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Education system
Required Tests
Universities where Burmese have Studied
Useful Links


Education System

Students in India who want to attend university must complete 12th Standard first. There are numerous universities in India including Indira Gandhi National Open University which does most of its teaching through distance learning and regional resource centers. There are also religious (Buddhist and Christian) colleges which have been attended by people from Burma.

Many universities in India use English as the primary language of instruction. The university school year runs from July through March.


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Required Tests

Indian students are required to pass the matriculation exams following completion of the 12th Standard.


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Universities Where Burmese Have Studied

Delhi University


Delhi University is a huge university with 220,000 students and several campuses. At present, there are 14 faculties, 86 academic departments, 79 colleges spread all over the city. In an effort to cope with the enormous expansion, the University in the early seventies initiated a new organizational pattern based on the multi-campus concept.

When the University Grants Commission (UGC) started establishing Centres of Advanced Studies in the country, six were awarded to the University of Delhi out of a total of 18 such centres in the early sixties. These are in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Economics and Sociology. These Centres of Advanced Studies are now the centres of excellence in teaching and research in their respective areas. In addition, a number of these and other University departments received grants under the special assistance programme of the UGC for their outstanding academic work. The University has 15 libraries.



Tuition fees and other fees vary, but are usually between Rs.5500-6000 per annum. Room and board expenses in University and College residence range from Rs.1100/- to Rs.1300/- per month. Total expenses covering tuition fees, board and lodging and incidental expenses approximately come to Rs.3,500/- per month in respect of students who are residing in private rented accommodation.

In addition to the above, every foreign student has to pay Foreign Students Registration Fee of US $ 300 for undergraduate including Certificate/Diploma courses, US $ 400 for Post-graduate courses and US $ 500 for courses leading to research work. This fee may be paid in Indian Rupees by student belonging to the SAARC nations and also the ICCR scholars. Note: Foreign students should not count on obtaining work in India for covering their expenses while studying. Part-time employment during the academic session is almost impossible to find.


Applying for Admission

You must have completed one of the following and be 17 years old.

1. General Certificate of Education Examination of U.K. with at least 5 principal passes at "O" level and 2 principla passes at "A" level (seven in all).
2. Final School Certificate Examination held after 12 years of schooling or any other 12 grade examination considered equivalent to Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (12 year) of C.B.S.E., New Delhi.
3. Pre-University examination (2 years after 10 of schooling) of any recognised Indian University/Board.

You must submit a completed application along with:

Note: Foreign students must submit certified copies of the above certificates in English.

Also, the application must be stamped and signed by a responsible official at the Ministry of Education in the applicant's country or an official at the applicant's country's embassy/high commission in India (or the UNHCR for refugees in India).

See the account given by a Burmese student Gaining Admission to Delhi University, India for more information.


Contact Information

Foreign Students Adviser c/o. Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi 110007 Ph. 725 7725

Website: http://delhi-university.com



Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)


Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985 to democratise higher education. The aim was to provide cost-effective, quality education to large sections of the population including those living in remote areas.

IGNOU has close to 600,000 students with extremely varied profiles, spread throughout the length and breadth of the country. The University is serviced by an efficient and effective networking of 26 Regional and 504 Study Centres, all over India

Indira Gandhi National Open University has adopted a multimedia approach to instruction. The different components being: self-instructional materials, conselling sessions, both face-to-face and via teleconferencing mode. For courses in Science, Computers, Nursing as well as Engineering and Technology, arrangements have been made to enable students undertake practical classes at select study centres.


Applying for Admission

Announcements for different course and required test dates and locations can be found in national daily and local newspapers at various times throughout the year.


Contact Information

IGNOU Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068 Tel: 686 5923-32, 685 5062-65, 685 5083-85 Fax: 686 2312


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Apply at the Indian Embassy in Yangon:

The Indian Embassy     
545 - 547 Merchant Street     
Telephone: 282552 / 282933     
Fax: 254086 / 250164

Note: If you are a refugee in India, you may need an official document from the UNHCR in Delhi.


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Useful Links



What’s going on in Indian education and links to application forms and entrance exams.


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