Students all over the world gravitate toward institutions that offer quality and US students are no different. As India tries to attract more foreign students, a haphazard approach to education will not do. Instead, it must focus on four things: quality of students, quality of faculty, quality of curriculum, and quality of infrastructure. Lack of attention to any one of these will damage India's ranking abroad.
The Indian education market has exploded in the last decade or so. It is hard to go by a street in India without seeing at least one college, institute, or school. Still, mere numbers won't do. Instead, India must invest all its resources and talent in building quality into its educational systems. Today, more than ever before the world is aware of India's high quality colleges and universities and the reputation these institutions enjoy on a global platform. College and university presidents in the US know that IIT spells quality. If educators in India focus on quality, rather than numbers, India will emerge as a world leader in global education. Otherwise, India would have missed yet another opportunity to be a world player.
Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the President of Global Cube, your gateway to India for business and education.