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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,736 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in India.

Academic year: 

  • High schools: April – March
  • Universities: July – May

Major school holidays/break: May – June; December

Major exam period(s): March, April, December 

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 - 4 years

The language of instruction in universities: English and vernacular (regional language) depending on university policy.

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate