IISAC’s Semester in India Programs with Universities and Colleges

Why India as a Study abroad destination?

The Republic of India, founded in 1947 is the world’s largest democracy with 1.1 billion people, home of ancient civilization, and birth place of two of the world’s great religions (Hinduism and Buddhism). India’s past and present mingle wherever one visits. For a student of South Asian Studies, India is a paradise for examining the cultural, historical, spiritual, architectural, anthropological, social, ecological, political, technological and business aspects, which is different from their own western culture.

According to James O’Reilly, of Travelers’ Tales, “India is everything human. It is all of our history, it is the past, it is the future. If it has been thought, experienced or imagined, it has all happened before India and you can be sure it is happening right now”.

IISAC Institutions in India.

IISAC developed the “Semester in India Program” in 2000 with the prestigious central government institution “Pondicherry University” in South India and then extended to other famous institutions in India. These are: KIIT University Odisha, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Founded in 1937 as one of the 16 universities in India, the university is a leading teaching and research institution in South India, publicly financed and affiliated with the Govt. of Kerala. Being a research, teaching and affiliating university, UoK offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in all fields and subjects. There is a 1:8 faculty to student ratio with 200 faculty members and 1,600 students. There are more than 100,000 students throughout its affiliate colleges.

University location


Thiruvananthapuram is home to both University of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram previously known as Trivandrum is the capital city of the state of Kerala located on the south western coast of India. The capital faces the beautiful Arabian Sea on the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. This greenest city of Kerala has culturally rich museums, art galleries, zoological parks, historical, ancient and colonial buildings, palaces, theaters, concert halls, parks and houses of worship like churches, temples and mosques.

Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by roads, rails and air. The international and domestic airports, interstate, inter-district and local bus terminals as well as interstate train stations are all within 20 minutes of driving distance from the university campus.

Subjects of study at Kerala University

Tropical Biology, Agriculture & Public Health:

Tropical Botany/ Plant Biotechnology/ Biodiversity and Taxonomy/ Forest Botany/ Agricultural crops/ Plant protection/Tissue culture and Plant Molecular Biology/Medicinal plants & Pythochemistry,/Plant Physiology/ Genetics and Plant breeding/Plant Pathology/ Agronomy/, Ecology and Conservation Biology,/Animal Diversity/Aquatic Biology & Fisheries/Ayurvedic Biology & Medicine/Public Health & Tropical Medicine.

Social Sciences:

Sociology /Social works / Archaeology/ Psychology/Philosophy/ Political Sciences/ History/ Religious studies/Islamic studies/ Women’s studies

Humanities & Languages:

English/ Communication & Journalism/ Linguistics/ Hindi/ Sanskrit/ Arabic/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Russian/ German/ French/ Library and Information Science

Life sciences:

Zoology/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Environmental sciences/ Aquatic Biology and Fisheries/ Earth Science/ Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Physical & Mathematical Sciences:

Physics/Chemistry / Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer sciences / Optoelectronics/ Future studies/ Demography and Population studies

Management Studies:

Business Administration/ Commerce/ Economics

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KIIT University, Odisha.

KIIT University is a science, technology, engineering and business higher institution of learning with unprecedented achievements located in the picturesque campus of Bhubaneswar, Odisha on the North Eastern coast of India. This is an affluent university with a student population of 16000 offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 50 academic areas.

University location; Odisha

KIIT University is located in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha on the Eastern coast of India. Odisha’s history dates back to 2000years it is famous for its ancient temples, beautiful beaches and the myriad of tribal villages. It's scenic coastal location and close proximity between the northern and southern states exposes students to diverse lifestyles of India.

Subjects of study at KIIT University

Management Studies:

International Business / Finance/Commerce/Business Administration/ Rural Management

Medical sciences:

Medicine/ Dentistry/ Pharmacy/ Nursing/ Pre-med courses

Life sciences:

Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology/Physiology/Anatomy/Pathology/Public Health

Engineering & Technology:

Architecture/ Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Automobile Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Computer science & Engineering/ Information Technology/ Electronics & Electrical Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation

Performing & Visual Arts:

Fine Arts/ Film & Production/Fashion Technology

Social Sciences:

Yoga & Spiritual Studies. Law & International Law

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