The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) collects international student data in India and in collaboration with the University Grants Commission sets national policies relating to data collection. University handbooks and other AIU Publications are also published every year and are made available to the public. AIU is the official India Project Atlas country partner and the main source for inbound mobility data provided until 2009. For purposes of collection, AIU defines an international/inbound student as a non-Indian national enrolled at Indian higher education institution.
Data for 2010 until the most recent year is supplemented from the Government of India Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) by the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) reports.