Foreign universities bill put onto the backburnerThe Economic Times. Instead, the ministry is focusing on the troika of bills – prevention of malpractices, setting up education tribunals and mandatory accreditation for institutions – that forms the core of its higher education reform agenda.
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's decision to put the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill on the backburner is in line with the strategy adopted in the budget session – move ahead with the less contentious bills to create a momentum.
In the past, Sibal has pushed the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill as central to increasing opportunities and improving quality in the higher education sector. However, he is well aware that a bill as contentious as allowing foreign education institutions to set up campuses in India could well derail his entire legislative agenda.
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