Education in India

According to a survey conducted by the University Grants Commission on India education GDP and more, the higher education sector in India has witnessed a massive growth in the Growth Enrolment Ratio in the years 2009 and 2010. The increase has touched the 17.25% mark in comparison to 12.5%, the growth rate in 2008 to 2009. For students willing to apply for loans for higher study, the nationalized and private banks in India offer education loans for studies in India and abroad at affordable terms and conditions. In order to promote “India education women” better terms and interest rates are offered to female students. India ranks third in the world in terms of Higher education after China and the US. India hosts around 16,000 colleges around the country along with 100 deemed universities, around 20 central universities and 215 state universities in the country.

Career Courses Offered in India:

Colleges and universities in India offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The India education curriculum is generally divided into the following fields:

  • Management
  • Fashion Designing
  • Company Secretary
  • Catering and Hotel Administration
  • Engineering (civil engineering, marine engineering, mechanical engineering, instrumentation engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer engineering and aerospace engineering)
  • Medical and Pharma
  • Law
  • Dental
  • Mass Communications
  • Journalism
  • Agriculture
  • Nursing
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Teaching
  • Computer Applications
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Interior Designing
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Performing Arts
  • Aviation
  • Animation and Multimedia

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Online Education in India:

The education sector in India has a lot to benefit from online education. Imparting education online is steadily catching up as an extremely popular method of pursuing various courses. Though the potential for online education in India is not yet sufficiently tapped, increasing number of universities in the country are introducing online courses to reach out to the masses and make education more accessible to all irrespective of their location. This particular method enables the students to study at their own pace without having to attend classes in the colleges and universities. Working professionals who want to pursue higher studies without having to quit their jobs find online education extremely convenient. The study materials and assignments are all sent to the students online and they can also attend lectures through live streaming. However, online courses are yet to penetrate deeper in India as the UNICEF report says that only 4 people out of 100 in India have access to the Internet. Despite the fact that there are not many online universities in India, online courses are offered by open universities alongside distance learning courses and some traditional educational institutes. So know about colleges and universities providing online education, click here .

Schools by Type

Facilities for International students:
The Indian government has varied range of opportunities for International students aspiring to study in India. Every foreign student willing to study in India has to register at the Foreigner’s Registration Office before getting into the country. It is mandatory for every International student to undergo and test for AIDS to avail the Residence Permit Form.

Students coming to India for education come under the Cultural Exchange Programs. It is regulated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Accommodation for foreign students:
Every college and university in India has hostels facilities for both male and female students. There is wide range of Private accommodation options available in various cities across the country. Students can also stay as paying guests with families in respective cities.

Healthcare for international students:
Most of the educational institutes in India have clinics in the campus with in-house doctors.

Reservation of seats for foreign students:
According to the law, every educational institute in the country has to reserve a particular percentage of seats for its NRI students in India. A classical example is the DASA (Direct Admission to Students Abroad) scheme.

Scholarships for International Students:
There are several scholarship schemes for the foreign students provided by the Government of India in the country. Some of the schemes are as listed below.

  • General Cultural Scholarship Scheme
  • Scholarship Scheme for Mauritius and Sri Lanka
  • ICCR Scholarship Scheme
  • Craft Instructors Scheme
  • Apasaheb Pant Scholarship Scheme
  • SAARC Fellowship Scheme
  • Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan
  • Reciprocal Scholarship Scheme
  • Commonwealth Fellowship Plan

India Education Facts and Figures:
New Occurrences in the field of Education in India: The year 2011-2012 has indeed been an extremely eventful year. Some of the important events that have taken place are given below:

  • The CAT-2011 results are out and 9 students have scored a perfect 100.
  • The Common Management Admission Test was introduced for the first time in India by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). This will enable the students to appear for a single admission test to get admission in an AICTE-approved institute rather than preparing for multiple examinations.
  • IBM has introduced the ‘predictive analytics training program’ in MBA institutes to enable the students to have a better grasp of the concepts of management and marketing.
  • The West Bengal Higher Secondary Council has also ensured that it brings about a change in the curriculum and has hence reviewed the higher secondary syllabus so that it is more in sync with the all-India education boards.
  • The Indian Institutes of Technology will be training around 7,000 faculty members of engineering colleges in India. 1,500 IIT professors will be taking up this task.
  • IIT, Kharagpur has declared its plans of setting up a campus in Dubai. This particular branch will be offering short-term courses related to technology and engineering.
  • The Central government has put forward the Central Education Bill that clearly states that private institutions that begin their academic sessions without getting a proper affiliation would be severely punished.

Universities in India

Education in India


Andhra Pradesh Bihar Goa
Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir Kerala Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra Orissa Pondicherry
Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim
Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh West Bengal
Tripura Jharkhand Mizoram

Colleges in India

Explore the detail statewise list of colleges

Andhra Pradesh Bihar Goa
Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir Kerala Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra Orissa Pondicherry
Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim
Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh West Bengal
Tripura Jharkhand Mizoram