India’s higher education for a global leap

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 states that international universities need to set up campuses in India. This has the potential to be successful for students and the industry as a whole

India’s plan to completely review its higher education system and open it to international branches remains uncertain about how the country will achieve its high goals, but it is impressively welcomed by observers. The National Education Policy (NEP), approved after 12 months of public consultation, sets out a detailed 20-year plan to almost double the capacity of higher education. It plans to transform all higher education institutions into large interdisciplinary institutions with thousands of students through large-scale mergers and expansion programs and the phasing out of a single subject provider. I am. .. The goal is to have such a large facility in all counties by 2040 to act as a “cluster” of higher education or a hub of knowledge.

The NEP proposed to reorganize educational institutions into three types of research universities: educational universities and universities and finally confirmed that “the 100 best universities in the world will be easier to manage in India”. This is an idea that has been around for at least 10 years. Strategy also proposes extensive structural reforms to overcome India’s infamous bureaucratic formalism, provides competitive research funding and coordinates grants provided by government agencies. We propose a new independent national research fund. There is also the Indian Commission for Higher Education, which consists of committees focusing on the regulation, accreditation, funding and skills of graduates.

Craig Jeffrey, director of the Australian Indian Institute at the University of Melbourne, said NEP “is an impressive policy that does an excellent job of solving a number of difficult problems.”

Alan Ruby, a senior researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, said that: It is suitable for economic growth and competitiveness, social and gender equality, individual choices and aspirations. The fragmented nature of the higher education sector. There are thousands of higher education institutions, especially in the private sector, and the student population is large. The big question is how India will achieve all these goals, but the government says it will increase public education spending from 4.43% of GDP to 6% of GDP. Ruby warned about the difficulty of implementation. “The challenge is to grow the industry while maintaining quality and making participation accessible and affordable,” he said. Mr Pushkar said the policy was described as a “statement of intent.”

“I find it quite difficult to do what is recommended, starting with the autonomy of the installations,” he said. “NEP2020 has a good idea, but what happens next is I’m pretty interested.” The plan to enable Global University in India has a regulatory framework in place and overseas providers. Only briefly mentioned in the policy stating that it is exempt from certain regulations. Jeffrey said: “When the possibility of universities from all over the world moving to India was discussed in the 2010s, foreign institutions were not interested.

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