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- Education Consultants of India (External website that opens in a new window)
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Studying in India is an enriching experience in itself that opens gates to professional growth. India offers many graduate, post graduate and doctoral level courses to NRIs and PIOs.
Most state and central level colleges have excellent faculty, course curriculum and accommodation facilities keeping in view the career growth and comfort of the students. Cited below is a list of the major undergraduate and post-graduate courses in India. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (External website that opens in a new window) provides detailed information on the colleges and institutes offering these courses:
Engineering and Technical Education
With 36 universities and 1195 colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in various branches, India is rightly referred as a Mecca for finding engineers suited to cutting edge technology jobs.
Over 200,000 students take admission in Indian engineering institutes and colleges. All the engineering colleges / institutions in India are recognised and regulated by All India Council of Technical Education (External website that opens in a new window) (AICTE).
Indian Medical Institutes are known worldwide for providing medical education of international standards. There are 18 university level institutions and 785 medical colleges offering undergraduate Programmes in medicine and related areas (including pharmacy, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathic and nursing).
All medical/ dental/ pharmacy/ nursing colleges in India are recognised and regulated by the statuary bodies i.e. Medical council of India / Dental Council of India /Pharmacy Council of India / Indian Nursing Council at central level.
India is the most preferred destination for agricultural education including study of animal sciences, dairy and fishery sciences. There are 40 renowned university level institutions and more than 199 colleges offering various courses in Agriculture. Undergraduate Programmes are offered in 11 major disciplines and postgraduate Programmes in as many as 65 different specialisations. All universities also offer Ph.D Programmes in these specialisations.
The universities offering medical educations in Indi/a are under the control of an apex national body, Indian Council for Agricultural research (IICAR), which is responsible for the promotion and coordination of agricultural research and higher education in various branches of Agriculture and Allied Science in India.
To meet the growing demand of management professionals, India started its first formalised management educational Programme in the late 1950s. Today, India has 600 institutes offering Programmes in management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with prestigious institutes like the Indian Institute of management (IIMs).
All management colleges/institutes in India are recognised and regulated by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body of Government of India.
Natural/Applied Sciences/Liberal Arts and Humanities
Students from all over the world come to the Indian shores for study of Natural and Applies Sciences, Liberal Arts and Humanities, the reason- India has a wealth of resources, from infrastructure to faculty. A variety of Programmes are available in traditional liberal arts and humanities. There are 162 traditional universities and more than 7,494 colleges offering degree in Science/ Arts / Commerce. Undergraduate Programmes are offered in more than 150 disciplines and post graduate in 50 more than 50 specialisations.
Hotel Management and Tourism
The degrees offered by the Indian institutions in Hotel Management and Tourism studies equip students with all required skills and knowledge to effectively discharge supervisory and managerial responsibilities in the hospitality industry.
With 24 Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) and 6 Food Craft Institutes spread all over the country, India offers three-year degree Programme in hotel management and catering technology. The Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management (External website that opens in a new window) (IITM) offers short term courses designed for travel and tourism studies.
Fashion and Design Technology
India has always been the hub of textile and garment trade. There are as many as 75 institutes in India that offer courses in fashion, design technology and related fields. Training at these institutes is imparted keeping in mind the demands of the international market. The institutes are equipped with latest technologies, laboratories, workshops, design and research centres, libraries, and computers.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on:06-08-2012