Admission in Indian Universities

  • Posted by Smartan
  • 17 May 2012
  • Recent

Universities in India are acquiring more foreign flavour than ever before. As the competition from foreign universities calling in the home turf, Indian universities have joined the rat race of wooing the foreign students. Now, Indian universities have witnessed an increase in the fresh enrolment of international students in domestic varsities.

India has an impressive list of universities and colleges sprawled across its major states and cities, which have inducted numerous foreign students from time to time. With approximately 350 universities and 17000 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally.

Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education.

Guidelines for international students seeking admission in India:

  • An international student must have completed 12 years of schooling.
  • Admission of international students into Indian institutions is facilitated under DASA scheme (Direct Admission of Students Abroad). Under this scheme, 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. The admission of Foreign Students to Medical and Engineering courses is done by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. A number of seats in these courses are reserved for the nationals of various countries.
  • No direct admission is given in the government run medical institutions to international students to study MBBS, BDS or any other undergraduate medical courses. International students can seek university admission to undergraduate courses in Medicine (MBBS) and Dentistry (BDS) in private medical colleges recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics & English is required for admissions in engineering colleges in India. For engineering courses foreign students can get admission under DASA scheme.
  • 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 most cases.

 

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