Think tank told to devise rules for foreign universities

Ivy League universities like Harvard and Yale could set up campuses in India soon with the government asking its policy think tank, NITI Aayog, to prepare a framework for opening doors to foreign universities, writes Chetan Chauhan for the Hindustan Times.

The initiative, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign that seeks to draw foreign investment, can potentially fetch millions of dollars and revolutionise the country’s higher education sector.

Sources say the National Institution for Transforming India, or NITI, Aayog will hold consultations with various stakeholders, including the ministry of human resource development and state governments, on new regulations like leaving foreign institutions out of the purview of the higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission.
Full report on the Hindustan Times site