The government of India is planning to set up community colleges based on the North American model. Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State, HRD, in a speech at the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013 announced this. Out of the planned 200 colleges, 120 will be established this year. A community college is mid-way between a pure vocational training institute and a university.
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