While, nation across the globe are competing to attract more number of international students, it is important to provide Indian students with the awareness of global standards of learning. The best possible way to it is internationalization of our higher education system. Unfortunately, a large number of Indian universities and colleges have not been able to integrate internationalization into their strategic planning. Moreover, India lacks a national policy governing the entry or operation of foreign higher educational institutions. This ongoing scenario has been forcing our students to go abroad in pursuit of a better quality education and the increasing numbers of students migrating to other countries will not offer any help to our education system.
A comparison of countries like the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Singapore in terms of the pace at which they are able churn out quality education establishments, will show us that India needs a serious revamping in its higher education policies. We, as developing nation, need to more students from abroad to embrace international culture in our campuses. This will also find a great source of additional revenue for ailing state universities, as the fee charged for international students are much higher than what is being charged for domestic students. Considering the fact that it is never too late to start doing something good, we need to prepare our students for the next gen knowledge battle by enabling our universities and institutes to compete with the high profile international universities. For the universities in India, it is the time to stop competing within the locality. It is the time for us to look at the international standards and join the race to become the global powerhouse.
This issue of Higher Education Review celebrates that progress of Indian higher education with our annual issue on 'College of the Year 2018.' The features speak of institutions that are making progress in their areas of expertise and technology companies that help education institutions to work better. On the cover we feature, MaluSoft, a premium player in the software and solutions market that has developed an innovative product named LearnersMate to help all the segments - schools, colleges, coaching institutes and various other training institutions.