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After the Union Cabinet recently cleared the proposed legislation, which permits foreign universities to set up campuses in India, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal observed that a revolution larger than the one in the telecom sector awaited the education sector -HOW MUCH DO YOU ACCEPT IT?

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Asked by soumyen sarkar, 20 Mar '10 10:56 pm
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With the opening of private concerns in telecoms industry the quality as well as quantity of users increased many fold. When there is only Ambassador and Fiat cars available people have no choice other than to buy one of them. With the arrival of other manufacturers it is now the consumer's market and he can choose any one of his choice. With the arrival of foreign universities there will be a jump in quality and infrastructure in Indian universities too.Like the telecoms and insurance sectors there will be strict stipulations for the foreign universities and as such it will be very good for our students.
Answered by Josna, 21 Mar '10 03:07 pm

 
  
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I accept this with hope and enthusiasm. The revolution may not be larger than the one in the telecom sector but it can have wide ramifications for the higher and specialised education sector in India. What is required is that the best universities in the world should be cleared to set up their campuses in India. We should not end up with ordinary and average universities setting up their campuses in our country. If well known universities come to India, it will benefit our students to get quality education in India itself. The foreign universities are also likely to invest in the infrastructure and instead of going abroad, our students can get the best educaion in India itself.
Answered by Francisco, 21 Mar '10 02:20 pm

 
  
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No Education system is absolute and noting there to be insignificant. Kapil Sibal is not a new man in India..........since 1947 experiments are going on and on. Till 1962 the students from India were able to sit for senior cambridge examination which was equivalent to Matriculation.Also The Students from Burma ( now Moynamar) particularly from Rangoon were allowed to sit for School Final / or Higher Secondary Examination under Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal.....But all these were mutual understanding for benefit of a good number of students residing outside a country......No hidden Commercial purpose were not involved there / nor the unwillingness of the Govt. to bear the expenses of Education......This bill may help some people, I myself may be benefitted but I can not encourage the system to spread............There is no bar on teachers age in most of the countries ,also it was not so in ancient India, as soon as this Govt. thought that Teaching is only a service ,but not ...more
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 21 Mar '10 05:23 pm

 
  
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As a proposal, this hasn't come a day late and the sooner it is implemented, the better it would be as it would open up the avenues of quality education to a vast number of youngsters, who are in millions in this country and who many a time have to settle for less as the opportunities of gaining an admission to a reputable institution are minimal for many even when they are prepared to move the heavens and earth to find the resources to pay for the education of their children. There is only a miniscule minority that are able to access the foreign shores to pursue their education where lack of opportunities here has forced them to look else where. As we all know, the kind of revenue generated in Australia, U.S, U.K, Canada and a host of European countries is because of the lack of facilities in our own backyard to cater to the burgeoning explosion of students in our country.

I did have a look at the answers and the comments on the same before venturing out to the answers. Why expres ...more
Answered by Omega, 21 Mar '10 07:57 pm

 
  
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The growth of the telecommunication sector and consequent development in the related professional education is analyzed. The widening gap between the telecommunication industry and associated education sector is also identified. The higher educational programmes in our country have grown very rapidly to meet the needs of the explosive growth in the telecommunications' engineering sector but this growth is not in synchronization with the requirements of the industry due to non-existence of collaboration and co-operation between the two. On the basis of this extensive exercise outlined by Mr. Kapil Sibal, measures have been suggested to bridge the gap between the education and the industrial needs of the telecom sector. By adopting these measures not only our education sector will become more beneficial to the industry, but also the industry would get the advantage of immense potential of young graduates and the academic research. If such a thing is materialized, you can take the ministe ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 20 Mar '10 11:26 pm

 
  
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It will not be larger than the telecom sector. Only a small percentage of people will actually benefit from this. But even if few are getting better education is also welcome.
Answered by Prashant, 20 Mar '10 11:23 pm

 
  
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It is welcome development and India is expose to other nations on sharing tech
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 21 Mar '10 02:46 pm

 
  
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This is stimulas, another stimulas is capitation fee.
I donot know what will be exact effect of these stimulas.
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 21 Mar '10 02:28 pm

 
  
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Good initiative but with caution .Govt regulation and control with autonomy as is in IIMs and IITs etc. will fulfill the goal of this move -benefit the students and the country.
Answered by lolita mansfield, 21 Mar '10 09:01 am

 
  
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Highly wishful plan with intention to subordinate local industry,could have rather experimented in open sector on liberty of those universities who would have willed so.I dont think China did so.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 21 Mar '10 06:01 am

 
  
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