Centre to regulate entry of foreign educational providers
Bandarsindari (Raj): Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the Centre seeks to regulate the entry of foreign educational providers to ensure that only recognised providers have access to students in the country.
"Considering unprecedented expansion and changes in higher education sector, we seek to regulate the entry of foreign educational providers so that only reputed and recognised providers have access to our students," the Union HRD and Telecom minister Kapil Sibal said here.
"Accordingly, a legislative proposal for regulating the entry and operation of foreign institutions has been introduced in parliament," Sibal said at the convocation programme of Central University of Rajasthan here.
Higher education has long crossed national borders and now it is further increasing, the minister said.
"Transborder and distance education is further proliferating owing to emergence of low cost mobile computing devices and cloud-based computing," Sibal said.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and deployment of virtual reality and virtual words in education were some of the elements behind consideration of regulation of foreign education providers, he said.
The minister said that UGC has last month promulgated regulations for the promotion and maintenance of standards of academic collaboration between Indian and foreign educational institutions to safeguard the interests of students.
Union MoS for communications and IT, Sachin Pilot was also present in the function in which the students, who secured highest position in their respective programmes during the year 2009 and 2010, were felicitated.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: 8-year-old boy dies after falling into pothole
- Woman commits suicide in UP after posting message on social media
- Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar Jail
- Rajnath Singh, Mehbooba Mufti hold joint press conference on Kashmir violence
- Will appoint nodal officer for Kashmiris: Rajnath Singh
- US warns EU ahead of Apple tax evasion ruling
- Facebook, Twitter, Google failed to tackle terrorism: Panel
- Conversion of forest land the reason behind weakening of monsoon: Research
- Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247 as rescuers desperately search for survivors
- Sensex firms up 78 points in early trade on F&O expiry