In today's era of modernization, the upcoming generation is more inclined towards western cultures. Moreover, the western educational institutes are gaining more popularity because of their advanced infrastructure. While India has traditionally been seen as a country that sends rather than receives international students, the paradigm has shifted over that past few years, and an increasing number of students from various countries are now opting to study in India. Reports suggest that with the country welcoming more than 30,000 international students every year, today India is one of the most popular countries for students who are looking to study abroad.
With the world's second largest population after China, and a fast-growing and influential economy, it's unsurprising that India's higher education system has undergone rapid expansion over the past few decades. The country now holds one of the largest higher education systems in the world after China and the US, and is especially renowned for its universities and engineering schools. There are thousands of colleges and universities in India to choose from, of many different types, sizes, specializations and origins, some state-run, others private. Owing to the digital revolution, India has also emerged as an IT and communications hub which has led to its popularity among international students from all over the world. We hold offices of top multinational companies of the world and India is highly attractive among foreign students for its forward thinking, diverse culture and widespread use of the English language.
India's higher education system was ranked 26th in the world in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2018, and is especially well-known for the quality of its education in engineering and technology subjects, spearheaded by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). There are currently 23 of these, located around the country, focusing mainly on engineering, technology and science disciplines. In this issue we celebrate the existence of renowned technical institutes and universities across the country under the title "University of the Year" and promising engineering colleges under the title "Engineering College of the Year 2018". On the cover we have featured Eternal University, a university recognized for being the first Women's University of North India. Hope this feature helps you in your future endeavors and we achieve our mission.
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