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ERIC Number: EJ806208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-18
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
U.S. Ambassador Says India Should Welcome Foreign Colleges
Neelakantan, Shailaja
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n45 pA22 Jul 2008
The U.S. ambassador to India, in an interview with "The Chronicle" last week, criticized the opposition of some Indian government officials and politicians to legislation that would allow U.S. and other foreign universities to establish campuses or programs in the country. He spoke favorably, however, about India's willingness to take on half of the financial and administrative responsibility in running the Fulbright educational-exchange program. The new Fulbright agreement, recently signed by the two governments, doubles the total amount of scholarships awarded annually to Indians and Americans, to $5-million, said David C. Mulford, U.S. ambassador to India since 2004. The numbers of students awarded scholarships in India and the United States, about 100 in all, will double as well, effective immediately. For the first time, India will make a financial contribution to the scholarships, which have been renamed the Fulbright-Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships and Grants. The new agreement also allows both countries to raise funds from private sources to expand the student-exchange program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; United States