For years, Sibal has been flagging the education reforms including the Foreign Education Bill for years and all through knowing well that it will not see the light of the day in the form it was in. I did a blog way back in March 2010 that SIBAL’S FOREIGN EDUCATION BILL IS MERE RHETORIC and at that time few believed my thinking as Sibal spoke so eloquently on all our TV debates. Then in April 2013 I followed it up with another blog quoting an article from Forbes.
Anyways, I have written enough on this and now that the Foreign Education Bill is not going through at all… let me share an article from Times Higher Education Supplement on what is happening with all the institutions that believed in the promotions of the proposed foreign education bill and invested in the idea… My only take is that Indians go overseas to study not just to get a degree but for many other reasons… Lets not forget that.
It’s a jungle out there
25 October 2012
With legislation to open India to foreign universities still unforthcoming, it remains a difficult environment for Western institutions hoping to secure a lucrative prize. Joanna Sugden reports from New Delhi
The lizard scuttling across the car park is about the only sign of life at the University of Strathclyde’s Indian campus.
It is a sunny morning in the middle of the autumn term but the elaborate fountain in front of the building has been shut off and the name on the arched entrance gate covered over. Inside, the plush auditorium with seats for 250 is empty, the benches of the six lecture halls are unfilled and the library shelves are bare.
A year ago, Strathclyde’s Business School, in partnership with the Indian logistics company SKIL Infrastructure, opened the three-storey building in Greater Noida on the far outskirts of New Delhi and sent its staff in to teach. They were frontier academics, some of the very first to deliver British degrees at a UK campus on Indian soil. But their expedition has so far failed. Strathclyde SKIL Business School managed to enrol just six students in 2011-12. Recruitment was so low for this year that in August Strathclyde retreated from the country while it carried out a “full review”.
Read rest of the article on http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=421557