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India's system of higher education is the third 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!


The Indian Education system is the world's third largest Higher Education System with 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.


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.


India offers a different aspect of her personality-exotic, extravagant, elegant, and eclectic -- to each traveler. A melting pot of cultures and traditions, the cities and architecture are steeped in history and heritage. You could explore lush beaches, rich wildlife, mountainous terrain, temples, monuments and heritage during vacation from the serious pursuit of education offered in universities.

India has incredible diversity, be it terrains, regions, cultures, languages, or simply, the way of life. Every region offers unique food to savour and culture to experience!

Indian festivals are an integral part of its culture. India's multicultural and secularism is manifested by its many festivals celebrated across cultures and religions from Diwali, Holi to Eid and Christmas.

From the 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 and the holy Ganges, India is the place to visit, for the inquisitive and spiritually-hungry traveller.

India has great stories from its past to tell. From epics like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, to the Mughal Empire and finally the great freedom struggle. Indian architecture and monuments, like the Taj Mahal, The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Meenakshi Temple, Sanchi Stupa signifies India's glorious history.


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.


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