Saturday, May 24, 2008

PIO/NRI University

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Trust has been selected by the government to run the proposed Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Non-Resident Indians (NRI) University – the first of its kind in the country.The PIO/NRI University would have deemed university status and the according to the plan it would start functioning from the 2009-10 academic year. Though it was being set up to address the educational needs of PIOs/NRIs, 50 per cent of the students would be resident Indians.The High Level Committee on Indian Diaspora had first recommended the setting up of a PIO university in 2000. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh then made an announcement in Malaysia in 2005.

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