The National Education Policy 2020 paves the way for foreign universities establishing campuses in India and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, said they will bring “global exposure” to Indian students at a recent function. But top foreign universities seem less enthusiastic about the proposition.

When checked with the 15 foreign universities at the top of foreign university rankings, and of those that responded, not one is planning to open an “offshore campus” in India. Cambridge University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology stated they had no plans of starting campuses and admitting undergraduates; University of Chicago said it already has a centre in India to facilitate research collaborations but was non-committal about a campus. The NEP envisions universities in the top 100 in international institutional rankings, Time Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds, setting up in India.

Passed in July, the NEP allows foreign universities to set up overseas campuses in India. As per the NEP 2020, foreign universities establishing campuses in India will be helped by the government through a legislative framework facilitating their entry, and foreign universities will be given special dispensation regarding regulatory, governance, and content norms on par with other autonomous institutions in India.

Source: Careers 360

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