"While some form of governance was essential, it is our hope that the tweaking of the policy framework will encourage foreign universities to set up their campuses in the country," said minister of state for HRD, Shashi Tharoor, while speaking about Indian education scenario. He was addressing the '9th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013' on the theme 'Building Networks for Transforming Indian Higher Education' on Wednesday. 
Tharoor also urged the Indian private sector to come forward in a big way to fund research and development programmes of Indian universities. He stated that research is the key to enhancing the quality of higher education institutions, an area which has remained neglected as most of the Indian universities are still primarily teaching institutions. More...