Economy Country needs 1,500 more universities by 2030: Study Updated : November 06, 2018 11:32 PM IST There are 736 universities in the country serving 28.6 million students now, according to a report released by the UK-India Business Council, on Tuesday. To become a 21st-century global superpower, however, the country needs to place excellence, equal access and employability at the heart of expanding its higher education system, the report said. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.