Private universities are expanding abroad

Foreign universities crave access to India’s booming higher education market. Less well known is how some Indian institutions are venturing overseas, reports The Economist.

Atul Chauhan, the chancellor of Amity University, rattles off a list of countries, including America, Britain, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, where his Indian outfit has so far opened operations. This month Amity, a non-profit owned by a for-profit conglomerate, AKC Group, will open its latest foreign outpost, in Romania. Next on its list are Australia, Germany, Brazil and Japan, among others. “Our target is 50 countries in the next 10 years,” says Chauhan.

Shobha Mishra Ghosh of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI, a business lobby group in Delhi, notes that there are a number of private university groups with the “deep pockets” to expand abroad – as a number of them are now doing.
Full report on The Economist site