Postgraduate education in India

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					Postgraduate education in India becoming a must to make a career

Postgraduate education in India is becoming more popular every year. There are
more than 300 university-level institutions in India which over 17000 colleges affiliated to
them. Due to the obligation of meeting the requirements of the national level statutory
bodies established for the maintenance of quality standards in higher education system,
universities / institutions offering professional and technical courses in India are
recognized worldwide. That is why over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies recruit from
Indian campuses regularly.

Indian higher education institutes are divided into four groups – central government
regulated universities, state government regulated universities, institutes with standards
equivalent to universities’ and inter-university research centres shared by several
universities – all of them generally using English as a Medium of teaching. There are
universities specialising on medicine, arts and language, journalism, social work,
business, commerce, planning, architecture, engineering, etc. Postgraduate education in
India usually means taught master’s courses which generally last two and research
courses which last three years.

The most popular master’s level course is Master of Business Administration with its
common specialisations in human resources management, marketing, finance and
information systems. An MBA is a vital course ment to guide how to manage different
businesses and their various segments in a competent manner. Today, India has 600
institutes offering programmes in management only. One of the most prestigious
institute which branches are all over India is the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).
All management colleges/institutes in India are recognised and regulated by All India
Council of Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body of Government of India.

Since the options of studying in India are practically unlimited, it is important that a
student aspiring a quality education does lots of research before deciding on what to
spend his/her money, because this is a very important investment for the future. One
should make sure that he/she has found a suitable course that lives up to his/her

The most important criterias for choosing a study programme are that it really teaches
the things one wants to learn and also how to apply them in practice; that the education
meets international requirements and is on one hand as broad-based as possible but on
the other, as a postgraduate degree makes student comprehend one’s chosen
specialisation on an expert’s level and most importantly, is interesting for the student. It
is obvious that no-one wants to waste their time and money on studying something

A great way to gain a practical broad-based education is choosing a pathway programme
taught partially in India and partially abroad. This way a students gains a good
understanding of his/her speciality and the environment-based demands as well gets the
priceless experience of spending some time studying abroad amongst people with very
different backgrounds. OIBT, an Indian higher education institute is offering great
internationally recognized twinning programmes for postgraduates with various
specialisations otherwise not found in India. With OIBT one can study specialised
management or computer sciences and spend a part of their studies in UK, Malaysia or