Higher education in India starts after passing the higher secondary education or the 12th standard. Depending on what you study, attaining your degree in India can take three to five years. Postgraduate courses are generally two to three years long. After completing a postgraduate degree, there is the option of continuing on with doctoral studies and research at various educational institutes.
Due to the limited number of universities in relation to the large number of applicants, universities work with affiliated colleges. These provide education and issue degrees under the name of the affiliated university. There are more than 17,000 colleges, 20 central universities, 217 State universities, 106 Deemed Universities and 13 Institutes of National importance in the Indian higher education system. This number is consistently growing as a further 30 central universities, 8 new IITs, 7 IIMs and 5 new Indian Institutes of Science are proposed.
Living in India is safe. Per capita crime rates in India are very low. From an International student’s perspective, most Indians are peace-loving, middle-path oriented, happy and warm hearted individuals. Aggression and cruelty does not come naturally to them.
Most international students and visitors to India praise the warm, welcoming environment and the hospitality of the Indians they are associated with and form life-long friendships with them.
Living in India is very inexpensive. Most International students have a very comfortable and safe living experience for as low as US$150 per month. Like in any society, India offers many cost options. There are 7-star, deluxe, newly built condominium complexes that cost a bundle and then there are safe, decent apartments in better neighborhoods that rent for a reasonable amount. You can choose your option depending on your budget and your desired lifestyle.
- 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.
- The country has also been active in the development of space technology, production and launching of indigenous satellites and development of peaceful nuclear energy.
- A large number of developing countries today look at India for training and guidance to further their development initiatives.
- The courses as well as professionals trained in Indian educational institutions are recognized the world over – 200 of the Fortune 500 companies regularly participate in campus placements in Indian institutions.
- Being the cheapest among all abroad options.