Study in India (SII)

Study in India (SII)

The Study In India (SII) programme is a flagship project introduced by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. The SII portal ( was jointly launched on 18th April 2018 by the former Minister of Union External Affairs, Late Smt. Sushma Swaraj and former Minister of State for HRD, Dr Satya Pal Singh at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The Study in India programme seeks to endorse India as a prime education hub for international students by inviting them to pursue their higher education in the country. With an attractive set of salient features, the programme is the perfect platform for international students to experience the best of what Indian education has to offer. Therefore, it encourages international students to explore valuable educational opportunities enabled by the top Indian universities.
The added advantage of the Study in India Programme is quality assurance wherein it partners up with institutes that:

  • have National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation of 3.26 and above, or
  • are ranked among the top 100 in any category except medical by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), or
  • have the status of Institute of National Importance (INI) or Institute of Eminence (IOE).

The autonomous body NAAC is an institution established by UGC whereas NIRF, is a framework outlined by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2015 is a framework outlined to assess and rank Indian higher education institutions across the country on parameters such as teaching-learning, infrastructure and learning resources, etc.

As the Study in India programme is maturing, the aim is to jump the geographical boundaries and reach out to every international student who dreams of gaining top-notch higher education. The long-term goal is to help international students not only to take admission to the finest of institutes but empower them with all-around development.

Website to apply:

Deadline and Eligibility:

Given in the SII portal