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NRI Quota

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What is NRI..?

The NRI quota means, Admission quota/reservation for Non Resident Indians [NRI] children of Indian workers in abroad [NRI sub-category], Persons of Indian Origin [PIO] and Foreign Nationals [Self Financed Foreign Students]

NRI Quota is an umbrella term which is generally missed by the public and it not only includes NRIs, but also Person of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and Foreign Nationals. Aforementioned categories are given a predetermined number of seats in the government funded institutes.

NRI: Non-Resident Indian

A NRI person who is an Indian citizen but has migrated to another country. Reasons behind his migration may be work, education, residence or any other purpose. NRI is also termed as overseas Indian or expatriate Indian. NRI holds Indian passport and temporary migrated.

The supernumerary quota which is allotted by Institutes of India for the Non-Resident Indians is known as NRI quota. In few particular schemes (of such Quota), the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), & Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can also apply.

NRI Quota in Private Colleges: Such Institutes may take admissions of NRI Students under either management quota or NRI Quota. In both such cases, fees for the entire course is higher than the general students' fees. Hence, NRI Students end up paying much higher amount than what the general candidates pay.
NRI Quota in Government Colleges: For a few reputed government/centrally funded Institutes, the government itself has laid down strict schemes to provide reservation/quota to the NRI Students. One such scheme is DASA Scheme & its subset which is the CIWG Scheme. Under these 2 schemes, the NRI / PIO / OCI & even foreign candidates can take admissions in renowned Technical Institutes of India including- NITs, IIITs, CFIs & SPAs.

NRIs who fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination i.e. senior secondary or any other examination equivalent to 12 years of schooling in India.

Must have minimum aggregate marks of 60% or 6.75 CGPA on 10 point Scale or Equivalent Grades in all the subject of the qualifying examination.

Indian nationals seeking admissions should have studied abroad for a minimum period of five years (including the qualifying examination is XI & XII Standards) during the last eight years.

Academic eligibility ;

For Medical :

The students should also qualify for NEET conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), after qualifying the exam the student has to register for the counselling with proper authority

You can apply for NEET (which is the only exam for MBBS, BDS etc.) and compete for All India 15% quota seats. there are some government medical colleges which offer reserved seats for NRI but the number of seats are very less.

Below are certain criteria for admission-

Under Medical Council of India MCI Guidelines for MBBS Admission under NRI Quota

The percentage of NRI students to be admitted for MBBS shall not exceed 15% of total intake.

The following guidelines shall be followed for admission to NRI students.

    ✔️Admission to the NRI seats may be made on the basis of the marks in the qualifying examination.
    ✔️NRI financially supporting the candidate must be a blood relative such as Father / Mother / Brother / Sister / Uncle / Aunt only.
    ✔️Applicant for admission under NRI Quota shall not have completed 21 years of age as on the 1st of July of that respective academic year.
    ⚫Candidate must furnish the photocopies of the following supporting documents:
    ✔️NRI Status Certificate of the financial supporter issued by the Embassy of respective country under their seal.
    ✔️NRI Bank Account Pass Book of the financial supporter
    ✔️Passport of the Financial Supporter
    ✔️Nativity Certificate of the Financial Supporter

For Engineering :

The students who is seeking NRI admission in Engineering and Technology courses in the college. They want to qualify the concerned entrance exam. Those colleges which approved by All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE ) reserve a maximum of 5 percent seats in each courses for NRI quota.

Important Note:

Important Note Students should note that if their parents are working in Gulf countries, then they are entitled to this special NRI quota. However, it should also be noted that all colleges having NRI quota may not have the exclusive Gulf NRI quota. Therefore, you must check in advance with the college with regards to this quota. In addition, if you belong to a special category of NRI quota, then you can apply in the General NRI category, too. However, this will reduce your chances of gaining admission into a particular college, as the number of students will be higher in the General NRI category.

This sums up the admission process and the fee structure for NRI students who want to obtain admission into Indian Engineering colleges.

Required Documents:

    (A) For Persons of Indian Origin or PIO/Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries

    ✔️Proof of NRI/PIO from an Indian Embassy located in the respective country
    ✔️Work Permit or Residence Proof
    ✔️Applicant’s passport is essential for PIO category as well as Foreign Students/Foreign Nationals categories
    ✔️When it comes to PIO category, applicant’s passport along with that of either his or her parents’ or grandparents’ or great-grandparents’ passports that have been issued by the Indian Government is also required.
    ✔️Completed application form with recent colour photograph that is pasted and signed in the space allotted.
    ✔️HSC statement of marks, or in case of Grade Sheet, an equivalent sheet of marks that shows the relationship between marks and grades, which is issued by a competent authority.

    (B) For Foreign Student/Foreign National

    ✔️Applicant’s passport, which is mandatory in this category
    ✔️Application form duly completed with recent color photo pasted and signed across in the allotted space.
    ✔️HSC or Class 10+2 Examination Statement of Marks. In case of Grade Sheet, an equivalent Statement
    of Marks that shows the relationship between grades and marks, which has been issued by a competent authority.

    (C) For NRI sponsorship Candidate

    ✔️Resident certificate of the sponsor of the candidate issued by the embassy of the country of residence complying with Income Tax rules
    ✔️Identity proof of the sponsor Passport/Visa/Resident Visa
    ✔️PAN/Tax document ( Income proof )
    ✔️Residential proof
    ✔️Education proof

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