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Study in India Programme is a collaborative project launched in April 2018 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The program helps the global student community to study in globally-recognised premier institutes across India. There is provision of 10-15% supernumerary seats for foreign students. It will provide fee waivers to meritorious foreign students ranging from 100% to 25%. The programme focuses on attracting International students from select 30 plus countries across South-East Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Study in India Programme

Objective of Study in India Programme

The primary objective is to target foreign students by branding India as an attractive education destination. Other important objectives of Study in India Programme are:

  • To improve the soft power of India with focus on the neighbouring countries and use it as a tool in diplomacy.
  • To boost the number of inbound International students in India.
  • To double India’s market share of global education exports from less than 1 percent to 2 percent.
  • Increase in contribution of international student in the form of direct spends, indirect spends, spillover effects.
  • Improvement in overall quality of higher education.
  • Increase in global ranking of India as educational destination.
  • To reduce the export – Import imbalance in the number of International students.
  • Growth of India’s global market share of International students

Budgetary Allocation

  • The Government has approved an expenditure of Rs. 150 crores for the Study in India programme for two years 2018-19 and 2019-20 which will be primarily for brand promotion activities.
  • In budget 2020-21, an Ind-SAT is proposed to be held in Asian and African countries for benchmarking foreign candidates who receive scholarships for studying in Indian higher education centres.

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