Admission for International Students

Admission for International Students

1.0  General:

The university agrees in principle to admit International/NRI students to the Post-Graduate, Undergraduate and Ph. D. programmes in different fields on full time basis to provide educational opportunities to International /NRI students and thereby generate resources for funding the cost of education and development of facilities.

1.1  Support Office:

There is a specific window at Admission cell to deal with admission and guidance of International /NRI students. All letters relating to International /NRI students should be addressed to the Registrar, Sister Nivedita University.

2.0  Category of International /NRI:

International /NRI students are categorized as follows:

i. Sponsored by the Govt. of India (through ICCR) on cultural exchange programme.

ii. Sponsored by the home country of the concerned International /NRI students and/or funding agencies.

iii. Self-financing direct entry (with the clearance of Govt. of India)

iv. NRI students.

3.0 Reservation of seats:

No such reservation policy is applicable for International Students. The Intake details for each program are available in prospectus and website.

4.0  Eligibility

4.1  Qualification:

The qualifications required for eligibility for admission to different programmes can be checked in detail from the prospectus or university website. The minimum educational qualification for admission of International/NRI in various programmes is same as for Indians.

Only those students who have qualified from Foreign Universities or Boards of Higher Education, recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission. When required, a reference will be made to AIU to check the equivalent.

4.2  Requirement of Visa:

4.2.1  Full time programmes:

All the International/NRI students will require a student visa endorsed to only Sister Nivedita University for joining full time programmes. No other endorsement is acceptable. Students wishing to join a research programme will require a research visa endorsed to Sister Nivedita University. The visa should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course. A visa is not required for NRI students.

4.2.2  Part time programmes:

Students those who are doing full time courses, in some other institutions, do not require a separate visa for joining part time programmes provided that their current visa is valid for the entire duration of the course.

4.3  No-objection:

International/NRI students do not require to submit a No Objection Certificate for joining professional courses, however all International/NRI students willing to undertake any research work or join a Ph. D. or M. Phil. programmes will have to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the approval of Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and must be on the research visa endorsed to this Institution.

4.4  Medical test:

All International/NRI students will have to undergo a medical fitness test including HIV test before taking final admission.

4.5  Medical Insurance:

It is advised that all International/NRI students take a medical insurance policy to meet the expenses of medical treatments during the stay at the university. A copy of the said insurance policy should be submitted at the time of final admission.

4.6 Proficiency in English:

An International/NRI student who has been granted provisional admission to any of the programmes may require to take the Remedial English Language Course conducted by the university (refer: 7.0)

5.0  Admission

5.1  Admission information:

Student willing to join the university for various programmes will get the information about the application form and the information on the eligibility requirements, courses available and admission procedure from the prospectus or the website of the university.

5.2  Provisional admission form:

The application for provisional admission is to be submitted to the Admission Cell along with the prescribed fees on or before the last date specified. The office will then check the eligibility and issue the provisional eligibility letter. This is required to get the visa and to complete other formalities.

5.3  Provisional Admission procedure:

5.3.1  Apply for provisional eligibility in the prescribed form which can be downloaded from the university website. The prescribed eligibility fee has to be deposited along with the form before the last date specified.

5.3.2  Attach with this application form photocopies of the statement of marks of the last qualifying examinations duly attested by:

a.    Indian Embassy in International country, or
b.    High Commissioner of students  country in India, or
c.    Ministry of Education in International country.

In case of Ph.D. course enclose 6 copies of the outline of the proposed research along with the application form.

5.3.3 Attach Migration Certificate in original with the application form. This is obligatory for those coming from any other Statutory Indian University.

5.3.4  Attach affidavit to the application form relating to the gap between year of passing and the last qualifying examination and the date of application for admission to this university (This is not required for Ph. D. programmes).

5.3.5 The Registrar Section will issue the provisional eligibility letter after scrutinizing the forms and on the basis of credentials verified by the university and the Association of Indian University.

5.4  Final admission:

After obtaining the provisional eligibility letter the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

5.4.1 Visa (refer:  4.2)

5.4.2 No objection certificate (refer:  4.3)

5.4.3 Fee (refer:  6.0)

5.4.4 Medical test:

The students may conduct the following tests in their country failing which they will have

to undergo these tests in India.

i. HIV test

ii. Hepatitis surface Antigen (HBsAg)/ Australia Antigen before admission.

6.0  Fee structure:

The fee followed by the university for International /NRI students is provided in prospectus and University website

7.0  English proficiency test:

Remedial English Course for International/NRI students (RECIS) is a specially designed

English Language Course in Sister Nivedita University for the International/NRI students to improve their proficiency in the English language. During the RECIS, the students will join the regular courses side by side. This course can be done simultaneously with the other regular courses or independently.

An International/NRI student shall be exempted from this course provided –

i) The student has passed the qualifying examination in English medium


ii) The student has a valid score in Proficiency Test in English like TOFEL and ELTIS.

8.0  Scholarship:

The university shall receive scholarships if sanctioned and released by the sponsoring university and shall disburse to the awardees as per the terms and conditions of the university i.e. regularity in attendance, progress, good character and conduct.

9.0 Special category of students:

Short term research programme:

The Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the Concerned Dean and Heads of departments may decide the fees to be paid by the International/NRI students doing short-term research project in the university.

10.0  Discipline in hostel:

The discipline to be maintained by the International/NRI students shall be governed by the existing hostel rules of the University.

11.0  On all other matters not covered under the aforesaid rules, decisions of the competent Authority (ies) shall be binding on the part of International/NRI students. Notwithstanding anything contained in the above clauses, the decision of the Government of India on admission of International/NRI students shall be made applicable.