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 Higher Education in India:


India today has one of the most comprehensive higher education systems in the world.


India has been a centre for learning from time immemorial. Modern-day India is one of the leading countries providing quality higher education to its citizens as well as to students and scholars from all over the world. Indian universities and institutes of higher education and research have made significant contributions to the transmission of knowledge and have played a leading role to transform the country into a modern industrialized, technologically advanced state.


Education in India is not only comparable to the best institutions in the world but also available at a relatively affordable cost. The high quality of education at affordable cost with proximity to Indonesia makes Indian institutions of higher learning the best choice for the Indonesian students to pursue their higher studies.


The Universities and the specialized institutions are the centers for higher learning in India, covering a wide range of subjects from fine arts to computer engineering to space research. Most of the universities have a federal structure composed of affiliated colleges in one tier and the university departments on the other.


The affiliated colleges teach, in general, undergraduate courses, whereas the University departments conduct postgraduate teaching and advanced research. There are also universities and institutions providing technical and professional knowledge to industry.


India has  935 Universities - 50 Central Universities, 409 State Universities, 127 Deemed Universities. There more than 20,769 colleges – which include  general education colleges, engineering, technical and architectural colleges, medical colleges, teachers training institutes, polytechnics and  other colleges.


These colleges impart courses in various disciplines, such as Engineering and Technology, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Bio-technology and Bio-informatics, Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy and Para-medical, Agriculture/Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Technology and Fisheries, Arts & Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Science & Management, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Travel and Tourism, etc. The academic programs are offered at the Vocational Diploma, Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Doctoral levels.


There are 85 Universities providing distance education programs. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi is one of the mega open universities in the world and caters to around one million students around the world.Vocational education at certificate-level is offered by over 1500 vocational institutions in the country in the areas of agriculture, business, commerce, health and para-medical, home sciences and humanities in addition to engineering trades.


The Indian Education System
The structure of higher education consists of three years of education (after 12 years of school education) leading to a bachelor’s degree in arts and science and 4-5 years undergraduate study in professional fields like engineering and medicine.
This is followed by two years of study for a Master’s degree and at least three years or more for a Ph.D. degree.

Doctoral (3 years or more)
Post-Graduation (3 years)
Doctoral (3 years or more)
Masters (2 years)
Under-Graduation (5½ years)
Masters (2 years)
Under-Graduate (3 years)
Under-Graduate (4-5 years)

High Secondary Education (2 years)

Secondary Education (5 years)

Primary Education (5 years)