AICTE 'Registers' 6 Tech Edn Providers With Foreign Collaboration

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New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) While a law on foreign education institutions' entry into India is still in making, at least six institutions have been registered to provide technical education in India with foreign collaboration, officials reported today.

Entry and operation of foreign universities or institutions imparting technical education is currently regulated under norms framed--and last revised in 2005-- by the All India Council for Technical Education.

A legislative proposal for regulating entry and operation of foreign educational institutions in India ''is under consideration of the government,'' Human Resource Development Ministry officials said.

''Six institutions have been registered by AICTE for providing technical education in India in collaboration with six foreign universities (or) institutions,'' the Ministry has told Parliament.

According to the AICTE, it has received 56 proposals from Indian education providers to conduct technical education programmes in collaboration with foreign universities and institutions.

Indian Universities have been allowed since 2004 to sign MoU for collaborative research programmes with foreign counterparts or other higher learning institutions.

They require no clearance from Central or State governments or the University Grants Commission, officials pointed out.

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