India site