Opportunities continue to come from India. The Foreign Education Institutions Bill will be
passed soon. This will give an opportunity for UK education providers to expand and develop new or joint educational connections in India. According to statistics provided to us this will require 35,000 colleges to supply demand by the year 2020.
According to Viplavi Mahendra, head of a legal expert firm in India this will be ‘a tremendous opportunity for UK based education providers’ which will offer the ability ‘to set up joint ventures or create their own independently-run campuses within India’s thriving educational establishment’.
Regulation and control of teaching standards, curriculum and examining bodies is paramount along with significant local involvement.
ATHE is already assisting some centres in this capacity and we are also in negotiation in opening a Regional Office in Delhi. If you are an active ATHE centre we may be able to offer you guidance. We are also in a position to link up some centres with Universities, again for active ATHE centres.
If you are interested in being involved in ATHE’s expansion into India please contact us via email on India@atheuk.com