[NYT] Midlevel Universities Look Into India Branches

The New York Times (September 12, 2010)

“Midlevel Universities Look Into India Branches” byVir Singh


“Genuinely good institutions are not interested in taking out profits,” said Pawan Agarwal, a former education ministry official. “They want a global footprint.”

That is what several midlevel entrants have in mind as they size up their prospects in India. Institutions that have firmed up plans to start or expand operations in India say that while they may not see profits for years, having a presence in India — no matter how small — helps to draw students.