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Nomination under Self Financing Scheme (SFS) for foreign students from developing countries for pursuing MBBS / BDS/ B.Engineering / B.Architecture / B.Pharmacy courses in India for academic session 2018-19

Applications from foreign students for nominations to undergraduate courses in Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Pharmacy, MBBS & BDS under Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2018-19 against seats granted by Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi respectively may be forwarded to Ministry of External Affairs. Students Cell. Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi through Indian Missions/Posts abroad. Applications from foreign Diplomatic Missions based in India will not be entertained.

2. Kindly note that foreign candidates are required to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by CBSE for admission in MBBS/ BDS UG courses in India. Copy of CBSE Admission Notice dated 08.02.2018 on NEET is enclosed herewith. It mentions that foreign students admitted under the Central pool quota allocated to MEA by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will also be required to appear in the NEET. Details are available at <www.cbseneet.nic.in>.

3. Kindly ensure that the application form is complete in all respects and duly supported by the following documents in triplicate (with authentic English translations, wherever required):

(i) Three copies of candidate's recent photographs duly attested by the Mission/Post pasted at prescribed places in the application;

(ii) Three attested copies of candidate's certificates and marks sheets with percentage of marks of the qualifying examination (A certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi that the candidate's qualifying examination is equivalent to 10+2 standard of CBSE in India for the purpose of admission to B.Engineering/ B.Technology/ B.Architecture/ B.Pharmacy/ MBBS/ BDS must be enclosed. The AIU website <www.aiu.ac.in/evaluation/evaluation.asp> may be consulted in this regard.

(iii) Three attested copies of candidate’s:

  • first four pages of the passport;
  • citizenship certificate;
  • birth certificate;
  • character certificate from the Head of Institution last attended;
  • NEET 2018 Score (for medical seats).

4. Ensure that page nos. 4 and 5 of the application form are duly filled and counter signed by a Diplomatic Officer from the Indian Mission/Post.

5. Eligibility criteria: Only those candidates who possess the minimum qualifications as given below may apply.

(A) For MBBS / BDS:-

(i) A candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks with at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) separately and 50% in English in the qualifying examination (equivalent to 10+2 standard of CBSE in India – equivalence certificate from AIU, New Delhi as requested in para 3(ii) above must be enclosed).

(ii) NEET - It shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in NEET.

(B) For B.Engineering / B.Technology:-

(i) 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 – equivalence certificate from AIU, New Delhi as requested in para 3(ii) above must be enclosed).

(C) For B.Pharmacy:-

(i) A candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks with at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) separately and 50% in English in the qualifying examination (equivalent to 10+2 standard of CBSE in India – equivalence certificate from AIU, New Delhi as requested in para 3(ii) above must be enclosed).

(D) The candidates applying for B.Architecture course are required to pass the Aptitude Test as prescribed by the Council of Architecture. The candidates who do not pass the Aptitude Test will not be eligible for award of enrolment by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi.

6. Ensure that the eligibility criteria for the above courses are carefully checked before forwarding your application to the Ministry. Marks obtained in 11th standard examination should not be taken into consideration while computing marks obtained in 12th year of examination. Kindly ensure that percentage of marks mentioned in the application forms are clearly indicated as such and not given in grades like A, B, C, D, E, etc. If grades are unavoidable, the marks obtained in percentages should be indicated invariably in brackets. Kindly note that where percentages of marks are not indicated, applications will be rejected. Foreign students having PIO, O.C.I. card and NRIs are not eligible to apply for MEA's Self Financing Scheme.

7. Foreign students can also apply for nomination with pending final declaration of their qualifying examination results equivalent to 10+2 standard of CBSE. Nomination of such candidates will, however, depend upon their being eligible on the basis of merit.

8. The applicants may please be advised that merely forwarding their applications should not be treated as assurance for their nomination by the Ministry. The Ministry will scrutinize all the applications and only after these are found complete in all respects. The names of the eligible applicants on the basis of eligibility criteria of marks in Grade 12th & NEET will be considered for nomination in the order of merit and preference for the course. No commitment is made to the applicant / host Government on the number of seats to be allocated to a particular country for a course, or candidates to be selected. The applications have to be sent to the Ministry and not directly to the concerned educational institutions. The decision of the Ministry in the selection will be final.

9. Candidates applying for B.Engineering/ B.Pharmacy seats would be selected by the Ministry on the basis of academic merit. Local examinations, if conducted by the Missions/Posts will have no relevance for selection of candidates by the Ministry. There are no fixed quotas for any country. Missions/Posts should forward all the eligible applications as per eligibility criteria.

Selection for candidates for admission in MBBS / BDS will be purely on merit based on the scores obtained by the candidates in NEET 2018.

10. Selected candidates are expected to comply with admission formalities. Fee structures and procedures of the respective colleges/universities. These may include specific medical examinations including AIDS test in India.

11. The lists of colleges for MBBS/BDS courses is enclosed at Annexure-I. The seats are generally allocated in these Colleges / Institutes but may vary depending on final allocation by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

12. The lists of colleges for B.Engineering/ B.Technology/ B.Architecture/ B.Pharmacy courses where Ministry of Human Resource Development has allotted seats is enclosed at Annexure- II.

13. It may please be noted that above seats are on self-financing basis and Students Cell in this Ministry does not provide any financial aid/scholarships to foreign students selected under above Scheme.

SFS Application Form

NEET notification

Annexures - I

Annexures - II

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