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Institutions of Knowledge and Internationalization of Education
Unformatted Document Text:  In the recent years internationalization of education has become a trend in the Indian institutions. Internationalization policies in the academic practices in the institution involve strategic planning and staged approach spread over a number of years. This requires initiatives where the curriculum, physical environment, culture etc is made suitable for the international students. 11 The impact of globalization leading to internationalization of the universities and curriculum was more witnessed in countries which wanted to be a part of the changing system. These institutions modified their infrastructure and curriculums to attract international students. The physical environment of such institutions was also made suitable for foreign students adjust and receive education in a multicultural setting. This process involves changes at many fronts and thus is slow and has many steps involved in it. Most of the higher education institutions in India have the curriculums designed to cater the needs of the local students. With the growing demand there are few which have made considerable efforts to modify the curriculum and provide a cosmopolitan cultural environment. 12 India has few institutions of higher education and these are there to cater to the needs of the local students. There are few existing ones which have tried to bring some changes in this era of internationalization. There has been a constant increase in the institutions with internationalized status which are being established with the support of other nations. 13 Internationalization of curriculum- Indian Universities and the foreign students 11 Dr. Kate Patrick, ‘Internationalizing the University: Implications for teaching and learning’ posted on RMIT website: URL: http. // www.rmit.edu.au . 12 Most of the central universities in the global cities are in a position to provide facilities for international students but there are others at the edge in the remote parts of India, which are suitable only for local students. 13 This is also seen as a lucrative business and a method to grow similar institutions as their own country. Recently there was seminar in India where Universities of England like Oxford and Cambridge were thinking of opening their institutes in India. The businessmen are looking forward to support such institutions as it can attract more and more international students who would pay more than the indigenous students. 4

Authors: Singh, Sneha.
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In the recent years internationalization of education has become a trend in the Indian
institutions. Internationalization policies in the academic practices in the institution
involve strategic planning and staged approach spread over a number of years. This
requires initiatives where the curriculum, physical environment, culture etc is made
suitable for the international students.
The impact of globalization leading to
internationalization of the universities and curriculum was more witnessed in countries
which wanted to be a part of the changing system. These institutions modified their
infrastructure and curriculums to attract international students. The physical environment
of such institutions was also made suitable for foreign students adjust and receive
education in a multicultural setting. This process involves changes at many fronts and
thus is slow and has many steps involved in it.
Most of the higher education institutions in India have the curriculums designed to cater
the needs of the local students. With the growing demand there are few which have made
considerable efforts to modify the curriculum and provide a cosmopolitan cultural
environment.
India has few institutions of higher education and these are there to cater
to the needs of the local students. There are few existing ones which have tried to bring
some changes in this era of internationalization. There has been a constant increase in the
institutions with internationalized status which are being established with the support of
other nations.
Internationalization of curriculum- Indian Universities and the foreign students
11
Dr. Kate Patrick, ‘Internationalizing the University: Implications for teaching and learning’ posted on
RMIT website: URL: http. //
12
Most of the central universities in the global cities are in a position to provide facilities for international
students but there are others at the edge in the remote parts of India, which are suitable only for local
students.
13
This is also seen as a lucrative business and a method to grow similar institutions as their own country.
Recently there was seminar in India where Universities of England like Oxford and Cambridge were
thinking of opening their institutes in India. The businessmen are looking forward to support such
institutions as it can attract more and more international students who would pay more than the indigenous
students.
4


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