A recent session of the Legislative Assembly of the Indian state of Kerala included consideration of recent reports of Indian students who are studying abroad, or seeking to do so, being cheated and misled by education agents.

Minister for Higher Education, Dr R. Bindu, told the Assembly:

The state government has formed a three-member committee to look into regulating and streamlining the functioning of such consultancies. It will also look into making legislation to regulate the sector. Further action will be taken based on the report of the committee.

Dr. R. Bindu, Kerala Minister for Higher Education

Regulatory options on the table include licencing of agents and the introduction of standard fees. The three-member committee would be chaired by the Vice-Chancellor Kerala Digital University, Dr. Saji Gopinath.

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Source: The Indian Express