India's new PSE minister to push legislation allowing foreign universities

June 12, 2009

Kapil Sibal, the new minister responsible for higher education in India, is pledging prompt action on long-delayed legislation to allow foreign universities to operate in the country. Among his initiatives is to update university curricula in order to be able to compete at the international level. Sibal is also stressing the importance of having institutions operate in relative independence of government control in order to remain strong in a competitive environment. The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)