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Govt launches ‘Study in India’ portal

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    11th Aug, 2023

Context

The Ministry of Education has launched the ‘Study In India (SII)’ portal to offer a one-stop solution for student registrations and visa applications, in line with vision of establishing India as a global education hub.

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About the Portal:

  • Study in India Portalis a one-stop platform that will simplify international students' academic journey in India.
  • It is a dedicated website that will provide comprehensive information about the Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
  • Information: The portal will provide comprehensive information about:
    • Indian Higher Education Institutions
    • academic facilities, research support, and related information
  • It will also provide an integrated one-stop solution for the student registration and visa application processes.
  • The new website will now have the provision for students to apply in more than one institute/course of their choice.
  • Courses:Undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), doctoral-level programmes, courses in Indian Knowledge systems like Yoga, Ayurveda, classical arts, etc.
  • The portal is guided by the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
    • The NEP 2020 envisages global institutions to be promoted through special efforts, research collaboration and student exchanges between Indian institutions.

The UGC (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institution to offer Twinning Joint Degree, and Dual Degree Programmes) Regulations, 2022 clearly brings forth various arrangements between Indian institutions and foreign institutions for academic collaboration.

What is Study in India Programme?

  • Study in India is a flagship program of the Government of India, under the aegis of the Ministry of Education (MoE).
  • Overall Objectives
    • To increase the number of international students in India.
    • To promote India as the preferred study destination, providing affordable and quality education comparable with global standards
    • To contribute to improving the overall quality improvement in higher education
  • The Study in India programme seeks to facilitate international students' access to these courses and showcase the country's academic excellence.
  • Partnership with Premier Education Institutes: The Study in India programme involves partnership with educational institutes fulfilling one of the following criteria:
    • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)ranking (<=100)
    • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation score (>=3.01)
    • Institutes of National Importance (INI)

Significance of the Portal:

  • Simplifying procedure of admission: From registration to visa approval and selecting desired courses or institutions, the portal will simply the entire journey of the international students wishing to study in India.
  • Exploring cultural exchanges: The presence of international students will also benefit the domestic students by connecting them more closely to globalizing world and prepare them better form the global workplace.
  • Promoting Indian education system: Implementation of NEP2020 has already initiated entrance of foreign universities in India and opening of international campuses of our premier institutions.

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