Foreign Universities in India? Yeah, lets do this


Foreign Universities in India The Foreign Education Bill, 2020 has been cleared by the Union Cabinet. In Short, it is now theoretically possible to go to Harvard right here in Delhi. International institutions are now allowed to set up shop in India.

I think this is the best thing that could ever happen to our education system. and here is why:

1. India will have access to world class education practices: The quality of education will improve drastically coz with better education readily available the lower quality institutions will either dwindle out or improve.

2. No more Brain Drain: Every year most of our brightest students leave the country for better opportunities abroad. Now, I dont blame them. Even I would have opted for a good college if I could afford one but now, with these institutions available right here, the education will be within the reach of the common man.

3. No more Engineering Madness: I agree that this is not a direct fallout of this development, but this will certainly play a major role.

The only reason why engineering is such a craze coz our industries feel that engineers are more employable, which I don’t really agree with but now that we shall have industry oriented knowledge imparted to our students from all streams so, it might put an end to this craze.

In short all the benefits can be reasoned by just one argument. The more the merrier. 😀

As the education market opens up, more institutions will enter thus reducing the cost and increasing educational levels. Basic funda of market oriented economics.

I think its an amazing move and hope I was born a few years later 😀 but what do you think?

  • http://indiawithme-prateek.blogspot.com/ IndiaWithMe

    This is very much true…but have you thought of what is the use of this at the point when the education system in our own institutions is at the drooping level. Wasn’t it better that Mr. Minister had concentrated on making the current education system and Universities a better place for students. This move is just made for the creamy layer that has money enough to spend it on the fees of foreign universities.

    Thanks,
    Prateek

    http://indiawithme-prateek.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.adityakumarnayak.com Aditya Kumar Nayak

      He is improving the current education system itself. The more competition we have, the better it is for the consumers.

      Our institutions will be forced to change, coz all the good students will be sucked up by the good universities.

      As for the money factor. I dont believe that if you are poor, its the governments fault. It is your fault if you were born poor and didn’t do anything to change it.

      The system can and should only provide a decent chance for all its citizens to make it big in life. Whether you take it or not, it is up to you. not the government. The govt can only ensure that this privileged is dispersed equally to everyone. I agree that the govt isn’t doing this very efficiently.

      But, I’ll soon be writing a post explaining my view of this

      • http://indiawithme-prateek.blogspot.com/ IndiaWithMe

        As per the competition point of view there’s no less competition around in India in current scenario. So, the situation which you are figuring out in case the foreign universities land in India is nothing new. If you look around your own region NCR, it has more than 1000 UG institutes and hundreds of Universities. But, this figure does not mean that people are getting educated at high standards.
        The roots of our Educational system are rotten. Do you think this Law would bring any joy for an unknown laborer who can’t even send his child to school? And even if he does, his child goes to a government college where classes and education has become a mockery. So, even if this law brings competition, I don’t care at all. Just like the Govt. which doesn’t care for Government schools which are the only hope for millions of poor people.
        Mr. Minister and his ministry are of the view that this would reduce the brain drain and would avoid the money to flow out of the country. This is a good argument to hide their faults. How can they expect a brain drain when they are not nurturing good brains and talent at school level?? This whole episode I see as a money making funda of this government and nothing else. Of course, it’s good for our society and development, but sadly, only for a particular section of society.
        “It is your fault if you were born poor and didn’t do anything to change it” was the most disappointing statement I have ever read on your blog. No offence buddy, but it seems that u have not gone into the depth of the word “Poverty”. Who wants to be poor?? Being born poor is no one’s mistake. But after that who wants to lead that same life forever?? Everyone strives hard for the betterment. But the talent is getting wasted in disguise of this “Quota Politics”. In institutes they have reservations on basis of cast not poverty, isn’t it?? So, from where comes the point that system only provides a decent chance for all its citizens to make it big in life. Is it a descent chance?? No way!!!
        According to you, being born in an underprivileged family or in a particular caste should not be taken as a fault. In that case, such people should not be given any reservation?? Isn’t it?? I am yet to read your point of view on this.
        What I am talking about is that Mr. Minister could have concentrated on the betterment of the internal root conditions rather than showing off a false image of the country before the world.

        Thanks,
        Prateek

        http://indiawithme-prateek.blogspot.com/

        • http://www.adityakumarnayak.com Aditya Kumar Nayak

          There is not much competition right now, coz almost all the universities and colleges in India are government old. And as sad as it is, Governments are not known to be efficient. The few good private colleges that we have are either affiliated to some Government univ, hence need to follow their outdated rule which just defeats the purpose and the rest with autonomy to set their own course are just too few with respect to the demand to even care about improving themselves.

          The problem with government school is just one thing, the government. They cant do one thing right.

          As for the access of the poor sections of the society to these services, it is bound to happen once the market at the top gets saturated as it has in a lot of sectors. Nano has made not coz the government stepped in, but coz TATA motors is profit driven. So, is low cost housing and Bottom Pyramid directed telephony.

          All of this happened coz of no government intervention. And isn’t the end result better? I dont think MTNL could have done what the private sector did. And this will keep happening to all sectors which open up and if the governments just keeps out.

          • http://www.adityakumarnayak.com Aditya Kumar Nayak

            I am against quotas but I have come to the conclusion that some sort of social security support is needed till 18 for the poor section of the society. But all aid and everything should stop at 18.

            After 18 you are on your own, whether you have a rich daddy or a poor one, coz after 18 you have a chance to make it big in life.

            I have already said that Our system isn’t ensuring that every one gets a decent shot at a better life. Infact, it is in a way doing the exact opposite through caste quotas by creating inequalities instead of rewarding on merit and hardwork.

            But I shall explain my point of view, in the coming weeks. Very soon. :)

  • prateek4u

    This is very much true…but have you thought of what is the use of this at the point when the education system in our own institutions is at the drooping level. Wasn't it better that Mr. Minister had concentrated on making the current education system and Universities a better place for students. This move is just made for the creamy layer that has money enough to spend it on the fees of foreign universities.

    Thanks,
    Prateek

    http://indiawithme-prateek.blogspot.com/

  • Ankur

    A well written article but like many other it discuss only pros but not cons!!
    Think about a senerio when all the B and C grade univ will set up a “market” in India..
    but in all its a good move lets hope for best but we shuld nt let then exploit our system and we dnt want more Rai unvi and Ameity univ’s..

    • http://www.adityakumarnayak.com Aditya Kumar Nayak

      Thanks for the feedback :)

      I haven’t discussed the cons coz I don’t think there can be any negative effects of this.

      If a student just wants to go into a B or C grade college. No one can stop him. If he cant find them here, he’ll go abroad. Like a lot of them do every year. Anyone with money to spare can do that.

      The problem is that deserving students who want a decent education, are not able to get it. For instance, I’ll take my example. I wanted to do Economics for my undergrads but just had a 90% in 12th grade. So, I didn’t get into a good college coz we only have a few good commerce colleges. And I can’t afford going abroad. So, if a university sets up campus here. It’s going to be good education, and cheaper than living abroad.