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Overview of education system in India

India today has one of the most comprehensive higher education systems in the world. It 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. For all those who have dreams and aspirations for quality education, India is the perfect destination. With 566 universities and 33023 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally. 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 66 distance education institutions functioning in 60 universities besides 11 Open Universities offering distance education programs.

Eligibility for admission

Studying in India, the second largest higher education network in the world is an enriching experience in itself. A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India.  So, visit India and be a part of an educational system that lives on the values of quality, growth and truthfulness.

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)

Super-Specialization (2 years)

Doctoral (3 years or more)

Masters (2 years)

Post-Graduation (3 years)

Masters (2 years)

Under-Graduate (3 years)

Under-Graduation (5½ years)

Under-Graduate (4-5 years)

High Secondary

Education (2 years)

Secondary Education (5 years)

Primary Education (5 years)

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Extension of last date of application submission on SPDC Portal for the Academic Year 2023-24

#Deadline Extended!

Apply now for Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (#SPDC) for the academic year 2023-24.

Last Date to apply is 24th December 2023.

For details & to apply, visit: http://spdcindia.gov.in

The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced in the Academic Year 2006-07 for the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and those of Non-resident Indians to enable them to pursue Undergraduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutions and promote India as a centre of higher studies.


Consulate General of India


Every academic year, the Government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) offers 150 scholarships under the scheme “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC)” to the children of PIOs/NRIs in 68 countries including China, for pursuing undergraduate courses in several disciplines at specified institutes in India. MEA has announced scholarships under SPDC for 2019-20 and details of the same along with the courses and institutes covered, may be seen on the SPDC Portal (www.spdcindia.gov.in).

2. MEA provided financial assistance to the students selected under SPDC covering 75% of the total institutional Economic Cost (IEC), subject to a maximum limit of US$4000/-