New UGC proposal: A better way to open up Indian universities


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One thing that is certain about any interaction on the internet today is that somebody will try to sell you something, and most likely will offer you a discount as well. The interesting question to ask is: Just because a discount is offered, does everyone purchase the item? Access and uptake are different things. The recent University Grants Commission (UGC) announcement to let foreign universities set up campuses in India is a great idea. What is less clear is the results it would deliver. We had already opened up our education sector to private entrepreneurs. While private institutions have mushroomed,...