http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/simgad/17669205788970532173By Prashant K. Nanda. Institutions will be allowed to raise intake by 15%, fill vacant seats by letting in more foreign students. India plans to establish an entrance exam for foreign students seeking admission to educational institutions in the country, even as it lobbies international rating agencies to improve the rankings of its universities.
The human resource development (HRD) ministry will allow institutions offering engineering and similar courses and other universities, including private ones, to participate in the project, said two government officials with knowledge of the development.
The ministry will “start an international entrance exam for aspiring students from foreign lands,” said S.S. Mantha, chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the technical education regulator in the country and the body that will conduct the test. Read more...