Frequently asked Questions

Q.1 Why choose India as a place for higher education?

The Indian education system comprises of primary education, secondary & higher secondary education, and higher education. Higher education in India starts after passing the higher secondary education or the 12th standard. Postgraduate courses are generally two to three years long. After completing a postgraduate degree, there is the option of continuing on with doctoral studies and research at various educational institutes.

In India, there are more than 17,000 colleges, 20 central universities, 217 State universities, 106 Deemed Universities and 13 Institutes of National importance in the Indian higher education system. This number is consistently growing as a further 30 central universities, 8 new IITs, 7 IIMs and 5 new Indian Institutes of Science are proposed.

Low Cost: The cost of education in India is quite low as compared to many other countries of the world.

Quality Education: Indian educational institutions are well known worldwide to provide quality education.

Unique Courses: Apart from above mentioned advantages, one can also study some unique courses that were discovered and developed by the traditional knowledge system of India. Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Yoga and Hindi are some such courses that also attract many international students. Various scholarships, education loans and other financial aids are available for studying in India today.

Q.2 Can you tell me more about why India is said to have the second largest higher education system in the world?

The Indian higher education system is comprised of over 400 Universities and 20,000 colleges offering a broad spectrum of programs. The programs offered are of Diploma, Undergraduate, Post graduate and Doctorate levels.

Q.3 Why is Pune called as an Education Destination?

The Educational Capital of India- Pune has been known as the Oxford of the East” since the times of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The city draws in large number of students from both India as well as abroad. Pune is the ideal destination for students aiming for higher education as the institutes located here offer a variety of courses ranging from Engineering, Architecture, Management, Fashion Technology, Nursing, Biochemistry, Medicine and Biotechnology to Mass communication, Astronomy and so on.

The wide range of courses is supported by excellent infrastructural facilities and cultural platforms. Students from all over the world find Pune a pleasant and welcoming city.

Pune can also be considered as a research hub of India owing to its various research institutions of importance. Some of the institutes which are of national importance and are also affiliated to Pune University are, the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), MACS, Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), National Institute of Virology (NIV), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and Deccan College among others.

Q.4 Why choose Pune City as a place for higher education in India?

Pune city is known as Educational Capital of India. As compared to other cities of India, overall quality of education in Pune is much high. In Pune, there are more than 300 Colleges / Institutions giving undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education in various fields. Also, Pune is a large industrial city. It is India’s one of the largest “Information Technology (IT)” center where there are around 1100 IT industries. Also, Pune is India’s largest industrial center for automobiles. A good number of Multi-national automobile industries have their plants in Pune. In addition to IT and automobile industries, a large number of manufacturing and service provider industries are placed in Pune. Due to this situation, students get a better exposure for the industrial world. They also get opportunities to work in these industries during vacations. Another important factor about Pune city is the climate. The climate is pleasant through the year. In winter, night temperature goes down to 7 to 8 Degrees Celsius. A large number of International students come to India every year for higher education. Out of them, 40 % students come to Pune.

Q.5 Why choose “Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), Pune” as a place for higher education in India?

“Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), Pune”, is a 120 years-old Institution, which is the largest education center in India, exclusively meant for girls and women. This Institution provides high quality education facilities to girls in various fields of education. The Institution is capable of providing proficient hostel and food facilities for almost each student at MKSSS. The surrounding at MKSSS is highly competent, reliable and secure. The parents of the students can rest assured having sent their daughters at MKSSS.

Q.6 What is the cost of living in India?

Cost of living in India is substantially economical than most of the developed countries. One can live very comfortably in India by spending roughly $2000 to $4200, annually; depending on which city or town you are located in. This includes the cost of food and stay in hostels.

Q.7 Do I need health insurance while I am studying in India?

Our institution provides infirmary facilities for minor ailments, however for more serious medical problems; you would have to go to a health care facility that is off campus. Our Institution will provide necessary guidance to get yourself insured, if you desire to do so.

Q.8 Am I eligible for a scholarship or for a grant?

In general, Indian institutions do not provide grants for education; however some do offer a reduction in fees to students coming from SAARC countries. In addition, the Indian government does offer aid to students coming from some developing countries. For a list of those countries, please contact the nearby Indian consulate.

Q.9 What are the pre-requisites for studying in India?

Undergraduate programs require passing an examination that is equivalent to a standard 12 years of schooling, offered in India. However, for a Diploma program you must have completed 10 years of schooling. You must have adequate proficiency in English to comprehend and cope with the curriculum.

Q.10 Do I need to pass a GMATTM, GRETM, SATTM, TOEFLTM or any other standardized test?

Indian academic institutions do not insist on any of these examinations; however an adequate proficiency in English is necessary to fulfill the academic requirements.

Q.11 When is the academic year commenced at Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), Pune?

In general, the academic year begins in July; however some institutions commence their academic year in August.

Q.12 What are the formalities to be completed before coming to India for education?

To study in India, you need to obtain a student visa for India. Once you receive a confirmed letter of admission from an Indian institution, you can easily obtain a student visa from the Indian consulate near you.

Q.13 Give me some information about food available in Pune.

Variety of food is available in Pune. In most parts of the Pune city, a special Indian meal is offered. Cuisine without meat is particularly called “Vegetarian” or “Veg”. The food including meat is clearly specified as “Non-veg”. Both the “Veg” and “Non-veg” food is satisfactorily available.

Q.14 Give me information about restaurants in Pune.

In Pune there are many restaurants to suit each individual’s palate and budget. Most restaurants offer Indian food and there are certain exclusive restaurants that offer international cuisine, as well.

Q.15 How do I apply for admission to the course of my interest?

List of various courses offered by our Institution is available on the Institution’s website. You may go through the list of courses and contact details of our respective branches for obtaining further details.

Q.16 How many foreign students approach Pune for education, every year?

Every year approximately 4000 students from across the globe come to the city to avail its world class academic programs. Pune offers education to maximum number of foreign students in India. The teaching quality, available resources, experienced and dedicated faculty; have all made Pune a favored education destination. Crores of rupees are being spent to provide world class infrastructure and living conditions at this peaceful area to attract students even from Europe, the US and Australia.

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