The Foreign Educational Institutions (FEI) Bill that had been proposed by the government has been opposed by the Medical Council of India (MCI).The bill had been proposed as a means to allow and regulate the entry and functioning of foreign universities in India.
It has been observed that several top global institutions in UK and the US have been keeping an eye on the Indian educational system especially as the higher education system in these nations had been suffering a major financial crisis.However, currently none of the Foreign universities can set campuses in India or collaborate with other educational institutions. MCI has raised its opinions against the bill when the Parliament Standing Committee on HRD had already finalized its report on the Bill.
According to the sources, there might be a chance that the MCI may consider to grant its approval for the FEI Bill. The medical council has argued that any foreign educational institution that would want to offer its medical degrees in India would have to undergo rigorous inspection by the council.