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Studying in India - Higher Education


The education system in India is well established, organised and covers a wide spectrum of disciplines. With its vast and developed network of universities and colleges in the fields of engineering, information technology, bio-technology, agriculture, management, medicine, pharmacy, arts. science, commerce, etc., India offers quality education of international standards in programmes leading to diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees.


Choosing an Institute


  • For complete information on Indian universities, and courses available, click on the web-site of the Association of Indian Universities, www.aiuweb.org
  • Foreign students can also apply through Educational Consultants India Ltd. ( Ed.CIL ), a Government of India enterprise, that facilitates admissions and is a one-stop window for foreign students. Ed.CIL gives advice on suitable colleges and programmers after ascertaining the student's requirements.
Essential Criteria


  • For admission to all undergraduate courses, universities/institutes of higher education in India require candidates to be in possession of Higher Secondary/ GEC ‘A' level/any other examination equivalent to +2 stage of Indian qualification (12 years of schooling) with subjects related to their chosen area of study. However, for entry into diploma programmers, the qualification should comprise of 10 years of schooling.
  • Additional requirements, if any, are as per the course sought to be pursued.

For detailed information on Education and Higher Education in India refer to the links listed below or click on Department of Education :


Direct Admission of student’s abroad (DASA-2014) a scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Coordinated by: National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka (India), Website: www.dasanit.org


The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs launched a scheme called the “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC) in 2006-07, to assist children/wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) in pursuing under graduate courses in several disciplines in India. For more information on the above, please visit website: www.moia.gov.in or Ed.CIL website:www.edcilindia.co.in.

Last date of receipt of application for 29th KIP (29.8.2014-18.9.2014) has been extended up to 21.7.2014.

The details are given below:

KIP Edition Proposed Tentative Period Proposed Partner State Extended Last date for receipt of nominations in the MOIA through Missions.
29th KIP 29th August to 18thSeptember, 2014 Himachal Pradesh 21st July, 2014


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Inauguration of Indian Calligraphy Exhibition by His Excellency Mr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al Rowas, Advisor to His Majesty Sultan for Cultural Affairs on 20th March 2017. The exhibition will remain on display till 25th March 2017 at Omani Society for Fine Arts during visiting hours from 9 am to 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm to 8 pm. All are requested to visit.


FESTIVAL OF INDIA IN OMAN CONCLUDES WITH INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL AT GRAND HYATT (15-19 MARCH 2017): The much-awaited Indian Food Festival in Oman was inaugurated on 15th March 2017 evening at Grand Hyatt in a ceremony full of Indian instrumental music, classical and folk dance, ghazals and Bollywood songs. His Excellency Salim bin Mohammed bin Said Al Mahrooqi, Under Secretary for Heritage, Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman, was the Chief Guest. The Opening ceremony was also attended by HE Nasser Mohammed Khaleefa Al Busaidi, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Sheikh Hilal Marhoon Salem Al Ma’amari, Chief of West Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and HE Saif Mohammed Al Ruzaiqi, Adviser Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Over 300 prominent Omanis, including businesspersons and officials, Ambassadors, members of diplomatic corps, expatriates and members of Indian community were present at the opening ceremony. The Indian Food Festival at Grand Hyatt will conclude on 19th March, 2017.