Some Sri Lankans choose to study in India, they select colleges in Bangalore and other states for Science and medical education. These students and their parents do not know the academic standards of those but they select them because local agents promote them. How can you select Indian Universities and colleges?
Higher Education System in India
Central Government is responsible for major policy relating to higher education in the country. It provides grants to the UGC and establishes central universities in the country. Presently there are sixteen (18) Central Universities in the country.
State Governments are responsible for establishment of State Universities and colleges. There are about 200 universities and 13,000 colleges in the country, and about 5 million students apply for these colleges.
For details please refer Department of Higher Education web site of the Government of Inda.
Academic Qualification Framework in India- Degree Structure
There are three principle levels of qualifications within the higher education system in the country. These are:
Bachelor / Undergraduate level
Master’s / Post-graduate level
Doctoral / Pre-doctoral level
Bachelor’s degree in arts, commerce and sciences is three years of education (after 12 years of school education). In some places there are honours and special courses available. Bachelor degree in professional field of study in agriculture, dentistry, engineering, pharmacy, technology and veterinary medicine generally take four years, while architecture and medicine, it takes five and five and a half years respectively.
Courses in Indian Universities
India offers many graduate, post graduate and doctoral level courses for the students.
– See more at: http://www.hcicolombo.org/page/display/139
Information from Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka 2014
Website of Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka provides information on Indian Higher Education.
Ranking of Indian Higher education institutes (Colleges)
There is no formal rating of the colleges by the government; therefore the annual survey published by INDIA TODAY magazine is regarded as the standard rating of academic education institutions of India. It is one of the best ways used by Indians to select good colleges. This annual survey includes the top 10 colleges in Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering and Medicine.
Government of India Scholarships for Sri Lankan Students
The Government of India offers scholarships and fellowships to students from Sri Lanka enabling them to pursue Undergraduate, Masters and Research in diverse range of subjects. Scholarships are also available for research work and non-formal courses (e.g., training courses in classical music and dance).
Read More on Indian Scholarships http://studentlanka.com/2008/01/04/undergraduate-scholarships-for-studying-in-india/
General FAQs on Study in India for Sri Lankans
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