Association of India (EMAI)
Capital City: New Delhi
Population: 1100 million (approx)
Percentage of population between 20-29: 200 million (approx)
Language(s): Official language(s): Hindi, English
Non-official language(s): over 30
Language(s) used in higher education: predominantly English
Number of HEI (Higher Education Institutes): Private: Numerous, mainly in the field of engineering and medicine
Public: 335 Universities with 16885 affiliated colleges
Number of students in higher education: 10 million (approx)
Number of students in higher education abroad: 135000 (approx)
Trend in the number of students abroad between 2000-06: Steadily increasing (Exact figures n/a)
Main destination countries: USA, UK, Australia, Canada
Level of studies of students abroad (estimate): Undergraduate (%) 20
Postgraduate (%) 70
Doctorate (%) 10
Main subject areas of students studying abroad: Engineering, MBA, Hospitality
Profile – New Delhi
Detail - India’s Higher Education
Introduction - Indian Higher Education System
Source: Census 2001; Institute of International Education (IIE);
Student migration from India – Top Destinations
• The USA is most preferred destination for Indian students, followed by United Kingdom.
– In the USA, approx. 73.7% enrols at the graduate level, while 16.6% are
undergraduate students and 9.6% are enrolled in such other programs as English-
• EU is trailing far behind the USA and Australia in attracting foreign students.
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.5
1.8 1.3 1.6 2.1
2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Number of Indian Students in Different Countries, 2003-07
(Figures in ‘000)
Source: Institute of International Education (IIE); Eurodata Publications
European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2006
• The European Higher Education Fair took place in
New Delhi on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th
November 2006 at the Habitat Centre and attracted
about 8500 visitors. The fair enabled students, their
parents and their study advisors and sponsors to find
out more about study opportunities in Europe.
• 89 Higher education institutions and 20 National
representations from 22 EU member states
participated at the Fair.
• A total number of 39 country presentations were also
made by the National structures on their higher
education system and study and scholarship
EHEF 2008 in India
• As a follow-up to the successful series of fairs
under the Asia Link Program, the EC (European
Commission) is funding a large 2 year project,
the EU-Asia Higher Education Platform.
• The new project sponsors a series of policy
dialogue events in Asia and Europe on higher
education development and cooperation
between Europe and Asia.
• It will also organize two EHEFs that will be
implemented by the DAAD and Nuffic and
organised by the same format as EHEFs 2006.
• The organization is planning to organize a fair
on November 12-14, 2008 in New Delhi, India.
European Commission will organize two EHEFs, including one fair in
New Delhi, India.
Erasmus Mundus Association of India (EMAI)
• Established in December 2007, EMAI is working for Erasmus
• EMAI aims to work in tandem within the overall goal of Erasmus
Mundus Association to enhance the visibility and attractiveness of
European higher education in India.
• The organization is registered as a non-profit
organization with. As of May 2008, EMAI has
more than 50 registered members.
• The main objectives of EMAI is to promote the
European Union as a centre of excellence in the
field of higher education in India.
How can EMAI contribute?
• According to British Council report, only 35% of visitors found out about the exhibitions
from local newspaper advertisements in November 2007, which has increased to 45% of
visitors in February 2008.
– Large number of exhibitors found out about the exhibitions through other sources.
EMAI can organize various event on behalf of Erasmus Mundus to increase the
awareness of the same in Delhi.
• EMAI also conducted a preliminary survey in two prestigious universities in Delhi.
– Initial results suggested that 80% of students surveyed are not aware about ‘Erasmus
Mundus Scholarship Programme’.
– 75% of students surveyed choose United States and United Kingdom as the preferred
destination for higher studies.
• EMAI, in association with Erasmus Mundus alumni can organize various meets to promote
Erasmus Mundus courses in India. EMAI will disseminate information on behalf of
Erasmus Mundus and will attract a large participation from students.
EMAI can disseminate information on behalf of Erasmus Mundus to
attract a large number of participation.
Handing Erasmus Mundus Stall at EHEF 2008
• EMAI will manage ‘Erasmus Mundus – Stall’
at EHEF 2008 in New Delhi and will conduct
various pre-event awareness campaign to
increase the participation.
• EMAI will distribute literatures and other
supporting materials to students and visitors
on behalf of Erasmus Mundus.
• It will also arrange for the necessary
manpower and other supporting staff to
manage the stall.
• EMAI will also maintain a database of
visitors, which can be provided to Erasmus
EMAI will manage the stall of Erasmus Mundus at EHEF 2008 and
offer counseling services to interested students.
Organizing Events in Northern India
• EMAI will deliver presentation and organize
awareness camp about Erasmus Mundus in
both metro cities, as well as, upcountry
towns in Northern India.
• EMAI will work as a ‘Locally employed
institutional representatives’ and will
distribute literature of Erasmus Mundus in
various institutes and universities in
• In upcountry town, there are lot of potential
students, but information is not readably
• EMAI will try to promote ‘Erasmus Mundus’
as a brand among university students.
EMAI will conduct 10 interactive sessions at various universities
campus in both metro and upcountry towns in Northern India.