India is a country in South Asia. It is the Seventh-Largest country by area and second-largest by population and most populous democracy in the world.
Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region’s diverse culture.
India got its independence on August 15th, 1947. It was the day when the Indians got liberated from the rule of the British. The land area of India is about 1,147,949 square meters and the total area is about 1,269,338 square meters. India make up about one-third the area of the United States, the Republic of India occupies most of the subcontinent of India in southern Asia. It borders on China in the northeast. Other neighbors are Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Bhutan on the north, and Burma and Bangladesh on the east.
Why study in India?
With over 343 universities and 17,000 colleges offering the widest spectrum of courses, India has the second largest education system in the world. Indian universities and institutes of higher education and research have made significant contribution in research and development in the areas ranging from biotechnology, engineering, arts, humanities, pure sciences, applied physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
Studying and living in India is a special experience. India is a country rich in cultural heritage, having multi religious society. A cosmopolitan environment and easy acceptance of all cultures and religions, makes India a friendly nation. Students love and enjoy their stay in India. Besides the high standard of education, the students get an ample opportunity to know the cultures and traditions of India, and revel in the scenic beauty of the country.
Tropical monsoon type with winter (January-February), summer (March-May), south-west monsoon season (June-September) and post-monsoon or north-east monsoon season (October-December). Most of the rainfall is brought by the south-west monsoon.
Because of the geographical diversity of India, regional climate conditions in the extreme north, east and west vary from the general conditions given above.
- Lightweight cottons in summer
- Warmer clothes in winter and on cooler evenings
- Raincoats and umbrellas during the monsoons
- National costumes are recommended for festivities
Shopping & Dining
- Shops are open every day of the week from 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays
- Bazaars are a good place get cheap objects
- Restaurants have flexible timings and are usually open late
- Dhal (a type of lentil) and other vegetarian dishes, along with a wide variety of sweets- gulab jamuns, jalebi, kulfi- are some of the cuisines in India
- Indian foodis different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages.
- India is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find everything from clothes to ceramics, and metal work to musical instruments. The only problem is how to get all your purchases back home!
Travel & Transportation
- Buses, coach, ferries, rail and plane are the easiest travel methods between the metropolitan city
- Auto rickshaws, bicycle and taxis are easy modes of transport
- The metro is also available in some states