New Delhi: The Delhi University is planning to set up an overseas campus to make the most of the new National Education Policy, its acting vice-chancellor Prof. P.C. Joshi has told ThePrint.
“We want to expand the scope of education across the world. The revised NEP has given a golden opportunity to universities, and we want to make the most of it. We are looking to expand our campus and some of the places under consideration are Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Singapore and Mauritius,” Joshi said.
“We have a strong alumni network based in the south Asian sub-continent, and we wish to channelise all our resources to develop a strong international presence,” he added.
Joshi detailed how, in 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, DU has seen an increase in the number of international students taking up its courses. “I know the pandemic and the resulting shutdown created a lot of problems for educational institutes, but DU saw applications from students across 80 countries,” the acting V-C said.