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October 18, 2016

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is opposing a deal that would bring one of India's largest private college chains to the Boston area.

Based in New Delhi, Amity University is an education empire with more than 125,000 students at campuses in 11 countries, including China, England and South Africa.

Last month, Amity bought its first U.S. campus on Long Island and the school is planning to add two more, including the soon-to-close New England Institute of Art in Brookline. But Healey wants the state’s Board of Higher Education to block the sale.

“I don't think that we should be taking a flier with an unlicensed, unaccredited entity from India that has no track record providing education to students here in the US," Healey tells WGBH’s On Campus.

Amity didn't return calls for comment, but the university has previously said that it has "a global vision for education" and hopes to form research partnerships in the U.S.

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