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Studying in India - Higher Education

The education system in India is well established, organised and covers a wide spectrum of disciplines. With its vast and developed network of universities and colleges in the fields of engineering, information technology, bio-technology, agriculture, management, medicine, pharmacy, arts. science, commerce, etc., India offers quality education of international standards in programmes leading to diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees.

Choosing an Institute
  • For complete information on Indian universities, and courses available, click on the web-site of the Association of Indian Universities,
  • Foreign students can also apply through Educational Consultants India Ltd. ( Ed.CIL ), a Government of India enterprise, that facilitates admissions and is a one-stop window for foreign students. Ed.CIL gives advice on suitable colleges and programmers after ascertaining the student's requirements.
Essential Criteria
  • For admission to all undergraduate courses, universities/institutes of higher education in India require candidates to be in possession of Higher Secondary/ GEC ‘A' level/any other examination equivalent to +2 stage of Indian qualification (12 years of schooling) with subjects related to their chosen area of study. However, for entry into diploma programmers, the qualification should comprise of 10 years of schooling.
  • Additional requirements, if any, are as per the course sought to be pursued.

For detailed information on Education and Higher Education in India refer to the links listed below or click on Department of Education :

Direct Admission of student’s abroad (DASA-2014) a scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Coordinated by: National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka (India), Website:

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs launched a scheme called the “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC) in 2006-07, to assist children/wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) in pursuing under graduate courses in several disciplines in India. For more information on the above, please visit website: or Ed.CIL

Last date of receipt of application for 29th KIP (29.8.2014-18.9.2014) has been extended up to 21.7.2014.

The details are given below:

KIP Edition Proposed Tentative Period Proposed Partner State Extended Last date for receipt of nominations in the MOIA through Missions.
29th KIP 29th August to 18thSeptember, 2014 Himachal Pradesh 21st July, 2014

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