A new policy has been announced in India that could re-shape the student mobility landscape. Indian educational institutions can now collaborate with those outside the country and enable students to spend up to two semesters abroad, recognised as part of their Indian-delivered degree.
Stakeholders have said the investigation blows the cover off an "open secret" of Indian agents falsifying bank statements and universities not verifying loan letters, with nearly 60 education agents in Hyderabad found to have submitted fraudulent loan documents.
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.