STUDY IN INDIA PORTAL (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 - Education)

News-CRUX-10     4th August 2023        
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Context: Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister and Union External Affairs Minister jointly launched Study in India Portal. 

Key Points

  • Study in India Portal is a dedicated website that will provide comprehensive information about the Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). 
  • The website will illustrate academic programs covering but not limited to undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), Doctoral level programs as well as courses in Indian Knowledge System like Yoga, Ayurveda, classical arts etc. 
  • The website-portal will present information about the academic facilities, research support, and related information. 
  • The new website will now have the provision for students to apply in more than one institute/course of their choice. 
  • The new portal will provide an integrated one-stop solution for student registration and visa application process.

Study in India program 

  • Study in India is a flagship program of the Government of India, under the aegis of the Ministry of Education (MoE). 
  • The Study in India programme aims to increase the number of international students in India. 
  • 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)
  • This ensures premier institutions being the partner to enrolling international students coming to study in India.
  • The Study in India programme offers a streamlined and well-organized application process for international students seeking higher education opportunities in Indian Higher Education Institutes. 
  • From registration to visa approval, the online platform simplifies the entire journey, enabling students to choose their desired courses, receive institute offer letters, and successfully pursue their academic dreams in India. 
  • By providing a seamless experience, the SII programme continues to attract talented and ambitious students from around the world to study in India's vibrant and culturally diverse academic environment.
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