Higher Education in India
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Higher Education in India

In India, higher education includes the education imparted after schooling for 10 + 2 years i.e. ten years of primary and secondary schooling followed by two years of higher / senior secondary schooling. The annual academic session starts in July to August. College admissions start in May to June or even much earlier, on the basis of written examination or interview. Some universities / institutes reserve a limited number of seats for foreign / NRI students, which are given on the basis of the applicant's academic records.

Undergraduate courses:

Courses Duration Subjects required
Medicine 4 1/2 years + 1 year internship Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English
Dentistry 4 years + 1 year internship Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English
Pharmacy 4 years Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English
Engineering 4 years Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English
Architecture 5 years Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English
Agriculture 4 years Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English
Veterinary Science 5 years including 6 months internship Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English
Hotel management, Arts, Commerce, Economics, etc. 3 years Any stream

Minimum Qualification : 60% marks from any recognised school which is equivalent to India's 10+2 CBSE Level.

Postgraduate courses:

Courses Duration
Arts, Humanities, Social sciences , Commerce, Economics, Management, Agriculture, Veterinary 2 years
MD / MS courses related to medicine 2 to 3years
Hotel management, Engineering, Architecture 1 1/2 years

Minimum qualification: graduate degree in the appropriate field with 50% marks.

Doctorate (PhD):

Students are admitted to PhD courses if they are able to fulfil the eligibility criteria regarding  their research competence and genuine interest in the subject of study. The admission is approved by the Board of Studies and in some cases on the recommendation of a Research Degree Committee of the university concerned. The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conduct a joint selection test twice a year and a good number of fellowships are available for those who have qualified the test for higher research.

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