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50 foreign varsities interested in having campus in India

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About 50 foreign universities, including Duke University from the US, have evinced interest in setting up campuses in India as the government is all set to introduce a bill to allow entry of such institutions.

These institutions, mostly from the US, the UK and Australia , have approached the HRD Ministry in the last three months, a senior official said. Duke, a renowned private university in the US, offers courses in various streams and research studies.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said non-profit making institutions would be allowed to set up campuses in the country.

The Foreign Education Providers Bill is before the Cabinet, which is expected to take it up tomorrow.

“Institutions can make surplus money. But they cannot distribute it among their shareholders. They can spend it for further expansion of the institution,” Sibal has said.

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Sibal allays fears on foreign universities

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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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