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EDUCATION IN INDIA -  Foreign Students

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  • General Courses of Study

  • Courses in Performing Arts

  • Undergraduate Courses in Medicine

  • Postgraduate Courses in Medicine

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Course

  • Undergraduate Courses In Engineering or Technology

  • Postgraduate Engineering Courses

  • Indian Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University

  • Professional Courses (Master of Business Administration. Hotel Management)

  • Agricultural Courses

  •  Students from Nepal

General Courses of Study  
International students under self financing schemes seeking admission to general courses such as Bachelor's and Master's degree in Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, Law, or MPhil and PhD programmes can apply directly to the institutions concerned.
No clearance from Government of India is required for admission to general courses.
Courses in Performing Arts  
Courses in Indian arts, Indian music and Indian classical dances are available in some universities and specialised centres. International students can obtain admission both in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in these fields. Facilities for doing research work in Indian performing and plastic arts are also available.
Undergraduate Courses in Medicine
 
 
Direct admission of international students to MBBS, BDS or any other medical course offered by public medical institutions is not possible. For students from developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, where facilities for medical education are either inadequate or not available at all, a limited number of seats are reserved in the MBBS, BDS courses. The exact number and country-based allocation of these reserved seats vary annually.
Students seeking admission against the reserved seats are required to submit their applications through the Indian missions abroad or through the diplomatic missions of the respective countries in India. For more information, the students can contact the Indian Embassy or the Indian High Commission in their country. The last date of submission of application is usually the 28th February of the corresponding year. An international student must have completed 12 years of schooling. International students studying in schools in India, can submit their applications pending the declaration of their Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination results. The marksheet of the examination should however, be sent within 10 days from the declaration of the result to the: Students Cell, Room No. 1009, Ministry of External Affairs. Akbar Bhavan. New Delhi 110 021. Phone: 6876134.

International students can seek direct admission to undergraduate courses in Medicine (MBBS) and Dentistry (BDS) in private medical colleges recognised by the Medical Council of India.

Postgraduate Courses in Medicine  
Self financing international students seeking admission to postgraduate courses in medicine can only apply to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh. Both these institutes conduct a written competitive examination twice a year. The students are required to appear for their examination and pay the examination fees themselves.
International students wishing to appear for the entrance examination should submit their application forms to the Students Cell, Room No. 1009, Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021 in the prescribed forms of the respective institute. The application forms should be submitted through the Indian diplomatic missions or through the diplomatic mission of the country of the applicant in India. The completed application form must reach the Students Cell, Ministry of External Affairs, Room No. 1009, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021 at least 45 days before the last date of submission of application forms in the institute.
A No Objection Certificate from the Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is necessary to enable the candidates to appear in the entrance examination
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Course
 
 
Admission to the BPharm course is not open to all self financing international students. However, a limited number of seats are kept reserved for the students from developing countries. Candidates seeking admission to the BPharm programme against reserved seats are required to forward their applications to the Students Cell, Room No. 1009, Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021 through the Indian diplomatic missions abroad or the diplomatic missions of their own countries in India, by the 28th February of the corresponding year.
Applicants should have passed 10+2 Senior School level examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics.
Undergraduate Courses In Engineering or Technology  
Self financing international students are not permitted to apply directly to undergraduate courses in engineering or technology in any government institution in India. They can however, apply directly to private institutions.
A limited number of seats have been kept reserved in undergraduate engineering and diploma in engineering courses for the self financing students of some developing countries.

Students seeking admission against the reserved seats are required to submit their applications to the Students Cell, Room No. 1009 Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110021 through the diplomatic missions of respective countries in India. The applications should be submitted by 28 February of the corresponding year. Candidates who have completed 12 years of schooling with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics are eligible to apply. Students wishing to study for a diploma in engineering courses, should have completed 10 years of schooling.

Postgraduate Engineering Courses  
There are no reserved seats for international students under the Self Financing Scheme for postgraduate courses in Engineering and Technology. Candidates interested in pursuing studies towards Master's and PhD degrees in Engineering and Technology should therefore, apply to the Students Cell, Room No. 1009, Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021 through the Indian missions abroad or through the respective foreign missions in India. The student should fill up the application form prescribed by the institute and submit the following documents:
A copy of the educational certificate/marksheet (where original certificates are issued in a language other than English, an English translation should also be provided)
A copy of the valid passport (only the first four pages)
A copy of the valid residential permit or details of the student visa (relevant for candidates already in India)
Personal particulars including contact address. (according to the Form in Annexure II)
A No Objection Certificate from the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi 110 001. (according to the Form in Annexure II)
In addition, for postgraduate and PhD programmes in Engineering and Technology, the student should have passed the graduate aptitude test in engineering (GATE). This applies to those international students who have obtained their engineering/ technology degrees in India.
GATE examination is conducted annually by the Indian Institute of Technology at different centres in India. A proof of passing the GATE examination should be submitted along with the application for admission.
Indian Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
 
 
Candidates interested in obtaining admission into undergraduate courses in the Indian Institutes of Technology and Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, should fulfill the following criteria:

The applicant should have passed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent (a public school/ board/ university examination) with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics as three separate papers in India, or
The applicant should have passed, in any foreign country, an examination which is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to the final examination Studying in India of the 10+2 system with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics as the separate papers, or
The applicant should have passed the High School Certificate Education examination (GCE- London/Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at the advanced level with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
The candidate should have obtained an A in at least two of the three subjects viz. Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics and at least a B in the third subject, in a five letter grade system. The candidates should have obtained at least 80% of the aggregate marks in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics with at least 75% of marks in each of these three subjects. All other letter grade systems are converted into the five letter grade system for deciding the eligibility. Under a semester system, for deriving the final grade in each subject the average of grades in all the semesters, are taken into account.
The candidate should have passed a public examination in English language at the qualifying stage obtaining at least 60% marks or a B in a five-letter grade system.
The candidate should have taken SAT II Tests in English-writing, Mathematics-level II C, Physics & Chemistry. In place of the English Examination of SAT II, the written test of TOEFL can also be taken. The applicant should request the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, Post Office Box No. 6200 NJ 08541, USA to send the SAT II scores directly to the Organising Chairman, JEE so that the scores reach by the closing date specified every year.

Professional Courses (Master of Business Administration. Hotel Management)  
There are no reserved seats for international students under the Self Financing Scheme for courses like Master of Business Administration (MBA), Hotel Management etc. Foreign candidates can apply directly for admission to these courses at various institutions according to the specific institutes' rules and regulations. The applications along with the required documents as mentioned in the case of admission to postgraduate courses in Engineering, should be sent to the Students Cell, Room No. 1009 Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021. Admission to these courses is also subject to production of a No Objection Certificate from the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
Agricultural Courses  
No international student under the Self Financing Scheme can be directly admitted to undergraduate or postgraduate courses in any agricultural institute in India. Some students are however, admitted against reserved seats under Government of India scholarship schemes, sponsored by foreign governments and international organisations. All international students can, however, seek direct admission to general agricultural courses in non-agricultural colleges/ universities. Applications may be sent to the Students Cell, Room No. 1009, Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021 through Indian missions abroad or respective foreign missions in India.
students from Nepal  
Students from Nepal applying for admission to the postgraduate medical courses MBBS, BDS, BPharm, BE, MBA, MCA, MTech, Hotel Management and Diploma in Engineering programmes should send their applications to the Embassy of India, Khatmandu, Nepal only. Please note that an international student's admission in any of the courses mentioned above, is subject to recognition of his qualification by the Indian universities


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