Today's Paper Archive Classifieds Subscriptions RSS Feeds Site Map ePaper Mobile Apps Social

News » National

Updated: March 16, 2010 17:58 IST

CPI opposes Foreign University Bill

Share  ·   print   ·  
CPI secretary D. Raja
CPI secretary D. Raja

Expressing its strong reservations over the foreign university bill, CPI on Tuesday said that the UPA government was creating “another SEZ - Special Education Zone” which would harm the interests of weaker sections and lead to commercialisation of education.

“This is the surest way to exclude a vast majority of weaker sections, leading to unprecedented disparity in the field of education. Education is going to be an issue where a new confrontation of haves and have-nots is going to emerge,” CPI National Secretary D. Raja said.

The government’s attempt would also result in education becoming a commodity and commercialisation and privatisation of it, he said, adding no foreign university was going to come to India without a profit motive.

“In what way our institutions like IITs and IIMs are inferior to some of the foreign educational institutions,” Mr. Raja said adding that if the government was really worried about providing quality education, it should expand facilities in the country.

The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010, which has been approved by the Cabinet, seeks to allow foreign education providers to set up campuses in the country and offer degrees.


Andhra Pradesh


Tamil Nadu

The HIndu's in-depth coverage of agriculture



Recent Article in National

China's Navy Chief Admiral Wu Shengli being received on the deck of INS Shivalik by its Captain Puruvir Das when he visited the ship at Qingdao on Tuesday.

An unusual request from China’s Navy Chief

Admiral Wu Shengli, China’s Navy Chief, this week caught Indian officials off guard by asking for an impromptu tour of the most sensitiv... »