Houston University mulls setting up campus in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 17:48

Farukkhabad (UP): Houston University, a
leading educational institution in the United States, is
planning to set up a campus in India, its Chancellor Renu
Khator said here on Wednesday.

"I met Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil
Sibal in New Delhi recently and discussed the possibility of
setting up Houston University`s campus in India," Khator, who
was here to meet her relatives, told agency.
"The proposed project may include awarding of joint
degrees by the two countries," she said.

Khator, who hails from Farukkhabad district, had come
to India to attend a meeting of the Global Advisory Council,
headed by the Prime Minister.

The Houston University`s Chancellor said at present
61,000 students were pursuing various courses in the varsity,
of which 1000 were Indians.
She favoured participation of the industrial sector and
private organisations in higher education in India like in the
US.

Khator said a third of Houston varsity`s financial
burden was borne by the government and two-thirds by the
private sector.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 17:48

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