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Missing link in UGC's foreign university plans to set up campuses in India

Educational emigration will remain high unless India strengthens the skill development ecosystem in higher education, say students and teachers


Few experts believe, however, that the skill ecosystem and higher education are two “different animals”

Debarghya SanyalShiva Rajora New Delhi
Indian students pursuing higher educa­tion degrees are not very excited about foreign universities setting up camp­uses in India. Last month, the University Grants Commission (UGC) unveiled draft norms for allowing, for the first time, foreign universities to set up campuses in India with autonomy to decide the admission procedure and fee structure. But students and teachers believe that foreign campuses will not be enough to stymie educational emigration.

A report on international migration patterns by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development also re­cen­tly pointed out that Indians studying in economically developed countries were the most likely among all foreign students

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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 6:04 PM IST

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