India has been a major seat of learning for thousands of years. The country was home to both Takshashila – the first university in the world, and to the inventor of the digit 0 – Äryabhata. Albert Einstein once said, “we owe a lot to the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made”.
Today, India is known as a communication hub and has become popular with international students from all over the world. It is highly attractive due to its forward thinking, its popularity with large multinational companies, and also due to English being the common language of communication. According to Peter Drucker, “India has become a powerhouse very fast, the medical school in New Delhi is now perhaps the best in the world. The technical graduates of Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore are as good as any in the world. Also, India has 150 million people for whom English is their main language so India is indeed becoming a knowledge center”.