The Ministry of Human Resources Development has approved “Study in India” programme in which 10-15% supernumerary seats in higher learning institutes will be applicable for international students. The budget of Rs. 150 crores for brand promotion activities have been approved for the “Study in India” programme for the two years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
“Study in India” programme will encourage more foreign students to choose India as a destination for higher education and apart from this, the programme will also double India’s market share of global education exports from less than 1 percent to 2 percent.
The approval of the “Study in India” is also aimed to improve the global ranking of the Indian educational institutes. The programme, however, will not affect the number of seats which are available for the Indian students in any educational institute.
Under the “Study in India” programme policy, meritorious students would propose fee waivers and scholarship to get admission. The proposed fee waiver and scholarship are to be decided by the institute concerned based on the structure given below:
Main Objectives of “Study in India” Programme:
In the Times Higher Education Ranking 2018, University of Oxford has awarded the first rank where 38% population is of Indian students whereas in Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has only 1% population of International students.
Source: with the Inputs from NDTV