New Delhi: On Monday, the Cabinet cleared the Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010, which allows foreign universities to set up campuses in India, while regulating their entry and operation. The Bill is now poised to be introduced in Parliament.
HRD minister Kapil Sibal is of the opinion that the Bill will benefit higher education in India by increasing gross enrollment and competition, as well as attracting top universities like Harvard, Yale and Princeton.
But are the minister’s ambitions likely to be realized? Dr Pramath Sinha, founding dean of the Indian School of Business, and Dr Vijender Sharma, former president of the Delhi University Teacher’s Association, offer their views on the Bill in an exclusive video panel discussion for Mint.