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Why International Students are Coming to Study in India

India is perceived across the world, especially in the developed nations as a country that sends international students. However, the paradigm has shifted over that past few years and an increasing number of students from various countries are now opting to study in India. Reports suggest that today India in one of the most popular countries for students who are looking to study abroad.

Owing to the digital revolution India has emerged as an IT and communications hub, which has led to its popularity among international students from all over the world. Today India holds offices of top multinational companies of the world. Also, India is highly attractive among foreign students for its forward thinking, diverse culture and widespread use of the English language.

Top Ten Universities in India

According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, based on National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) here is the list of the 10 top-ranking universities in India:

Rank Name of the University Est. City State
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 1909 Bengaluru Karnataka
2 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai 1933 Mumbai Maharashtra
3 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi 1969 New Delhi Delhi
4 University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad 1974 Hyderabad Telangana
5 Tezpur University, Tezpur 1994 Tezpur Assam
6 University of Delhi (DU), Delhi 1922 Delhi Delhi
7 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi 1916 Varanasi UP
8 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram 2007 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
9 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani 1964 Pilani Rajasthan
10 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh 1920 Aligarh Uttar Pradesh

Benefits of Studying in India For Foreign Students

  • Quality Education: Apart from the aforementioned Indian universities, institutions such as IIT’s & IIM’s are well known worldwide for the quality education they impart.
  • Low Cost: Compared to various other countries the cost of education in top universities in India is quite low.
  • Financial Assistance: Indian universities also provide various financial aids for studying in India such as sponsorships, scholarships, education loans, etc.
  • Unique Programs: Besides conventional courses, a number of top colleges and universities in India provide some of the most unique study programs that include Ayurveda, Sanskrit, and Yoga.

While recent measures to initiate collaborations with foreign universities, the rise of top private universities in India, enhanced research facilities, and the extensive use of the English language, it’s evident that India is bound to become a global education hub for quality education.

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