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Applications for nomination under Self Financing Scheme (SFS) for foreign students from friendly developing countries for institutions in India for B.Engineering / B.Architecture / B.Pharmacy courses
for academic year 2017-18


The Government of India has invited applications from Malaysian students interested to study courses in Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy in government academic institutions in India for academic year 2017-18 under the ‘Nomination under Self-Financing Scheme (SFS) for foreign students from friendly developing countries’.

Foreign students having ‘Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card’ / ‘Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card’, and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) i.e. Indian expatriates are not eligible to apply. Candidates are not required to sit for any central examination / PMT / or any other Engineering examination in India. Selection is on the basis of academic merit.

Eligibility criteria:
1)    B.Pharmacy course:
A candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% of aggregate marks with at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) separately and 50% in English in the qualifying examination (equivalent to 10 + 2 standard of CBSE in India).

2)    B.Engineering / B.Architecture course:
A candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks with at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics separately and 50% in English in the qualifying examination (equivalent to 10 + 2 standard of CBSE in India).

Note:
a)    Marks obtained should be indicated in percentages and not in grades. Marks obtained in 11th standard examination should not be taken into consideration while computing marks obtained for 12th standard examination. If the percentages of marks are not indicated, the application will be rejected.
b)    Students can also apply pending final declaration of their qualifying examination results equivalent to 10 + 2 standard of CBSE in India.

A Certificate of Equivalence must be obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi; indicating that the candidate’s qualifying examination is equivalent to 10+2 standard of CBSE in India. Generally the following examinations available in Malaysia are considered by the AIU as equivalent to 10+2 standard of India: STPM; GCE A-Levels / IGCSE / GCSE examinations; 12-year American High School Diploma; International Baccalaureate (IB); 12-year Secondary Stage examination conducted by various Provinces in Canada and Australia i.e. 2-years of Canadian Pre-University (CPU) and 2-years of South Australian Matriculation (SAM).

Applicants should enclose the following attested copies in triplicate with their application:
(i)    Certificates and mark-sheets of the final qualifying examination
(ii)    Passport
(iii)    Identity Card (IC)
(iv)    Birth certificate
(v)    Character / conduct certificate from the Head of Institution last attended
(vi)    Certificate of Equivalence from AIU, New Delhi

Provide copies of authentic English translations of the above mentioned enclosures wherever required. The duly filled-in application along with the relevant enclosures should be submitted in-person at the High Commission, latest by 15th April 2017.

Submission of an application is not an assurance of nomination. The selected students are required to bear all expenses on education and airfare, and they must undertake to return to Malaysia upon completion of their studies. Candidates are expected to comply with admission formalities and procedures of the respective college/universities, which may include medical examinations including AIDS test in India.

5) SFS Application Form

6) Procedure for obtaining Equivalence Certificate from AIU

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