Quality Quality of Education is assured through
National Bodies such as National Board of
Accreditation (NBA) for Technical
Education and National Assessment and
Accreditation Council (NAAC) for Higher
Welcoming Environment India extends an unbiased welcome to
students of all nationalities, cultures and
and Technology Institutes such as Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian
Institute of Science, etc.
Institutes of Technology
Colleges of Engineering, Medical, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce,
Science and Management Education.
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. Besides, India is also recognized
the world over for its information technology talent.
All these developments and initiatives have brought the
country to the forefront as a technologically advanced nation. In fact, 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
The real treasure of India is its
intellectual capital. The real opportunity is its incredibly skilled work
force. Raw talent is here like nowhere else in the world.
Jack Welch, Ex-CEO General Electric
Medium of instruction is a very crucial factor in
determining the quality of curriculum transaction and the level of
Every Indian university has English as the medium of instruction and most
Indian universities consider a good knowledge of English as a pre-requisite
to pursuing academic studies.
For the Humanities, Social sciences and Commerce courses, the medium of
instruction is both English and regional languages but in case of
professional courses, science and technical subjects, English is
exclusively used for teaching. Postgraduate education is taught in English
in most of the educational institutes.
For international students weak in English, most colleges and universities
conduct special English language and communication courses.
India is the 3rd largest English speaking population in
the world and hence it is a place where foreign nationals feel at home.
When I came to India, I thought language
would be a problem. But, English is more like the norm in the campus. All
my classmates speak English as fluently as me. Anamul Haque,
Moderate Fee and Cost of Living
The quality of Indian education is comparable to the
best available anywhere in the world, while the costs are less and
for your reference is a comparative matrix of education and living costs in
India vis-a-vis Australia-US-UK
Average Total Cost (US$) including tuition fee and
living cost for Graduate Students
Business / Management
Science & Technology
10,000 (3 years)
10,000 (3 years)
10,000 (3-4 years)
37,000 (3 years)
37,000 (3 years)
42,000 (3 years)
56,000 (3 years)
57,000 (3 years)
66,000 (3 years)
80,000 (4 years)
80,000 (4 years)
80,000 (4 years)
137,000 (4 years)
137,000 (4 years)
102,000 (3 years)
Living in India is not at all expensive, with just 150
USD a month; I can have a great time. Prashant Tater
Quality is the benchmark for development of
infrastructure, curriculum, human resources and research and the
establishment of centres of excellence, interdisciplinary and
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
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.
The Indian education system promotes a 10+2+3 structure of curriculum. The
National standards of uniform curriculum are comparable to international
standards. To ensure uniformity of curriculum, the National Policy on
Education (1986) emphatically stressed on the importance of basic
parameters of equity and excellence. Well thought out courses of study,
detailed curricular outlines, identification of learning outcomes, variety
of instructional materials both audio and visual and improved evaluation
tools have been developed to supplement the delivery of the given
National Policy on Education - 1986 has stipulated the role of a teacher,
which includes instruction, curriculum development, instructional material
development, research and innovation and testing and consultancy services.
A lot of measures have been taken up by the Indian Government to ensure
that the teachers are trained aptly to perform their given role adequately.
As an initiative to bridge the gap between curriculum and syllabus
development and education delivery, the policy stipulates the involvement
of teachers in developing courseware.
Optimum infrastructure in terms of research labs, equipments and lecture
theatres are very important for effective delivery. The universities and
colleges are given adequate grants every year to ensure that they are able
to maintain and upgrade their infrastructure. The policy advises on
certain minimum standards which every Institute should maintain.
Association with Industry
The educational philosophy that has come to prevail both in India and in
the developed world is that the interaction of institute with industry at
every level is very important. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Government
has taken measurable steps to promote the association of industries with
In line with this AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has
been set up Board Of Industry-Institute-Interaction (BOII)
The following initiatives have been introduced as a part of
1. Industry-Institute Partnership Cell
2. Mobilization of Industrial Personnel
4. Sponsored PG Courses
5. INAE-AICTE Visiting professorship
6. Entrepreneurship and management development
Workshops and Seminars
To give a more practical perspective to the classroom training, Workshops
and seminars have been integrated with the curriculums of a number of
professional courses. These workshops ensure that the students get an
opportunity to demonstrate their skills practically, and get a hands-on
It's my dream to teach in my own country one
day and maintain these same standards. Madara Ranatunga
Quality is thus an important criteria in all
initiatives. The formulation of policies and strategies is an extensive
exercise involving consultations between various expert institutions,
non-governmental agencies, industries, teacher unions, students and the
community at large, including the mass media. The modalities include
seminars, conferences, informal discussions, research studies and public
debate. From time to time, committees comprising a cross-section of
educationists are asked to examine and review the prevailing
India has a large number of international students
coming from all parts of the world to pursue their desiredcareers 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.
International students enjoy their stay in India, for it
provides them ample opportunities to explore the country to its fullest.
Moreover, people of India are very warm and welcoming, and happily extend
their hospitality to foreigners.
Most of the populace understands and speaks English, and
therefore international students face no communication problems.
Indian are very warm and friendly people, I still miss my country, but
India is now my "home away from home". Giles Kangberee
India has a personal approach to teaching, embodied in
the Gurukul system where a teacher interacts on a one-to-one basis with
students, helping them out in their difficulties.
Being from a different education system, I thought I would face problems
here, my professors are very helpful and give me individual attention when
needed. John Nyamvumba, Rwanda.
College festivals, sports meets, student clubs, etc.,
form an important part of a student's activities in Indian campuses and go
a long way towards overall development.
Students are alsoacquainted with some aspects of India's economy and commerce through
visits to public giants and private enterprises.
Many colleges conduct orientation programmes with the
aim of assisting international scholars to adjust to their new
My 3 years in India have taught me not just my subjects, but also how to
believe in myself. My parents are really proud of me. Aniruddha Barua Bangladesh.
living in India is a special experience. India is a country rich in
cultural heritage, having multi religious society. A cosmopolitan
environment and easy acceptance of all cultures and religions, makes India
a friendly nation.
Students love and enjoy their stay in India. Besides the
high standard of education, the students get an ample opportunity to know
the cultures and traditions of India, and revel in the scenic beauty of the
My 4 years in India will always be the source of many fond memories.
It's been a truly unique experience. Mboni Kibelloh
10. World Center for Education
India has been a global destination for education for a
A large number of students come to India from countries
like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany,
Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia,
Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Syria, Thailand,
UK, US, Vietnam and Zimbabwe etcfor their higher studies. They look at the Indian education system
with thrust and belief.
India is today recognized as a world centre for
education. Indian entrepreneurs are making a through out the world . Their
ideas, technical knowledge and entrepreneurship have yielded unprecedented
growth in income, employment and wealth. The credit goes to the sound and practical
educational foundation they have received in India.