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Indian Higher Education Soars to New Heights on the Global Stage - QS Rankings Reveal Impressive Surge!

The representation of Indian Higher Educational Institutions on the global stage has witnessed a remarkable and consistent increase over the years, as evidenced by their rising rankings in esteemed global frameworks such as the QS World University Rankings (QS Rankings) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE Rankings).

In the QS Rankings, the number of Indian institutions has surged significantly, growing from a modest 9 in QS-2014 to an impressive 45 in QS-2024. A similar upward trend is observed in THE Rankings, where the number of ranked Indian institutions has soared from 4 in 2014 to a noteworthy 101 in 2023. This remarkable progress speaks volumes about India's commitment to enhancing the quality of its educational institutions and raising their global standing.

The country boasts a plethora of prestigious institutions and Institutions of National Importance, including the renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISER), National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), and Central Universities. Notably, IIT Madras and IIT Delhi have taken their reputation to an international level by signing Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to establish offshore campuses in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Abu Dhabi, UAE, respectively.

Furthermore, the Indian government has designated twelve institutions as Institutions of Eminence (IoE) with the aim of providing affordable access to world-class academic and research facilities within the country. These institutions are at the forefront of driving educational excellence and fostering cutting-edge research.

Addressing the dynamics of international student mobility, the report of the All India Survey on Higher Education reveals that the number of foreign students enrolling in Indian higher educational institutions has grown from 42,293 in 2014-15 to 48,035 in 2020-21. While the number of Indian students studying abroad remains higher, the increasing influx of foreign students in India demonstrates the country's growing appeal as a global study destination.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) plays a pivotal role in maintaining and elevating the standards of teaching, examination, and research in universities across India. It regularly issues rules, regulations, and guidelines to ensure academic excellence and promote institutional development. In a significant move, the UGC has recently introduced the University Grants Commission (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Educational Institutions to offer Twinning, Joint Degree and Dual Degree Programmes) Regulations, 2022. This transformative regulation not only enables Indian students to pursue degrees from top-ranked foreign higher educational institutions at a reasonable cost but also enhances India's attractiveness as an international study destination.

With a vision to revolutionize the education system in the country, the Government of India has embraced the National Educational Policy 2020. This comprehensive policy framework envisions a transformative shift in the higher education sector, driving a multitude of key initiatives and reforms. Some of these transformative measures include the establishment of the National Higher Education Qualifications Framework (NHEQF) and the National Credit Framework (NCrF), fostering multidisciplinary education, implementing internship/apprenticeship embedded degree programs, and encouraging the establishment of research & development cells in higher education institutions.

Furthermore, the policy facilitates multiple entry and exit points in academic programs, promotes the establishment of Academic Banks of Credit, and aims to streamline university admissions through a common university entrance test. These far-reaching reforms seek to elevate the quality and accessibility of higher education in India, empowering students and institutions alike to excel on the global stage.

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