Ministry of Human Resource Development23-February, 2011 17:16 IST
Foreign Universities Campuses in India
A legislative proposal, The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation for Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010 has been introduced in Parliament on 3.5.2010 and has been referred to the department related Parliament Standing Committee on Human Resource Development. The proposed law seeks to put in place a mechanism to facilitate the entry and regulation of reputed foreign educational institutions, while preventing the entry of those of dubious quality.

So far there is neither a centralized policy, nor any regulatory regime for Foreign Educational Institutions (FEIs) in the country. Only AICTE has issued regulations concerning entry and operation of FEIs in India namely, Regulations for Entry and Operation of Foreign Universities/Institutions Imparting Technical Education in India, 2005, which however, as the nomenclature suggests, is limited to technical education. AICTE has reported that it has received complaints against the following Institutions having foreign collaborations and AICTE has issued show-cause notices to these institutions:-

(i) Leeds Met India, Bhopal

(ii) London School of Commerce and School of Business and Law, Kolkata

(iii) Centum Leaning, Delhi, University of London

(iv) Gems B School, Hyderabad – M/s South Asia University, London, UK

(v) Hyderabad Schools of Business, Hyderabad – Ed Excel of UK

(vi) Bangalore Management Academy, Bangalore-Edith Cown University, Australia.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question, in the Lok Sabha today.

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