Higher education system in IndiaHigher education in India implies education after 10+2 stage (ten years of primary and secondary education and 2 years of higher secondary education). The first graduate degree, the bachelors degree is obtained after 3 years education in the fields of arts, science, commerce etc. and 4 years in case of most of the professional streams like engineering, architecture etc. (in case of medicine and law it is more). In the post graduation phase master's degree like M.Sc., M.Com., M.Tech., M.D.S.. etc. usually takes 2 years.
After master's degree, research degrees like M.Phil., Ph.D. etc take variable time depending upon individual student. D.Sc. and D.Litt. degrees are awarded by some universities after Ph.D. for original research.
In addition to degree programs, a number of Diploma and certificate programs are also offered by many institutes and universities. The world fame IIM's offer a diploma which is equivalent to MBA degree.
The educational institutions are comprised of universities, deemed universities and institutions of national importance.
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