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Rules & Regulations for Admission



Admission rules and criteria generally differ from one college to another. But provided here is a synopsis of general rules and regulations that you need to keep in mind while seeking admission to any of the following courses.

Engineering  |  Medicine  |  Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Course  |  General Studies  |  Agricultural Courses


Undergraduate Courses in Engineering or Technology

         Candidates having 10+2 qualifications with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects along with chemistry / biotechnology / computer science / biology are eligible to seek admission to Bachelor of Engineering courses in civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics, computer, aeronautics, agriculture, industrial engineering, etc.

         Minimum age generally is 17 years but may vary slightly from institution to institution.

         Admission to various engineering colleges like IITs, is generally based on the merit obtained in the entrance test.

         Self financing international students can contact Ed.CIL for admission to Government and private engineering institutes including National Institutes of Technology.

DASA Scheme

Admission to Premier Technical Institutes like National Institutes of Technology (NIT's) under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme.

Please click on the Link to see the details on DASA

Students wishing to study for a diploma in engineering courses should have completed 10 years of schooling.

Postgraduate Engineering Courses
Candidates interested in pursuing studies towards Master's and PhD degrees in Engineering and Technology should have Bachelors and Masters in their respective disciplines.

Most of the Institutes give admission in post-graduate programmes in Engineering and Technology on the basis of Bachelors degree.

The Indian Institute of Technology conducts the GATE examination annually at different centers in India.

However some institutions like IIT's essentially require GATE score for admission to PG course.



Undergraduate Courses in Medicine

         For MBBS course, applicants should have secured a minimum of 50 per cent of the aggregate of marks with at least 60 per cent in physics, chemistry and biology and English in the qualifying examination (equivalent to 10 + 2 in India).

         A No Objection Certificate from the Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, is also required.

         Direct admission of international students to MBBS, BDS or any other undergraduate medical courses offered by government medical institutions is not possible. Admission to these courses is possible only against nominations made by different Ministries or Departments of the Government of India such as Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health), under the Self-Financing Foreign Students' Scheme or various other scholarship schemes.

         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.

Post-graduate courses in Medicine:

         For postgraduate courses, self-financing international students can apply to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh. Both these institutes conduct a written competitive examination twice a year during the January and July sessions. The students are required to appear for their examination and pay the examination fees themselves.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharmacy) Course

Admission to the B Pharmacy course for International students offered by public and government institutions is not possible. Admission to these courses is possible only against nominations made by different Ministries or Departments of the Government of India such as Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health), under the Self-Financing Foreign Students' Scheme or various other scholarship schemes.

International students can seek admission to private colleges through Ed.CIL. Applicants should have passed 10+2 Senior School level examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics.



         Management studies are normally postgraduate courses though there are some institutes that offer three-year undergraduate courses in management such as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) / Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS).

         for admission to undergraduate programmes in management, the applicants should have passed the qualifying examination( Equivalent to 10+2 in India). Admission to postgraduate programmes require the candidate to posses a Bachelor Degree.

         The postgraduate courses open to international students include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Post-graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or Master of Management Studies (MMS), which are offered in many prestigious institutions around the country.

         These courses are of two-year duration on a full time basis. Many institutions offer a part time three-year course for employed personnel.

         Some management institutes also offer a one-year diploma course in specializations like marketing, sales, industrial relations, personnel management, social welfare, material management, office and systems management, production management, etc.

Admission to prestigious institutes like Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) is on the basis of a Common Admission Test (CAT) followed by interviews.

Foreign candidates seeking admission, to various institutes can contact Ed.CIL.

Hotel Management

Some of the prominent institutions that conduct courses in this area are, the Institutes of Hotel Management under the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi, The Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development, New Delhi, etc.


Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses are available at the undergraduate level. Duration of certificate courses is six months to one year. Diploma and bachelor's level / courses are of one-and-a-half to four-year duration.

Those with graduation can go in for postgraduate diploma courses, the duration of which is one year.


Minimum qualification for a course in hotel management is 10+2. Selection to most government recognized institutes are based on a common entrance test for Indian students. Direct admissions are offered to foreign students.

Foreign candidates can apply for admission to these courses at various private institutions through Ed.CIL.

Agricultural Courses - Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Technology and Fisheries

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research regulates the graduate and postgraduate agricultural education and research.


Applicants for undergraduate courses should have passed 10+2 senior school level examination with physics, chemistry, biology / mathematics.

International students interested in undergraduate or postgraduate courses in any central or state agricultural universities in India can approach Ed.CIL.

Fashion Technology

Prominent institutes in fashion technology are National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad; International Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (IIFT); IEC School of Art and Fashion, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Art and Fashion Technology (IIAFT), Mumbai; Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi; J.D. Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.


Courses in fashion technology include graduate, postgraduate, certificate and diploma in the following areas: Accessory designing and fashion designing; garment manufacturing technology; apparel marketing and merchandising; leather and garment design and technology; knitwear design and technology; textile design and development; and fashion journalism and presentation.

There are four-year undergraduate and two-year postgraduate programmes in the areas of design, management and technology. Certificate and Diploma are of six months to one year duration.


Minimum eligibility for the undergraduate course in the field is 10+2 with 50 per cent marks. While 10+2 is sufficient for accessory designing and fashion design, graduates are preferred for other courses.

Foreign candidates can apply for admission to these courses at various private institutions through Ed.CIL.

Application Procedure

Academic session in India is normally from July to June. It is suggested that students desirous of pursuing their higher study in India should start making enquiries and research latest b November/December preceding the related academic year. This would help them in identifying appropriate courses and University/Institution by January and facilitate their submission of admission application within the time frame ie February.

In some of the universities institutions admission closes earlier by April. However for professional courses like Engineering admissions are possible till August. Interested students can download the relevant Application Forms from Download Section and apply directly to Ed.CIL. For courses of their choice various options of colleges available, refer to section Associated Institutes available. They should send the following with Application Form.

1) Attach attested copies of your certificates of the qualifying examination along with two copies of passport size photograph.

2) Copy of valid passport.

3) Enclose a non-refundable processing fee/registration fee - through a demand draft drawn in favor of "Educational Consultants India Ltd." payable at New Delhi.

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EdCIL (India) Limited

Ed.CIL House
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Phones: 0091-120 -2515281; 0091-120 -2512001-06
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