NEP 2020: Can India attract foreign universities?
“The National Education Policy opens doors for foreign universities to set up a campus in India—a policy that has long been in limbo—but its success depends greatly on the next steps of implementation
One of the key reasons western universities set up foreign campuses is to increase their reach to students in other countries and generate additional fee revenue. “The reduction in international student applications to these university’s home campuses due to post-study work visa restrictions has increased this trend. As mid-tier universities depend more on student fee revenue than universities in the global top 50, it’s mostly these that set up international campuses in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, the UAE etc. Very few top 50 universities have opened foreign campuses as they feel it reduces the exclusivity of the home campus.” The vague mention in the NEP, which says that universities that will be allowed within India should be from the top 100 universities—it does not specify which such ranking it refers to- Dr. Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group”