Foreign Educational Institution bill referred to Parl panel
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Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 17:53
  
New Delhi: A bill that seeks to put in place a mechanism to facilitate the entry and regulation of foreign educational institutions, has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development, the government said on Friday.

"The Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation for Entry and Operations) Bill 2010, was introduced in Parliament on May 3, 2010 and has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD," Minister of State for HRD Dr D Purandeswari said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Replying to a query on permission to foreign institutions to operate in the country, she said, "The proposed law seeks to put in place a mechanism to facilitate the entry and regulation of reputed foreign educational institutions and protect, inter-alia, public order, decency and morality."

On collection of data on higher education, she said, "National University on Education, Planning and Administration (NUEPA) has been given the responsibility to conduct the main survey."

With the growing size and diversity of higher education sector particularly in terms of courses, management and geographical coverage, it has become necessary to develop a sound data-base on higher education, said the minister.

The Centre has received 125 proposals from states to set up model degree colleges in identified higher educationally backward districts.

"Of these seven have been received from Maharashtra and 20 have been received from Gujarat," Purandeswari told the House.

Of the 125 proposals received by the UGC, 48 proposals were approved, 44 were referred back to the state governments for clarifications and additional documents, while the rest were disapproved on grounds of ineligibility.

PTI


First Published: Friday, August 05, 2011, 17:52


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