India, with its rich plural and tolerant heritage, is fast evolving into a quality destination for higher education. With the world’s second largest population (after China), and a fast-growing and ever-more influential economy, it’s unsurprising that India’s higher education system has undergone rapid expansion over the past few decades.
India now has one of the largest higher education systems in the world (after China and the US). In a fast emerging global scenario there is a concerted attempt by the policy-makers to internationalise India’s universities and institutions.
Apart from the pragmatic ends of bringing in important revenue flow to Indian higher education institutions, the internationalization presently underway also expands diplomatic, economic, and community links.
In terms of existing international students in India, various research studies have revealed that since the mid-1990s the share of students choosing India, especially from Asia and Africa, has increased. These countries find India a favourite destination for higher education due to comparative quality and cost advantage.
India is especially well-known for the quality of its education in science, engineering, technology, medicine and other fields and prides itself in having the second largest English speaking population in the world. Also, India is turning out to be a major educational hub because of availability of decent facilities, language, security, socio‐economic commonalities, networking with industry and of course bright employment prospects.
Already collaborating with many other nations in business and trade, already a formidable economic power, India seems poised to push its education system forward to the point it becomes yet one more way it connects to the rest of the world.
Few countries in the world have such an ancient and diverse culture as India. The rich rituals, distinct culture of India, festivals and ceremonies that India celebrates, unfold its legendary sagas. The secular, tolerant and harmonious Indian society lays the foundation of the most diverse country in terms of culture and practices. India has an interesting and long history of customs and traditions especially when it comes to hospitality. Indian hospitality has set the standards for the world. Infact the Indian society has long believed in the dictum "Atithi Devo Bhavah" i.e. ´Visitor is Like God´.
Religion in India is as diverse as its geography and culture. It comprises of world's most ancient traditions and beliefs. India is the birth place of four of the world's major religious traditions; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. India is a multi faith, secular society in which everyone has the right to religious freedom. The fact that Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam all exist within the country today is a testament to it.
From time immemorial, India has been a centre for learning par excellence capturing the attention of the world. Thousands of years ago, great scholars used to teach through the scriptures in this ancient land of learning and erudition. A variety of subjects such as philosophy, religion, medicine, literature, drama and arts, astrology, mathematics and sociology were taught and masterpieces on these subjects have been written. The first book of mankind, (Rigveda) and the two largest ancient epics flowed from the Indian pens. The zeal for learning and erudition made India produce scientists of the like of Aryabhatt, Bhaskara, Brahmadeva, Brahmagupta, Charaka, Baudhayana, Halayudha and Jayadeva.
India is a multi-lingual country where every region in has its own language and dialect. The official language of India is Hindi. English, a subsidiary language as per the Indian Constitution, is the major language of trade and business. The constitution has defined no language as national language. Every state and union territory has its own official languages, and the constitution also recognizes in particular 21 "scheduled languages".
Facts about India
- India's higher education system is the third largest in the world
- India is the second fastest growing major economies in the world
- India has the world's second largest labour force
- Second most favourable outsourcing destination with seven of the world's top 15 technology outsourcing companies of Indian base
- India is known for its highly skilled work force in engineering and financial services
- World's second fastest growing automobile industry
- World's fifteenth largest importer and eighteenth largest exporter
- The fourth largest by purchasing power parity
- The Indian film industry is the largest in the world
- India, world's sixth de facto nuclear weapons state , maintains the third-largest military force in the world
- INDIA has the Third Largest Education System in the World with:
- Affordable and holistic education
- Globally Recognized Degree
- Wide choice of programmes
- World-class institutions and faculty
- International exposure
- Friendly environment
- Amicable and Safe set ups
- Ample Job Opportunities
- Focus on the new knowledge economy