Indian Students Crowd a Private Campus, Despite Concerns Over Quality

Indian Students Crowd Private Campuses, Despite Concerns Over Quality 1

Shailaja Neelakantan

Lovely Professional U., in northern India, boasts of its modern infrastructure, especially compared with the bare-bones campuses of many public universities. LPU's campus features Wi-Fi, a shopping mall, and restaurants.

At 9 a.m. on a hot and humid Monday morning, it is nearly impossible to shoulder through the crowd on the 600-acre campus of Lovely Professional University here in northern India. Thousands upon thousands of students are heading to class, some to pursue degrees in computer science, others to study engineering or business administration

This crush of humanity is the most visible indication of Lovely Professional's status. Despite its remote location here, amid farmland, the 11-year-old