Kapil Sibal seems to be a man on mission – His tenure as Education Minister is beckoning to bring about a sea-change in the way students are going to get education.
After announcing and implementing the bold move of discarding traditional Class 10th Exams and replacing it Grading system, his next target seems to be improving the quality of Education for College / University students.
Think about a situation which is exactly the opposite what it is today – Currently, students across the globe dream about pursuing their higher education in Universities like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. Out of thousands of students only few hundreds are able to fulfil their dream of studying in these colleges – thanks to hefty fees and other living expenses. For others, it just remains that – A Dream.
But now, it sure seems that things are going to change – Students can actually get these coveted College Degrees right here in India, that too at fees which are comparable to Indian Colleges.
Kapil Sibal, the Education Minister has said that many Foreign Top Universities have approached him to set up their Campuses in India. He said
For years, thousands of our students have travelled abroad for higher education. Now, let’s build India into a hub of top-class higher education to which the world comes.
He also mentioned that the fees will be at par with Indian Private unaided colleges, which is fraction of what it is in United States.
Delegates from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and Purdue have already visited India to learn more about and from the country. Infact, several foreign universities keen on coming to India have already moved beyond the spadework — Georgia Tech has bought land in Hyderabad and the Schulich School of Business at York University is ‘‘committed’’ to setting up a campus in Mumbai. (source)
India is already known for its Education worldwide – Now with these prestigious Institutions coming to India coupled with low fees and even lower cost of living, India sure has a potential to become an attractive University Hubs for students World-wide.
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