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Education and Schools

Delhi - Education and Schools

Delhi and the NCR have some of the best schools in the country that are either government, semi-government or privately owned. One should have no difficulty finding a good one near to their residence. The best schools in Delhi are Delhi Public School, Modern School, Springdales', Apeejay (Saket), Mother's International School - one should be able to locate a branch near their residence. Most of these are day schools. Most of these schools are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Some of the good schools like the G.D.Goenka International, The Heritage, Pathways, Rai International School and The British Council offer education on the pattern of GCE 'O' levels or IGCSE 'A' levels from CIE (Cambridge International Examinations). Pathways offer grades from International Baccalaureate and there are thirty more schools across India that offer programmes from IB. Most of these offer Boarding facilities.

The American Embassy School in Chanakyapuri is an excellent school. Then there's a British school with many Indian teachers, a French Lycee, and small Japanese, German, and Russian schools are also available. Schools in Delhi promise not only good academic delivery, but also a range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Students participate in State and National level games and sports, dance and music competitions etc. Theatre, arts and Public speaking are an inherent part of most of these schools' curriculum.

Expats who wish to settle in Delhi may choose India for their studies because of affordable education costs and good standards of education. Delhi is also close to some very good schools on hill stations. There are good boarding schools on the hill stations of Nainital, Shimla, Mussoorie, and Dalhousie etc. that deliver education on the British level CISCE pattern. Most of the schools offer a range of co-curricular activities like games and sports, theatre, dance and music, gymnasium and cyber cafes.

However if someone wants to come to India on a study visa then the following formalities must be taken care of:

1. A letter confirming one's admission to a recognized institute must accompany the application form.
2. Evidence of financial arrangements for stay in India must be given.
3. A letter of Approval or NOC from the Ministry of Health, government of India is required for admission to medical or para-medical courses.
4. A letter of Approval or NOC from the Ministry of HRD is required for admission to graduate or post-graduate courses in engineering/ technical institutions in India.
5. The student visa is valid for the period of study in India.

Delhi has Delhi University (main campuses in North Delhi and South Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia (in South Delhi) and GGS Indraprastha University (Old Delhi) as its major universities providing higher education. Courses are offered in Sciences, Engineering, Commerce and Arts streams at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level. For excellence in technical courses, IIT Delhi at Hauz Khas is the best choice.

There are a number of private colleges in Delhi-NCR affiliated to these universities and others like the Rai Foundation, IMT, Fore School of Management, Amity that offer education in Management, Biotechnology, Fashion, Media and Engineering. Colleges in Noida are mostly affiliated to UP Technical University and in Gurgaon to Kurukshetra University and MDU, Rohtak.

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