Industrialist GP Hinduja has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look after the education policy of the country so that the foreign educational institutes could collaborate with the national universities in the country and jointly provide world-class education to the students. Further he also highlighted the poor performance of Indian universities in bagging a place among the top 100 global universities.
Hinduja said, “We have been boasting about the Nalanda and Takshshila universities. But, today, we don’t have any that will even come in the list of top 100 universities in the world. To improve the quality of education we need to collaborate with foreign institutions.” He also pointed out that there should be necessary policy changes taken up by the Modi government, which could allow the foreign institutions to function effortlessly with the domestic universities in the nation. Hinduja has also written a letter to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, requesting her to seek support from the private sectors to improve the situation of government Indian universities to convert them into world class institutions.
In the letter Hinduja has said, “The Hinduja group has been approached by several prestigious educational institutions for working together here. We are willing to do so, but a policy framework is needed for foreign institutions to operate.” He further added that, “There is interest from foreign universities who sense the demand and the potential. There is a felt need to bring in legislation to allow credible and high ranked foreign universities and institutions to bring in their academic and research culture into our education system.”