Campuses of foreign universities may open in India in next 2 years - UGC Chairperson
"We are conscious of this fact. UGC's standing committee will examine quality of education": University Grants Commission Chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar when asked whether foreign universities in India will have the same quality of education as universities abroad
The University Grants Commission released draft regulations that will let foreign universities set up campuses in the country. "It will be a win-win situation", says UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar.
"We are conscious of this fact. UGC's standing committee will examine the quality of education", he further added. UGC doesn't get into the regulation of tuition fees. It is left to the universities to decide. The same thing has to be applicable in this case.
When asked if he expects that in the next two years, CAPM of foreign universities Jagdish Kumar said, "We are trying to spread more awareness about the new rules. We are writing letters to 55 ambassadors of foreign countries, which are in New Delhi. These are the countries where these top universities are located."
He said, "We are also writing to the Indian ambassador in these countries. Also, we are contacting universities. There is an online process to apply and then we will give them letters of intent. We can hope that their Two years after giving the order, they will build their campus in India. In the next two years, a lot of activities are going to happen from the UGC side."