India is a neighboring country of ours with pretty much similar culture and tradition. As both Nepal and India are country where majority of the population is Hindu, most of the tradition of ours match. Some traditions are same whereas some are modified but hold the same meaning. India is the second most populated country in the world and the seventh largest country in the world. India surrounds Nepal from three sides and it the neighbor we’re mostly dependent upon. India is the one country where Nepalese have been going to gain education since a very long period of time. In past Nepalese went India to get education because of lack to educational institutions in Nepal and now they go to get better education.

Why India?

India is a developing country which is having a rapid economic growth. It is home to some of the best universities in south Asia. It is also an economical choice for those willing to go abroad for study but do not have enough funding. University cost in India is similar to that in Nepal and the cost of living out there is also pretty similar. It is the region why India has turned out to be such a popular destination among the youths and people wanting to have a quality higher education in low cost. Also, India is known from producing talented individuals in different fields and the CEO’s of some of the biggest multinational companies are Indian or have studied in India.

Education System:

Indian education system is pretty much similar to that of Nepal. A bachelor course takes around four years to complete whereas a master course takes around two years to complete. Even the Indian university are of two types:

  • Public college: these public colleges are funded by the government to run so it doesn’t depend on the tuition provided by students. these are the government owned colleges which are pretty cheaper than private college but in India it is really difficult to get into a public college because of high competition. These colleges are good in providing quality education at a affordable price and the quality of education and infrastructure is similar if not better than the private colleges.
  • Private college: these are the colleges owned by a person or an organization. These are usually more expensive than public colleges because they run for profit and in order for these colleges to run and generate profit, they need to get good amount of tuition from students. These colleges are available in various states and they help students to get their desired degree.


Cost of attending a public college in India depends upon the college and the course you choose. There are colleges which provide quality education in cheap price as well as those which cost a lot of money. The cost of living in India is pretty much similar to that in Nepal. The cost of most of the goods in India is a little cheaper than that in Nepal. Tuition: The cost of tuition depends upon the university and the course that you choose. Public university are slightly cheaper than private universities and the cost of attendance for a Nepalese student in Indian university is similar to that of an Indian. Public university: 4-6lakh Indian Rupees (for the whole course of four years) Private university:7-12lakh Indian Rupees (for the whole course of four years)


Hostel are the most popular mode of accommodation in India. Most of the students in India live on hostel and some decide to rent an apartment if they’re studding in some big cities. The cost of hostel is around 2-3lakh per annum depending on the university or the off-campus hostel. This includes food so there is no need to spend any extra amount of money on foods. But if one lives in an apartment then they need to buy food and the “mesh” place where students mostly have food from usually costs around 4-5k a month. Generally, the cost of India is cheaper in comparison to other foreign study destinations.

Admission Procedure And Document Checklist

Admission procedure in Indian universities is very simple for Nepalese students. Nepalese students do not require visa in order to study in India neither do they require passport. This is because of the good relationship between Nepalese and Indian government. So, there is no need to get any study visa or anything and Nepalese student can work for as long as they want in India after they complete their studies. So, the admission procedure for Nepalese students in Indian university is similar to that in any Nepalese university. Some documents required to apply in Indian university are:

  • Nepali citizenship
  • Certificate as a proof of previous educational level
  • Some university might require an entrance exam and some university let students get in just by looking at their grades There is no need for any English proficiency test to get into an Indian university.

Once you get accepted by an Indian university you can take admission and go study your course. India is pretty close to Nepal so students can come back to their country during holidays without having to spend a lot of money.

Quick Facts

As Indian and Nepali culture are similar, Nepalese students do not face cultural shock upon arrival in India. Even the language won’t be a barrier because most Nepalese are used to Hindi language because of the movies and watching cartoons and all in Hindi since childhood. Even English is widely spoken in India so there will not be any kind of problem while communicating and most of the college course are taught in English so understanding the subject matters will not be difficult. But one of the major obstacles that students can face in India is hot weather. The students who are not used to high intensity heat will have to get used to the hot temperature of India. India is really beautiful country with matching culture and cheap cost of living. So, students can occasionally have fun by going to trips and all without being worried about going broke.