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About India

As its tertiary level education places expand, India is becoming a regional host country as well as a leading sending country. India has one of the world's largest higher education systems, in 2015, there are 757 universities and 38,056 colleges. The Indian government has enacted policies encouraging and helping more international students from developing countries to study in India.

Fast Facts: India

  • There were over 42,420 international students in India during the 2015/16 academic year.
  • The top five places of origin for in-bound international students in 2015 were Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sudan, and Nigeria.

Source: All India Survey on Higher Education (2016).

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