ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Open Door in Higher Education Unsustainable and Probably Ill-Advised

The decision to enact legislation to permit foreign universities to set up shop in India is likely to have negative consequences and unlikely to have a positive impact on the provision of quality education services. India's higher education bureaucracy, in coping with the complexity of dealing with foreign education service providers, will find itself distracted from the more important task of improving the quality of Indian universities. The foreign universities themselves may be interested in offering services where they can make a profit, or in setting up advance postgraduate centres. There is little likelihood of a significant expansion of access. India may well find its hopes of riding the "branch campus" phenomenon belied.

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Open Door in Higher Education: Unsustainable and Probably Ill-Advised

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