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About India

India today has the proud distinction of being the world's largest democracy. India A remarkable Constitution, well-developed democratic institutions and true participation by the people in social governance are the hallmarks of this democracy. Faith in the democratic process is nurtured as well as protected by an independent judiciary, an alert and free media and active non-governmental organisations. The symbols of a vibrant democracy are all around us.

A melting pot of cultures, India is home to people of all major faiths of the world. Secularism is not only a way of life - it is a philosophy embedded in India's history. Diversity abounds - in geography as well as in culture. In this land of mighty mountains and spectacular deserts washed by the waters of three oceans, a billion people live together -people who speak 18 major languages, worship different Gods and celebrate different festivals. They also celebrate unity and their unique Indianness.

The Indian education system

Higher education institutions in India are divided into:

  • Central Universities - established by a central government through an act of parliament.
  • State Universities - established by a province or state government.
  • State Private Universities - established through a central or state government by a sponsoring body.
  • Deemed Universities - high performing institutions that have been declared as having a status equal to universities by central government.
  • Institutes of National Importance - established by acts of parliament and funded by the central government, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM).

In total, there are more than 300 universities in India. The main regulatory body in charge of supervising all institutions in the country is the Indian University Grants Commission . India has a number of institutions in the QS World University Rankings , including the Indian Institute of Technology, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Information about Indian universities can be accessed - depending on their geographic region and state - at the National Network of Education.

Why study in India?

As one of the world’s fastest growing economies India may be a suitable destination for overseas study.

As one of the economic group of BRIC nations (along with Brazil, Russia and China), education is a high priority for India and all university degrees are taught in English.

Global Recognition

Indian universities and institutes of higher education and research have made significant contribution in research and development in the areas ranging from biotechnology to ocean engineering. In traditional subjects like arts and humanities, pure sciences, applied physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Indian universities and institutes of higher studies have been playing a leading role.


Quality is the benchmark for development of infrastructure, curriculum, human resources and research and the establishment of centres of excellence, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional centres.

The National Policy on Education was framed by the Government of India in the early 1980s to ensure the formation of standardized guidelines for the enforcement of quality in higher education. It is mandatory for all the Indian Institutions to be recognized by the appropriate National Level statutory bodies established by the Government of India for compliance to quality standards.

Some of the statutory bodies which are constituted for recognition are:

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)

In addition, quality of education is assured through National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for technical education and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for higher education.

Welcoming Environment

India has a large number of international students coming from all parts of the world to pursue their desired careers in Indian Institutions. Colleges also make efforts to help foreign students feel at home and help them to integrate with the rest of the student community

Student visas

To obtain a student visa you must have an unconditional offer from an Indian education institution. If your visa application is successful, you will then be issued a visa either for the length of your studies or for a maximum of five years.


  • Q1:   Why Study in India?

    India has the second largest Higher Education System in the world offering the widest spectrum of courses. The quality of education offered by Indian Institutions is globally recognized. Cultural and Religious diversity on Indian campuses contributes towards the all round development. Besides a safe learning environment, the cost of education is very reasonable.

  • Q2:   Are the Programs offered by Indian Institutions Recognized?

    The Universities / Institutions offering professional and technical courses in India need recognition by the national level statutory bodies established for the maintenance of quality standards in higher education system. Indian Degrees are recognized worldwide. Over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies recruit from Indian campuses regularly.

  • Q3:   How do I choose a course?

    Choosing a course is a matter of research and analysis. Many universities may offer a course in your chosen subject. You have to chart you geographical, climatic and locational preference, and analyse, apart from other things, the duration of the course, the fees, the living costs in that city, the faculty, the facilities, and the content of the course. Our professional counsellors help to you in this matter.

  • Q4:   What is the duration of the course?

    Courses vary in their time schedules. Diploma courses are shorter that degree programs. Masters, usually are about two years in duration. Doctorate programs require longer time inputs. Similarly short-term certificate courses can be from a few weeks to a couple of months. Please consult individual program brochures for more details on the duration of a specific course.

  • Q5:   What is the approximate cost of study?

    The tuition fee depends upon the duration and type of course. Please refer to specific program brochures of the universities to get an idea of the exact cost.

  • Q6:   What conditions do I have to meet if I want to study in India?

    You must possess Senior Secondary / GCE `A’ level / any other examination equivalent to 12 years of schooling in India, with sufficient knowledge of English, for admission to undergraduate programs. However for entry into Diploma programs, the qualification required is 10 years of schooling. Admission to postgraduate courses requires an undergraduate degree in appropriate discipline.

  • Q7:   Do I need to give GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS or any other test?

    No. Indian Universities do not insist for the above scores. However, since the academic programs are taught in English, proficiency in English is a must. You should have studied for qualifying examination in English or English should have been one of the subjects.


Course fees

The cost of study in India will vary considerably with each course and institution. Generally, universities offer education at a fraction of the cost of a UK university education.

While most undergraduate courses, including accommodation, costs anywhere from £800-£3,500 per year, the cost of postgraduate study differs across the board.

A postgraduate programme at North Eastern Hill University (a central university) for a student from a developed country costs £900 for an MA or PhD in social sciences and humanities. An MA or PhD in a science subject costs £1,300.

At the University of Lucknow (state university), an advance diploma in French costs £50 for a one year programme while the postgraduate diploma in democracy and governance costs £215 for the same period.

The University of Delhi (central university) charges internationals a foreign student registration fee of around £360 for postgraduate study leading to research work. They also have to pay £70 each year to the department on top of any necessary course fees. Medicine courses are the most expensive and can cost upwards of £9,000.

You may have to pay a registration fee when applying for courses. To register for a PhD at the University of Calcutta you must pay 100 Indian Rupee (Rs) or £1.

Living costs

As accommodation is often included in the price of the course, living costs are cheap compared to the UK. International students can live comfortably on £70-£100 per month for food and expenses

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