Study in India: It’s more than just Studying Abroad

The Study in India Programme offers you the chance to learn in a diverse educational hub with exposure to renowned universities and life-enriching cultural experiences.

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Ghana, 28th July 2022: Indian philosophies, art, architecture, and educational techniques are well-known around the world. India’s education system is as vast and diverse as the country itself. The drive for learning has been deeply-rooted since ancient times, so much so that it is now considered to be home to the second-largest higher education system in the world.


With an aim to provide a platform for international students who want to pursue their higher education in India, the Government of India introduced the Study in India (SII) programme in 2018. It is run under the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India to make the nation’s top universities and cutting-edge institutions accessible to international students under the programme. 

Many of the partner institutions of Study in India have served as a launching pad for some of the illustrious graduates who today lead numerous Fortune 500 firms. For instance, Satya Nadella – CEO of Microsoft, Sundar Pichai – CEO of Google, and Ajaypal Singh Banga – President and CEO of MasterCard. 

With a young, competitive generation booming with new & progressive ideas, India also has a favorable environment for professional development. The constantly growing progress across various sectors in the country also attracts many international corporations and has given rise to numerous unicorn startups – all of which contribute to industry-linked learning opportunities for every determined student. No matter the sector of interest, studying in India can provide the essential skills and knowledge required to not only take on real-world challenges, but thrive in the long run. With the Study in India programme, international students from 100+ countries have begun the journey towards their dreams.

To make education more affordable, Study in India provides merit-based scholarships and fee waivers to deserving students from diverse backgrounds to make higher education more accessible. The SII Scholarship is awarded to students who perform well in the PRAGATII Exam. PRAGATII stands for Performance Rating of Applicants through Global Aptitude Test for Indian Institutes. It is held at two levels, for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in a standardized online exam mode to evaluate the students’ aptitude and capability. PRAGATII Exam is conducted in Online proctored mode. Candidates will have the ease of taking the exam from the comfort of their own homes on an internet-based platform at a designated time. 

The PRAGATII Exam for this year is set for July 31st, 2022. Before the main examination, Mock Tests are conducted to help students familiarize with the exam environment. The format of the question paper is Objective type with Multiple Choice Questions to be solved within 90 minutes. The medium of the question paper is in English with 90 questions of 1 mark each. Also, no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers or unanswered questions. 

The online exam consists of 40 verbal reasoning questions, and 25 questions each under quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning. The Verbal Reasoning section covers questions from language with reading comprehension, sentence structure, phrases, and more. The Quantitative Aptitude section has questions of Algebra, Geometry, Ratios, Proportions, etc. The Logical Reasoning section assesses problem-solving skills with questions based on Sequencing, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles, etc.

Students eligible for the PRAGATII Exam receive continued guidance from the Study in India team. The team addresses all student queries, provides sample papers and facilitates one-on-one conversation through weekly webinars, WhatsApp and the official social media handles. 

Peter Sarpong from Ghana, a recipient of the Study in India Scholarship and a student currently studying in India shares his life-transforming journey saying, “The Study in India scholarship has helped me expand my learning curve even more in India. The experience has taught me that there are no secrets to success. It’s all self-belief and hard work that help you get there. By actively participating in every webinar organized by the SII team, I was able to prepare well and score a good result. I’m now studying amidst the most inspiring mentors and dedicated peers. I feel truly proud to be given this great opportunity!”

For students looking forward to learning outside as much as inside the classroom, studying in India will truly be a rewarding journey. With an array of cultures, languages, and spectacular natural beauty – India facilitates the kind of holistic learning environment that is sure to make for a worthwhile study journey. Even the cost of living in India is incredibly reasonable for international students, not to mention the warm and welcoming nature of people in India is sure to make any student build his home away from home.

Studying in India can be an enriching experience for Ghanaian students looking to broaden their horizons in terms of knowledge and experiences, as well as excel in the real world.

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