Study in India: IITs, NITs, IIMs join in, aim 2L foreign students by ‘2022
The Central government wants to take the number of foreign students in Indian education institutions to over 2 lakh by the year 2022 through their ‘Study in India’ programme.
Over 100 educational institutions have come aboard, including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and central universities that will facilitate admission for international students. These institutes will be promoted through social media and roadshows in target countries. Admission will be on the basis of SAT scores, which will include admission to IITs and NITs as well.
DNA had earlier in December 2017 reported about government’s plans of launching such a scheme. The blueprint of the scheme has now been finalised by EdCIL — a unit under Ministry of Human Resource Development that works for international education. There were plans to announce the scheme in this year’s annual Budget, but it was held back due to some last minute changes.
While India ranks at number 3 in terms of educational resources worldwide, its rank in terms of attracting foreign students is at number 26.