The first NRI/PIO University is being established in Bangalore. There are plans for four more NRI universities. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affair has asked for Expression of Interests.
In Orissa tathya.in reports that the Orissa government is interested in such a university.
Continue Reading July 28th, 2009
Following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=46517.
Shri G K Vasan, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation said that the Government of India has plans for setting up three new universities for the benefit of the children of NRIs and PIOs. While addressing at the Regional Session on Carribean at the 7th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2009 today at Chennai, he informed that the first of these universities to be located at Bangalore is expected to be operational by the year 2010. These universities would have a reservation of 50 per cent seats for NRIs and PIOs. The Government has also increased the number of scholarships to 120 to facilitate unhindered access to higher education for children of NRIs and PIOs who are not economically well off in their adopted lands, the Minister added.
January 10th, 2009