Once upon a time when a student wished to do a Master’s or a PhD in a particular subject, the preferred option was to go abroad. Back then, India lacked the resources to impart quality education to its aspiring youth. But today things have changed drastically. With the growth in the Indian economy, the government has taken conscious steps to set up World Class Institutes and Universities. Constant efforts are being made to cater to a wider audience by setting up unique and discipline-specific institutes.
The IITs and the IIMs are well known to every Indian, and foreigners alike. It is the dream of many students to enter these hallowed portals as a student, and graduate with pride, honor and recognition. With the number of aspirants increasing every year, the government has established six new IIMs, which have already started functioning. The IIM count has moved up to 13, with the new IIMs set up at Rohtak, Ranchi, Raipur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, and Kashipur.
IISc located in Bangalore, Karnataka, is the Mecca for researchers and science enthusiasts. Students who are keen on pursuing a research oriented career in either Science or Engineering can consider this as a good option. The Institute offers endless courses to choose from. Other topnotch scientific institutes are: RRI, Bangalore; IISERs, multiple locations; TIFR, Pune; CMI, Chennai; ISI, Kolkata; NBRC, Haryana; Wildlife Institute, Dehradun; NCBS, Bangalore; et cetera. Young students looking to improve their understanding of basic concepts through hands on research can get in touch with the Professors and Scientists of these institutes to work on a project, or an internship, either during summer holidays or weekends, as the case may be. Students becoming a part of these institutes are suitably remunerated by offering a monthly stipend.
Students who are interested to take up Theatre as a career can join the National School of Drama, New Delhi. Students interested in Films and TV serials, can join the Film and Television Institute of India located in Pune. For those interested in Fine Arts, such as Painting, Sculpturing, Graphic Art, etc. the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, is the place to be in. The National Law School of India University, Bangalore, is the place for budding lawyers. Other than these specialized institutes, there are Universities like JNU, New Delhi; Delhi University; Hyderabad Central University; EFLU, Hyderabad, etc. which are striving to impart quality education to its children!