There can be different sets of requirements depending on the college and course of study. Admission rules and criteria can differ
from one institution to another. It is therefore advised that you should look into details provided in the brochure from the institution.
You can request information brochure directly from the institutions.
Here are the general guidelines for graduate courses like B.Sc.,
B.Com., Bachelor of Engineering, MBBS etc:
You should have completed 12 years of schooling. (In some areas the old system of 11th board
is followed. You must check with the regulations if this the case).
Admission to most of the professional courses (BE, B.Tech., MBBS
etc) is based on competitive examinations. Admission to other types of courses is based on merit.
There are some privately run professional
education colleges where admission is based on merit and your capacity to afford the cost of education.
Minimum age is generally 17
years for admission.
There is a separate quota and rules for foreign students interested in studies in India. The scheme is called
DASA scheme. We have provided further details on DASA later on this document. Students can be self financed or can come to India with
scholarships. Read complete details from Ed.CIL site.
For postgraduate courses, following general guidelines apply:
You should have
completed bachelor degree. For doctorate courses you should have completed masters in your field of studies.
For some professional
courses like M.Tech., Masters in Medicine, Post graduate management studies you have to qualify in the entrance examination.
good part of going for post graduate studies in government run institution is that, depending on the course you get some stipend (scholarship)
and are ensured of quality education. Like doing M.Tech from IITs ensures a good future for bright students.
Every year entrance exams
are conducted at national level for admission into these courses. Minimum eligibility requirements are also published along with examination
Admission procedure and eligibility of foreign students for studies in India
Admission of international students
into Indian institutions is facilitated under DASA scheme (Direct Admission of Students Abroad). International students interested
to pursue studies in India are advised to visit the website from Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL).
Ed CIL a Public Sector
enterprise by the Government of India offers consultancy and technical services in different areas of Education and Human Resource
Development not only within the country but also on a global basis.
Under DASA Scheme (Direct Admission of Students Abroad), foreign
students can get admission into graduate and post graduate studies in almost all courses of studies.
Admission to professional courses
like engineering, medicines, technology etc is only through the exchange program.
No direct admission is given
in the government run medical institutions to international students to study MBBS, BDS or any other undergraduate medical courses.
However, in private medical colleges recognized by the Medical Council of India, International students can seek admission to undergraduate
courses in medicine (MBBS) through Ed.CIL.
For engineering courses foreign students can get admission under DASA scheme. International
students can get admission into reputed institutions like National Institutes of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering Colleges)
and other centrally funded institutions (excluding IITs) and Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.
Most of the post graduate courses
in management studies are open for international students. This includes the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post-graduate
Diploma in Management (PGDM) or Master of Management Studies (MMS). Entry into management studies is usually through entrance examination
followed by interview in
Application Procedure for international students
Academic session in India is normally from July
to June. It is therefore advisable to start making enquiries and research about the courses and institutions at least 10 months
in advance. By November / December you should finalize the course of study and the institutions where you want to apply. For this
also you can take help of Ed CIL. So by January you should be ready to submit applications forms. Make target of submitting your application
latest by February. You can download relevant application forms from the Ed CIL site. From here you can get list of institutes that
you can apply under DASA scheme.
International students are required to send the following with Application Form:
Attested copies of
certificates of the qualifying examination.
Two copies of passport size photograph.
Copy of valid passport. And
fee/registration fee - through a demand draft drawn in favor of "Educational Consultants India Ltd." payable at New Delhi.