Indian Government plan to allow foreign universities in India is a game changer

The Narendra Modi Government of India has taken steps to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India – this will be a major game changer.


The Bill aims to set up a single higher education regulator that will replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

The Bill carries a clause stating that the new Higher Education Commission can permit “highly-reputed foreign universities” to set up campuses in India.

Skills and education are part of the focus of my mission to India in November – we will report back on this game changer.

Author: Stephen Manallack

Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand. Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication. Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India. Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India. A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.

One thought on “Indian Government plan to allow foreign universities in India is a game changer”

  1. Very nice article summed up well. Today India needs to urgently traction Internatioalisation of Higher Education in India by way of entering into focused strategic academic alliances between selected Universities in India with known Universities from developed countries in the areas of R&D (academic), sharing new curriculums, train the lecturer courses, online and new job oriented courses at competitive pricing so that indian graduate get access to all new courses at affordable fee so that this will equip them to seek new employment avenues. Good initiative by the Central Government in India to invite foreign Universities to India.

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