November 2015 \ Diaspora News \ Evolving Higher Education
“Release regulatory grip,” says Ambassador Verma

  • Mr Richard Rahul Verma

United States Ambassador to India Mr Richard Rahul Verma in October asked India to release its regulatory grip over its higher education system. This would enable leading universities and institutes of academic excellence in US to open up their campuses in India to cement Indo-US partnership in the field of higher education.

Addressing a Panel Discussion on ‘Reimaging the Future’ organized under the aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ambassador said, “regulatory regime in India, particularly in its higher education system, is stiffer and firmer that has halted institutions of academic excellence to set up their campuses in India even though India and US have closely been cooperating in the areas of space, defence, research, agriculture and ocean sciences”.

“What is needed as also called for are successive attempts on the part of the Indian government so that its regulatory grip over its higher education system is released earlier than anticipated to make sure that leading universities are able to expand in countries like India so that the partnership is further intensified and multiplied and the quality of education undergoes a massive transformation”, he said.