NEW DELHI: What can be seen as a good move by the Government of India to promote Higher Education in India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched ‘Study in India’ programme to attract foreign students.
The Union Minister for MHRD, Dr Ramesh Pokhariyal while replying today in Rajya Sabha shared that the programme is under implementation.
The ‘Study in India’ programme was one of the salient features of Union Budget 2019-20, proposed by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament, a few days earlier.
The MHRD today in Rajya Sabha also elaborated that the ‘Study in India’ programme would attract cross nations across Asian, Middle East and African continents. “The programme focuses on attracting international students from select 30 plus countries across South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa,” said Dr Pokhariyal.
He also shared the programme will envisage participation of select reputed Indian institutes and universities by way of offering seats for international students at affordable rates, besides fee waiving schemes. “The fee waivers to meritorious foreign students will range from 100 to 25 percent,” shared the Union Minister of MHRD.
In the process, a centralised admission web portal has also been launched to work as a single window for the foreign students’ admissions. The online portal identifies five steps to enroll for an Indian Higher Education programme for the foreign students.
The foreign students will have the option to choose among over 160 public and private institutions offering 1500 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels.