Study in India

India has traditionally been seen as a country that sends rather than receives international students, but a growing number of students from elsewhere are now choosing to study in India. Indeed, the 2012 Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education found that India had become the 11th most popular country for US students abroad.
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) – and to an outsider, perhaps one of the most complex. There are thousands of colleges and universities in India to choose from, of many different types, sizes, specializations and origins, some state-run, others private.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Fast Facts

  • Second largest national population in the world (after China) at 1.27 billion (2015 estimate)
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Largest city by population: Mumbai (also called Bombay)
  • National official languages: Standard Hindi and English, but individual states have additional official languages.
  • Major religions include: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism.

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