According to the list released recently by QS for 'Best Student Cities', Mumbai is rated the second best affordable city for international students, while Delhi occupies the 12th spot. The fashion capital of the world, Paris scored the top spot on world's best student city, closely followed by London.
Not even a single Indian city, made it to the top 50 cities in the list for the year 2013, Mumbai was ranked 61st and Delhi 69th world's best student city. Mumbai scored second place after Kuala Lumpur in most affordable cities for international students, Mumbai scored 98 out 100 points. In the student mix indicator (propotional of international students), the two Indian cities fared miserable. Mumbai scored 2 out of 100 while for Delhi it was 10.
Simona Bizzozero from QS says "both Mumbai and Delhi are highly affordable for an international student. One of the main components of this indicator is tuition fees is really low in Mumbai in Delhi compared to other European cities. Also cost of living and food, especially fast and street food that students usually eat, are also very low in India, especially in these two cities."
"For quality of living, Mumbai scores 55 and Delhi 51. Both have performed relatively well in the Employer Activity Indicator (Mumbai scores 63 out of 100 and Delhi 57) showing that the leading local universities are well regarded by local and international employers. But lack of international students bring down the ranking significantly," Bizzozero added.