Opening the academic doors

Philip G Altbach in this Hindu Op-Ed piece today:

Minister Sibal is right that India cannot forever keep its academic doors closed. India, after all, constitutes an increasingly central part of a globalised world. However, simply to throw the doors open would be a serious mistake. India, like other developing countries, needs a clear and transparent policy and regulatory framework. What comprises the rationale for participating in global higher education? What institutions — and investments — from abroad are appropriate for India? What are the criteria for selecting, monitoring, and evaluating foreign institutions? Without answers to these questions — and the policy framework to go along with the answers — opening the doors will create long-term problems for India’s academic system.

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