OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA
UK Universities and Business Schools have varied and wide ranging relationships with India, and there are many linkages and partnerships in place. The UK’s world renowned education system and historic ties with India give UK institutions a competitive advantage in India. However, with India’s education market worth £70 billion (2015) and £7.7 billion of foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow from April 2000 to June 2015, there is currently a closing window of opportunity for UK Educational institutions to access the Indian education sector before your international competition cracks the market.
UK education institutions have different priorities in the market, but student recruitment remains a key imperative. Not only do international students internationalise the academic environment and campus life, they also contribute more than £7 billion to the UK economy (2012–13). Universities therefore need to understand how to differentiate themselves from competitors in the US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere.