Top universities, IITs hope to set up outposts in Britain

Leading Indian universities and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are in talks to open up outposts in Britain to cater to British students, writes Naomi Canton for TNN. This comes as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to internationalise Indian higher education – one of the recommendations of the new National Education Policy of India.

Michelle Donelan, UK higher education minister, tweeted on Monday 14 February: “Our door is always open to the IITs, which could be a tremendous asset to this country. Mutual cooperation in higher education is a great source of strength and friendship between the UK and India.”

Gaitri Kumar, high commissioner of India to the UK, confirmed at an Observer Research Foundation webinar: “Foreign institutes of repute are invited to establish branches of their institutions in India. We have only last week shared the desire of our IITs to open campuses in the UK and I must say that this has been well received.”
Full report on The Times of India site