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Late for class - India woos foreign colleges as population clock ticks

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By Shyamantha AsokanNEW DELHI (Reuters) - When 19-year-old Pavitra Singh, one of 20 million students at India's universities and colleges, gets her degree in two years' time, she fears it will not be enough to secure a job.Indian employers tend to agree. Many say graduates from homegrown universities are often unemployable because job seekers do not have the skills they want, one reason why New Delhi is trying to fast-track legislation to allow foreign colleges, until now largely shut out of India, to open their own campuses in the country.On the cusp of a boom in its working-age population, ...

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First Published: Thu, October 03 2013. 12:30 IST
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