can a foreigner apply for IIT?

can a foreigner apply for IIT?


2 Answers

askIITians Faculty 747 Points
8 years ago
(i) For undergraduate students :

Foreign nationals [Foreign passport holder or have either Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) interested in pursuing their undergraduate studies at IITs i.e. B.Tech. and Dual Degree have to appear Paper-1 of JEE (Main) conducted by CBSE. Only top 1,50,000 candidates (including all categories) who qualify in Paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2013 will be eligible to appear for JEE (Advanced)-2013. Admission to IITs will be based only on category wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced)-2013, subject to the condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile ofsuccessfulcandidates of their Boards in respective categories.

Foreign nationals interested in pursuing their undergraduate studies at IIT Madras for 5 years integrated M.A programme have to write Humanties and Social Sciences Entrance Examination conducted by IIT Madras. The qualified foreign nationals will be given seat on supernumerary basis.

(ii) For postgraduate students :

Foreign Nationals can seek admission to various Post-graduate and Research

Programmes under the following categories:

Self-financing Students (Full Time Programme)

Cultural Exchange Fellowship Programmes (Govt. Of India)

Foreign Nationals seeking admission in any one of the aforesaid categories will have to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the programmes as prescribed by the Institute.
Soneel Verma
823 Points
8 years ago
Yes, Government has recently declared  that NRI, OCI and PIOs are at par they have to clear DASA and then they can take tests like CFI or at IITs...if you make it at an IIT then nothing like that else you may choose any of the following leading institutions – Sri Venkateshwara Uni, Tirupati,........Bhagalpur College of Engg, Bhagalpur,.........Lovely Professional Uni, Phagwara,.......MBM Engg college, Jodhpur

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