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A Global Odyssey: India’s Thrust Towards Educational Globalization

Indian economy’s transition to globalization in 1991 has changed the face of trade and forging international connections for business. It has been a testament to how internalization can accelerate growth and leave an ineffaceable mark on the world. Today, India stands at 5th position in the world economy and it can’t be possible without the decision that transcended the boundaries of Indian trade.

The Indian education system is already making noise in world education with its new education reforms, excellent academic institutions, and global collaboration to enhance academic excellence in India. With the expansion plans, Indian institutions are already planning joint degree programmes, establishing their campuses overseas and even inviting foreign universities to establish campuses in India.

In a major shift early last year, UGC announced the regulations to invite foreign campuses in India, given the same, Deakin University became the first foreign university to set up an International Branch Campus in GIFT City, Gujarat. Malaysian Lincon University has shown interest in setting up a campus in India. Additionally, IIT Madras and IIT Delhi settled their overseas campus in Zanzibar and Abu Dhabi respectively.

Raghuvir Singh, Vice Chancellor, KR Mangalam University

“Internationalization is something that has been missing for a long time from the Indian Education Ecosystem. Our higher education Institutions operated in isolation & vacuum for a long time. It was a no-go zone for many reasons, especially the lack of vision, government intervention and unfavorable legal & market conditions, It has been inward inward-looking focus. Internationalization can happen in three ways, one way is our Universities/HEls establishing campuses abroad, the second way is foreign Universities establishing their campuses in India, and the third way is Indian HEls attracting foreign students and teachers to Indian HEI campuses in India”, shares Raghuvir Singh, Vice Chancellor, KR Mangalam University to express his thoughts on globalization of higher education institutes of India and how it can impact the Indian education system as a whole.

The world is also recognizing the status of India in the global education landscape and as a result of the same, World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) has given the nod to  World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for students who have graduated from medical schools in India can now practice in foreign countries. Many such developments are on their way and will make a great impact on the proliferation of HEIs across the globe.