Foreign university bill not a threat to Indian players: Plan panel

Private education providers in the country should not feel threatened by the Foreign University Bill, Advisor (Education), Planning Commission, Madan Mohan said on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 23:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Private education providers in
the country should not feel threatened by the Foreign
University Bill, Advisor (Education), Planning Commission,
Madan Mohan said on Wednesday.
"I don`t feel the private players should feel
threatened with the passage of the Bill," he said at a
conference here.

He also dismissed suggestions that some of the
provisions of the Bill will discourage foreign varsities from
coming to the country.

Though one of the provisions states that foreign
institutes with intention to open campus in India will have to
deposit Rs 50 crore as corpus fund, he said the deposit money
would not be a major issue for them.
Participants at the conference favoured passage of the
key reforms bills for the higher education sector to improve
and ensure quality education.

Special Secretary in Higher Education department of
the Uttar Pradesh Government Anita Mishra sought enhanced
support from the Centre for raising the standard of higher
education in her state.

PTI