Allaying apprehensions of MPs on the entry of foreign universities, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday appealed for a “change in the mindset” and assured the Lok Sabha that the government would evolve an elaborate and strict monitoring mechanism to regulate their entry.
Replying to a marathon discussion in the Lok Sabha on the demands for grants under control of the HRD Ministry as allocated in the budget for 2009-10, Mr. Sibal belied the fears of the members that foreign universities, if allowed to set up their establishments in India, would enslave the country. He also made a plea for keeping education free from politics.
“Change your mindset”
“The time has come that you must change your mindset. India is too big and strong a country and nobody can enslave our country. We will not allow every foreign university to come here. We will monitor the entire process,” he said in his 45-minute reply.
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