According to the historical records, it is said that India has been an education hub for Nepalis since the Gurukul system of education started. The trend rose further after the advancement in the academic system, with the initiation of formal education several decades ago.
Since then, the number of Nepali students in India has been increasing every academic year. The most opted destinations for primary education across India were Patna, Banaras, Deradun, Naitital, Darjeeling and Gorakhpur, for which the importance is seen slowing down. Alternatively, the attraction to India for Higher education is increasing.
There has been enormous progress in the Indian education system in the last two decades, establishing itself as a leading education hub in Asia. Both the government and the private sector have made huge investments in research, laying emphasis on educated workforce with a commitment to lifelong learning.
India leads the world in production of world-class Information Technology (IT) and management professionals, being the world's second largest education network. Colleges like National Institute of Technology (NIT) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are considered among the best engineering institutes in the world.
According to the report of the University Grants Commission, the main regulatory body for university education in India shows that 20 central universities, 215 state universities, 100 deemed universities and over 16,000 colleges are spread across the country. India is also a country of contrast and vast differences.
Most of the students coming to India prefer Engineering and IT followed by Management and Nursing.