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Education tiers in India

Education in India can be attained in different tiers, the basic one being Primary education followed by the other tiers that include Secondary, Higher Secondary, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctorate, and Research.

Education governing bodies

In addition to UGC, the other educational governing bodies in the country include –Central Board of Secondary Education, Council of Indian School Certificate Examination, All India Council for Technical Education, Directorate of Technical Education, National Open School, and State Education departments.

Language of instruction

In most of the cases, the educational institutes in India impart education in English. However, in every state the option of selecting regional or a foreign language is also offered.

Top educational institutes in India

Education in India is imparted in different fields of education. Given below are names of top educational institutes that are regarded the best in their own capacity.

Field of Education

Names of top colleges


St Stephen’s College Delhi, Presidency College Kolkata, St Xavier’s Kolkata, Christian College Chennai, St Xavier’s Mumbai, St Joseph Bangalore, Loyola Chennai, Presidency Chennai, Brabourne Kolkata, Ferguson Pune


St Stephen’s Delhi, Presidency Kolkata, St Xavier’s Mumbai, Presidency Chennai, LSR Delhi, Hindu Delhi, MT Carmel Bangalore, St Joseph’s Bangalore


Sri Ram College of Commerce Delhi, Loyola Chennai, St Joseph’s Bangalore, St Xavier’s Kolkata, Podar Mumbai, Ravenshaw Cuttack, Ruparel Mumbai, Christian College Chennai


National law School of India University Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata, University Law College Bangalore University, Army Institute of Law Mohali, Symbiosis Law College Pune


Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IT Delhi, IT Chennai, IT Kharagpur, BITS Pilani, Roorkee Engineering College, REC Surathkal, VJTI Mumbai, Jadavpur University Kolkata


All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi, CMC Vellore, JIPMER Pondicherry, KEM Mumbai, Kasturba Medical College


In addition to the above, there are 7 Indian Institutes of Management that are regarded as the best B Schools in the country. They are located in different cities-


  • Lucknow
  • Kozhikode
  • Indore
  • Shillong
  • Kolkata
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore

Facilities for International students

The Indian government offers ample opportunities to foreign students intending to pursue their studies in India. Prior to that, the foreign student has to register at Foreigner’s Registration Office on entering the country. The students traveling to India for education also need to undergo a test for AIDS. This test is mandatory for getting a Residence Permit Form.

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

Accommodation for foreign students

As far as hostel accommodation for foreign students is concerned, every college and university has hostels for male and female students. Private accommodation options are also available in various cities across the country.

Healthcare for international students

Many educational institutes in India have on-campus clinics with in-house doctors in most cases.

Reservation of seats for foreign students

Every educational institute in the country reserves a particular percentage of seats for its NRI students. A classical example is the DASA (Direct Admission to Students Abroad) scheme.

Scholarships for International Students

The Indian government has formulated several scholarship schemes for the foreign students in the country. The names of few of the schemes are 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



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