NRIs Eligibility for Engineering Colleges in India
Are you an NRI and looking to take admissions in the well-versed Engineering Colleges of India?
You’re halfway there.
We walk you through the NRIs Eligibility for the best Engineering colleges in India.
Note: According to the latest update from DASA, from session 2021-22 onwards, JEE Rank will be made mandatory for NRI/PIO/OCI Students to be eligible for DASA & CIWG Schemes. Hence, 2020-21 will be the last year when SAT 2 scores will be considered for DASA/CIWG Scheme.
We generally split the engineering students in 3 types. Here’re the types:
Appearing for JEE - For getting admission in IITs in India (by clearing JEE Advanced)
Applying to DASA / CIWG - For getting admission in NITs and CFIs in India (via JEE Mains & SAT 2)
State Engineering Colleges - For getting admission in State Engineering Colleges (These colleges also accept applications via JEE Rank)
1. NRIs Eligibility For Admission in IITs (JEE Main & Advanced)
It’s pretty clear that if you’re aiming to on-board the any of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), you have to appear for the JEE examination (Main & Advanced). JEE is the only option to get admission in IITs for NRI students or for anyone, there’s no alternative / quota to it.
JEE Eligibility for NRIs:
You’ve to be an Indian national in order to apply for the JEE. All NRIs, PIO, OCI and Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear for JEE Main exam.
Check the JEE Main 2019 Eligibility for detailed explanation here.
2. NRIs Eligibility For Admission in NITs & CFIs (DASA & CIWG Scheme)
NRI students can be admitted into the prestigious engineering colleges of India like National Institute of Technology (NITs), Centrally Funded Institutions (CFIs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and School of Planning & Architecture (SPAs) under the DASA / CIWG scheme.
This scheme makes your dream come true by letting you in the well-versed engineering colleges of India.
DASA / CIWG Eligibility:
The Age and Academic Eligibilities are same for both the DASA and CIWG schemes.
The Residential Eligibility varies for CIWG students.
If you hail from a CIWG country, you have to submit your residence documents mentioned below:
Proof of Parent work permit in a Gulf country
Passport copy of parent
Visa copy of parent
Certificate from organization / company as proof that parent is working in a gulf country.
Check the DASA Eligibility to make you familiar with eligibility criteria.
About DASA Scheme:
DASA stands for Direct Admission of Students Abroad and is conducted by any one of the NITs every year.
DASA scheme is for students looking to take admissions for any UG courses (undergraduate students) of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of India Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Foreign Nationals. This scheme is applicable to the Engineering/ Technology / Architecture stream only.
There are 50 colleges participating in DASA scheme – 29 NITs, 4 IIITs, 3 SPAs and 14 CFTIs. The participating colleges list is as follows:
Loved the colleges and want to check the eligibility, fee, registration process and all?
Check DASA 2019 to get familiar with it before applying to this scheme.
You’ll avail heavy fee concession under CIWG scheme if you hail from the Gulf Countries.
About CIWG Scheme:
CIWG scheme stands for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf. CIWG scheme is a subset of DASA scheme. One-Third of DASA seats are reserved for CIWG students.
The list of countries under CIWG Scheme are as follows:
United Arab Emirates
Benefits of CIWG:
The benefits of CIWG are as follows:
Fee: Your entire 8 semester’s tuition fee will be managed in about 5.5 Lakhs (INR).
DASA Occupancy: If you’re unable to secure admission under CIWG scheme, you can get admission under the 2/3rd seats of DASA.
That is, if you fail to secure admission in CIWG scheme, you can get admission via DASA scheme as well. In order to avail this feature, you have to pay the DASA tuition fee, $4000 (USD) a semester.
Your tuition fee will be refunded if you get admission in CIWG scheme.
Check CIWG scheme to make yourself familiar with it.
3. NRIs Eligibility For Getting Admission in State Engineering Colleges:
There’re lots of top govt engineering colleges in India state-wise.
The eligibility criteria for each college vary. So it would be better to check the eligibility criteria of each college on their respective website and start applying there.
Here’s the entire list of state level entrance tests that you can appear for:
Here’s the list of best engineering colleges for NRis in India. (updating soon).
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