You won’t get quality higher education everywhere equally in India. Start a lively and quickly tense discussion about regional differences and it will quickly give rise to some hot dissents.
Along with religion, this is a highly sensitive topic that is guaranteed to get lunch tables and chat rooms flowing with all sorts of interesting comments. Coming in as an outsider, it is important for you to build some awareness of the different regions, and what they think of each other.
India lies to the north of the equator between 6° 44’ and 35° 30’ north latitude and 68° 7’ and 97° 25’ east longitude. The southern half of India lies in the tropical zone whereas the northern half lies in the sub-tropical zone.
There are no set boundaries for the regions of India, nor are there a set number of them. Some will say anything below Mumbai is South India and everything above it is North India. Others say there is a North, South, East, and West India.
This is a list of unofficial, or quasi-official regions of India. Some are geographic regions, others ethnic, linguistic, dialect, or cultural regions, and some correspond to historic countries, states or province. There is also a regional divide in the educational sector in India. But on this topic, we will give preference to the different regions in India.
North India-The most notable geographic area in North India is the Himalaya’s which most people have heard of will see if they travel there. Another thing you will most likely see when in North India is one of the worlds grandest buildings and most well-known structure in India, the Taj Mahal.
The states in this part of the country include Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan etc. Universities such as SRM University Modinagar, Lovely Professional University, etc. have made their establishment in the North India.
South India – South India has the unique feel to it and because of it, most people don’t think of it as India but part of other countries. What most people don’t know about South India is that it is also called Dravida just like is used in the national anthem. If you happen to visit South India you should consider taking the time to see the highest plunge waterfall in India, Jog Falls.
Three of the biggest states in South India are Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Famous Engineering Colleges such as VTU, VelTech, etc come from these regions. They usually take in students with good rankings in TANCET 2018, JEE Main 2018, etc.
East India – East India is located on the east coast of India, near the Bay of Bengal, including the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. Eastern India also comprises of the easternmost states of India; Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. One of the most important rivers that flow through this region is the mighty Brahmaputra, which originates in Tibet and eventually empties itself into the Bay of Bengal.
East India has been the ruling ground for many ancient empires such as the Maurya, Sunga, Kalinga and Pala Empires. On the other hand, the states to the extreme east of India have a strong ethnic culture that escaped Sanskritization and has a predominance of Tibeto- Burman language. Colleges such as Birla Institute of Technology, KIIT University, etc. are well-known Universities in East India.
West India – Western India consists of the states of Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra along with the Union territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli of India. The region is highly industrialized, with a large urban population. They have well-established Universities such as Hindu College, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, etc, existing since the early 1980s.
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Central India – Central India is a loosely defined region of India consisting of the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh is the largest city in the region. Other major cities include Bhopal and Raipur.
Although there has been a lot of differences in the different regions in India in different cases like language, lifestyle, foods, education, etc. But there has been the same slogan all over the India and that is “Unity in Diversity”. That is why India has been a democratic country throughout.
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