Ministry mulls ways to boost international student numbers

According to officials, the Ministry of Education is deliberating upon measures to increase the number of international students coming to India for higher studies, reports PTI.

In a review meeting of the ministry’s Study in India programme with partner institutions, Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare said the criteria for this programme would soon be revised so that more institutions that have the necessary infrastructure and academic quality can join. “No distinction will be made between private and public institutions in matters of supporting internationalisation,” he said at the meeting.

He called upon all partner institutions to set up world-class hostels for international students. There is a provision for financial assistance for this under the Champion Services Sector Scheme that supports Study in India, which can be provided to some institutions … “In addition, there is an urgent requirement of setting up international students’ offices in every institution that takes in international students. This office should work as a single window support for anything that the international students may need, right from the day they get selected to join the institution,” he said.
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