Foreign universities could help to meet booming demand, bring much-needed foreign investment and drive up quality in Indian HE, according to the think tank tasked with crafting policy for foreign HE providers to operate in the country.
Indian market entry specialist Sannam S4 has opened the first US office to serve the high calibre US Business Centers initiative that aims to deepen education and trade ties between the two countries. The launch coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, DC.
In a recent survey of more than 40,000 students in 118 countries, 60% said they would be less likely to choose the US as a study destination if Donald Trump were to be elected president of the country this November.
Ten states have so far come out in favour of enabling foreign higher education institutions to operate in the country. Meanwhile, the British Council has urged UK providers not to wait for new legislation to pass to collaborate with Indian institutions.