×
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Govt moots relaxing services sector norms

Last Updated : 10 November 2016, 17:16 IST
Last Updated : 10 November 2016, 17:16 IST

Follow Us :

Comments

Making a case for permitting foreign universities to open campuses in India, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia on Thursday said the ministry has worked out a proposal to relax norms in the services sector, including higher education.

“We have worked on a draft note for consideration of the government which looks at the domestic reforms necessary in the services sector and this includes higher education,” Teaotia said here at the Ficci Higher Education Summit.

She said the services sector contributes significantly to the country’s growth, trade and in terms of attracting foreign direct investments.

She said that as the world economy is shifting to high-end manufacturing, there is need to enhance collaboration with the higher education sector.

There is a need to focus on improving infrastructure in higher education as its demand is huge in the country, she said, adding that India has a huge potential to attract global students.

The largest exporters of education services are the US, the UK and Europe, and China and India are the largest net importers.

About 2,30,000 Indian students go abroad for study and almost one lakh go annually to the US, she said, adding that “the actual value of this in economic terms of Indians studying abroad is about $17 billion and it is a huge amount that we need to to see”.
This is the unmet demand in the country, the secretary said.

ADVERTISEMENT
Published 10 November 2016, 17:16 IST

Follow us on :

Follow Us

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT