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Studying in India

India has the second largest population in the world with more than 1.2 billion people residing in various parts of this country. A mixed climatic conditions are offered to foreigners. Travelling to India is one of the most peaceful, learning and a soul searching experience for tourists. The seventh largest country in the world is known to be the most colourful nation where almost every day is celebrated by locals through festivals in distant parts of the country. India has to offer 1,600 regional dialects and 18 major languages and not only the world famous chicken tikkas and spicy curries.


India has witnessed a major turnaround since 1991 when the foreign policies were relaxed and the entire world was welcomed with open arms. A major hub for FDI and a stable growing rate, India offers a an ever growing, well structured and globally recognized educational facilities. IQ Education Consultants  have a gathered feedback from a lot of happy, satisfied and successful students who chose to study here. We approve and support students to go ahead and decide to study in India.


Education In India

With a whopping 44% increase in the number of foreign students in the last year, more are expected to choose India as their study destination. India has the 10th largest economy in the world with a GDP rate of 6.1% ensuring plenty of job opportunities and good education prospects. India has around 400 major universities and more than 17,000 schools and institutes. The degrees and certificates being offered in India are recognized around the world and are controlled by 3 major Educational bodies.


  • AICTE – All India Council For Technical Education
  • UGC – University Grants Commission
  • MHRD – Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The majority of courses offered in Universities, colleges and schools around the country are delivered in English.  India has a massive English speaking population which makes life much easier for a student opting this country as his overseas education destination. With presence of almost all the corporate and fortune 500 companies, India has to offer a bright and a prosperous future.

There are a lot of Indians that work at senior and mid senior levels in almost all of the foreign countries around the world. This country offers the most well constructed education structure which is steady and informative for student at all levels. Most of the colleges, universities and institutes are controlled by the government bodies enforcing strict entry and passing restrictions. The intake of students is also restricted. The best colleges provide the national education councils with their minimum admission level requirement. The course structure at graduate and post graduate level is developed with a lot of effort making it one of the best and toughest in the world. Lectures are delivered by competent and well qualified Indian teachers and faculties. The quality delivered by the Indian institutes is truly world class in nature.


For the past 10 years, more than 5,000 educational bodies have come up in cities everywhere in India. There are more colleges and universities with pending approvals and an infrastructure already in place. India is popular for its Ayrvedic sciences and Naturopathy. The best doctors in the world are also from India, so it offers a great medical infrastructure for students to practice and learn in. India offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, philosophy and doctoral courses students of every profile.

With Inception of various private schools, institutes and universities, The flexibility in the Indian education system is comforting for students planning to study in India. Lateral entries and internal migrations are possible under government recognized programs. Almost all the programs are available with various delivery methods such as part time, distance learning, internet based, weekend courses and short term courses. A student can also choose to work while studying by applying for an NOC from the college he is studying from.

MThe application procedure followed by the most of the college and universities is:

Eligibility for Undergraduate courses

  • Relevant school leaving certificate
  • Minimum first class marks in the final examination taken
  • Character certificates
  • Letter of recommendation
  • IELTS and TOEFL scores are accepted

Eligibility for postgraduate courses

  • Bachelors degree in the specific field.
  • Good academic in graduation program
  • A well written statement and essay
  • Scores in TOEFL and IELTS are accepted.
  • Certificates for extracurricular achievements.
  • Good GMAT scores in case of a management aspirant

Tuition Fee


To study in India would cost you around : 5000 -15,000 USD/year


Students have various options for availing financial aids. Scholarships, loans, sponsors and other various methods are at a students disposal. The Indian government and the ministry of education offer various scholarships to the students of foreign descent making their study experience more comfortable and appealing.


India is not very expensive in to live in, The living cost for students ranges between 200 - 500 USD/ month. The assumption includes their living, clothing, Fooding and living styles. There are options of dormitories, flats, shared apartment etc. to make to life easier for a struggling student.

Undergraduate courses – Bachelor’s Degree – 3 - 4 years
Postgraduate course - Masters Degree takes around 2 - 3 years
Doctoral - Depends on the area of research, from 2-5 years

Major universities and colleges ranked amongst the top offer admissions only once in a year. Private schools can choose to admit students around the year and can have up to 5 intakes/ year. August and September are the major intake months for colleges, universities and schools.


So thinking to study in India? Need career guidance or want to know which college would suit you? Have questions about the admission process? Unsure of how to go about things? Do not worry. We are here to help. We provide career guidance, career counselling as well as a whole host of other services so as to help your child get to the best college. Contact us to know more!


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