INDIA’S SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS THE
SECOND LARGEST IN THE WORLD.

India’s system of higher education is the second largest in the world. While the engineering schools have been the flag bearers of the India’s higher education, in keeping with the times and the skill needs of the global workforce India universities are offering a host of other courses such as Masters in Business Administration, Sciences, Liberal Arts, Artificial Intelligence, Photonics and Design Thinking among others. As a result, many of its higher education institutions figure in the top 100 Asian Universities as per QS and The World University rankings of 2018. At the same time, interesting and niche courses such as Yoga, Ayurveda or Buddhism are also on offer.

A rising economic power with a rapidly growing diverse economy, the Indian economy is ranked sixth in the world is also world’s second largest democracy. Home to some fortune 500 companies such as Indian Oil, Reliance Industries and State Bank of India (SBI), it also has start-ups such as Flipkart, Ola and PayTM which are disrupting norms to create and innovate and adding to India’s incredible growth story in the world stage.

Cities such as Bangalore and Hyderabad are known for their entrepreneurial and technology ecosystem and ranked amongst the most dynamic cities in the world.

Most of the higher education is delivered in English which can offer an ease of communication which would be enjoyed by an overseas student.

Rich culture, beautiful landscape that ranges from Great Himalayas in the North to the rocks of Kanyakumari, from the great Rann of Kutch in the West to the abode of clouds in the East, wildlife, beaches and its varied cuisines will make studying in India a memorable experience for you.

Many Indian universities are placed in luxurious natural campuses, celebrating host of festivals and events, opportunities to experience local cultures and traditions will ensure an exciting campus life.

If you are looking to experience culture, art, tradition, heritage, history, innovation and creativity and be part of a dynamic education system, India is the place to be!

EDUCATION

The Indian Education system is the world’s second largest Higher Education Systemwith more than 800 universities, 39,000 colleges and a capacity of enrolling more than a whopping 20 million students. Higher Education Institutions in India offer courses/degrees that are competitive in the world market in terms of quality but are delivered at one fourth the cost, hence guaranteeing value-for-money education.

The Indian Education system is vast in size, as well as its academic offerings. A vibrant and diverse education system means a wide variety of courses are available — from the modern and cutting edge to the traditional. Indian education ranges from exposure to the latest advancements of science and technology like Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing to Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and classical dances.

This vastness of the Indian education system directly translates to enhanced opportunities for its students and global learning for an all-round academic and personal development.

A burgeoning IT and Services sector has led to a robust placement oriented education as about 200 of the Fortune 500 companies hire regularly from Indian campuses.

A HUB OF INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP

India has been and continues to be home to innovation, creativity and leadership. The strength of India’s education system may be gauged from the fact that the world’s leading companies are being helmed by products of Indian education system such as Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft an alumni of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google Inc studied at Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, Ajaypal Singh Banga President and the CEO, MasterCard has a degree from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia has studied in Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Indira Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi Co is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta.

Some of the leading world leaders and diplomats have also graduated from Indian colleges and universities such as Aung San Suu Kyi incumbent State Counsellor of Burma, graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University; Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan studied at Himachal Pradesh University; Bingu Wa Mutharika, former President of Malawi earned his degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University; Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria and Sitiveni Rabuka, former PM of Fiji studied at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; Baburam Bhattarai – Former PM of Nepal studied at School of Planning and Architecture and Jawaharlal Nehru University; Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, King of Bhutan, Lieutenant General Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo, former Head of the State of Ghana and General Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former President of Bangladesh all have graduated from National Defence College, Manouchehr Mottaki former Iranian Foreign Minister studied at Bangalore University; John Samuel Malecela, former PM of Tanzania graduated from Bombay University.

Indian campuses have also produced distinguished noble laureates such as poet, novelist, musician, and painter Rabindranath Tagore, Physicist CV Raman, Economist Amartya Sen, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi.

Indian campuses have also produced distinguished noble laureates such as poet, novelist, musician, and painter Rabindranath Tagore, Physicist CV Raman, Economist Amartya Sen, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi.

India has also produced world-class sportsmen and women from cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to badminton players Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, tennis champions Sania Mirza and Leander Paes and chess genius Vishwanathan Anand among others.

EXPERIENCES

Hear from the various international students studying in India of how their exoerience has been, being a part of the Indian Education System, while they’ve made this nation their temporary home:

VISA REGULATIONS

Student visas are granted to people who wish to come to India and study at an officially recognized educational institution. This includes the study of Yoga, Vedic culture, and Indian system of dance and music.

The main document required is student admission/registration papers from the institution.

ELIGIBILITY

Indian Missions/Posts grant a student visa for a period of five years or for the duration of the course
of study, whichever is less, to the below:

  • To foreigner students coming to India to pursue regular and full time academic studies in India.
  • For foreigner students coming for Industrial training, summer project and internship.
  • Provisional student visa valid for six months for the students exploring admission or taking admission tests.
  • Applicant should possess the proof of admission to a full time regular academic course in a reputed/recognized educational institution in India and evidence of financial support.
  • The applicant should also possess a “No Objection Certificate” from the Ministry of Health in case of admission in medical or Para-medical course.
  • Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the applicant must apply for an Entry Visa (Not Tourist Visa. Its termination date will coincide with the period of the principal Visa holder.

VALIDITY:

Student visas are issued for up to five years, depending on the duration of the course. They can also be extended in India.

ENTRY POINTS:

Passengers having valid Student visa can enter India from any desired port of immigration check post (Airport, Seaport).

FEE FOR STUDENT VISA:

Visa fees for student visa is different for all the countries. It ranges from $13 to $118.

FORM:

The visitors are required to fill online visa Application by visiting website http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ and visit their nearest embassy with printout of the online filled application and required travel documents.

CULTURE, ART AND RELIGION

India is the seventh-largest and is set to become, demographically the youngest nation in the world by 2030. With 29 states and 7 union territories and as many as 22 official languages, religions such as hinduism, islam, sikhism, buddhism, jainism and christianity India truly embodies the spirit of unity in diversity! The country, its people, art, culture, heritage and the education system blends tradition and modernity seamlessly.

India believes in “Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the world is a family). A secular nation, tolerant of each other’s beliefs, customs and values it celebrates diwali (hindu festival of lights), eid (islamic religious festival) and christmas (birth of jesus christ) among others with equal fervor.

Art forms such as dance and music are integral to India. Bharatnatyam, odisi, kathakali, kathak, kuchipudi are various dance forms and hindustani and carnatic are two major music styles which celebrates India’s heritage. World famous dancers uday shankar and pandit birju maharaj to musicians such as ravi shankar, zubin mehta and oscar winner ar rahman; award-winning authors such as amitava ghosh, arundhati roy, kiran desai, salman rushdie all underline the rich cultural legacy of India.