As it plans to bring in a legislation to allow foreign universities to begin operations in India, the government on Tuesday indicated that it would not allow profit-making foreign educational institutions to set up campuses in the country.
"The government policy is not to allow profit-making institutions even in India to flourish in the field of education because education is a charitable exercise," Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal told the Rajya Sabha.
He said the government would like high-quality foreign educational institutions to come to India either by way of twinning arrangements or by way of grant of degrees based on collaboration.
LS to debate price rise today
New Delhi: The government on Tuesday agreed to have a debate on price rise in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after the Left led by CPM leader Basudeb Acharia demanded that Speaker Meira Kumar take up the adjournment motion moved by them on the issue. The demand was supported by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. The Speaker, however, did not admit the adjournment motion. The Left MPs then trooped into the well, leading to the adjournment of the House. When the House reconvened at 11.30 am, the government, upon insistence by Left and SP agreed to have a debate on price rise.