Government of India launches Study in India portal

The SII will act as an integrated solution for international students willing to study in India and will address all needs from visa and university applications to the selection of courses.

Yasmin Tinwala

In line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 introduced to globalize education in India and establish the country as a preferred choice of international students, the Study in India (SII) portal was launched in New Delhi. Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar jointly launched the portal in the presence of several ministers and ambassadors from more than 10 countries.

The SII portal will provide detailed information about Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The website will illustrate academic programs covering undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs as well as courses in Indian Knowledge Systems like yoga, ayurveda and classical arts. The portal will also act as a one-stop solution for international students with the registration and visa application process consolidated under one platform.

Speaking at the event, S. Jaishankar said the portal represents the
government’s commitment to making India the global Hubspot for education by welcoming students from diverse backgrounds. It will establish a strong international footprint of the brand ‘India’ in the education sphere, Jaishankar said. He further spoke about the importance of having international students come to India for an education saying the benefits will be reaped by domestic students who will become rightly prepared for working in the global workplace.

Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar; Minister of State for Education; Annapurna Devi, Minister of State for Education and External Affairs; Rajkumar Singh, Member of Parliament; Dr Mahesh Sharma and senior officials of Ministry of Education and Skill Development were present at the event.

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