India out to woo more global students

It rolls out plan to quadruple intake at higher institutions to 200,000 in less than five years

Seeking to regain some of India's historic grandeur as a preeminent centre for international learning, the Indian government has announced an ambitious programme to more than quadruple the number of foreign students enrolled in the country's higher education institutions.

The "Study In India" programme launched on April 18 seeks to increase the intake of international students at Indian campuses to 200,000 in less than five years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2018, with the headline 'India out to woo more global students'. Print Edition | Subscribe