“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!” ~Albert Einstein

For thousands of years India has been a major place of learning. Both, Takshila– the first university in the world, and Aryabhata- the inventor of zero digit are from India. With the second largest population in the world, and an economy that is quite influential and fast-growing, it’s not at all surprising that the higher education system in India has undergone a paradigm shift over the past few decades, owing to its competitive stand in the world. India has now the third largest higher education system in the world, after the US and China. To an outsider the Indian education system is perhaps one of the most complex systems. There are thousands of universities and colleges to choose from, some state-run and some private, of various different sizes, types, specializations and origins.

With the foray of umpteen numbers of Multi-National Corporations, India has surfaced as a leading global manufacturing hub. Global players such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, General Motors, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Suzuki, Hyundai, LG, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, PepsiCo, Coco Cola, Tupperware, Amway, McDonald’s have had huge gains from their operations in India and have made expansion in the country. They have gone ahead with diversification of their products have set up manufacturing base to increase the production capacity, have established research centres and the likes. The economy has been on a vigorous growth trajectory.

Listed below are the leading cities with their sought after institutions in India that offer great education!