In March 2010 the government in India approved a plan to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in partnership with existing schools. The plan is to offer diverse options for high-quality education by joining forces with established universities and research centers around the world.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
This university--located in Blacksburg, Virginia, with nine colleges and graduate schools--is, as of 2010, establishing a campus on 30 acres in the state of Tamil Nadu in southeast India. The 70,000-square-foot campus will be called "Virginia Tech, India" and will provide Master's and Ph.D. degrees for at least 300 students in engineering and the sciences. According to President Charles W. Steger, "Virginia Tech, India will create a place in India where engineers, students, and high tech science professionals from the United States and India will work together and learn from each other."
Schulich School of Business
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Schulich School of Business provides a foreign education outreach at the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai, India. During this fully integrated program, students will complete the first year of their Schulich MBA in India and the second year in Toronto, Canada, which is a multicultural city. They will learn the business issues and viewpoints of both trade regions in the two distinct continents from expert Indian practitioners and business faculty, and will graduate with bachelor's degrees in business.
Middlesex University is an international university based in London, England, with five campuses in India. The main regional office is in Delhi; other offices are in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and there is a representative office in Kolkata. Some of the most popular programs studied include BA Business Management, MA Management, MSc Investment and Finance and MSc Computer Networks, although the school offers a complete list of subject studies in undergraduate, postgraduate and international short-stay courses, including accounting, performing arts, computers, criminology and languages.
Duke University, a private institution located in North Carolina, has established two faculties called "Duke, the Fuqua School of Business" in India, where it has united with the India Institute of Management in Bangalore and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. These programs offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses with MBAs for a complete list of studies including law, engineering and medicine. In 2006, Duke Corporate Education formed a mutual relationship with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad to develop and deliver custom corporate education programs to organizations throughout India. It also began a pilot program through its Duke Talent Identification Program for academically gifted eighth grade Indian students.
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