India seeks to admit foreign universities

From the Wall Street Journal:

India’s new minister in charge of higher education said he will push legislation to let foreign universities establish independent institutions in the country, potentially opening a huge market that schools from the U.S. and elsewhere have been clamoring to enter for years.

“I would hope that come 2010, universities around the world will be sprinting to come to India,” Kapil Sibal, minister of human resources development, which includes higher education, said in an interview Wednesday. He said he wants to open the market because India, despite its 1.1 billion-plus population, has an acute shortage of educated workers that threatens to inhibit economic expansion. More:

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