Self-Financing Scheme for Foreign Nationals for the Academic Year 2021-22.

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Self-Financing Scheme for Foreign Nationals from developing countries for the Academic session 2021-22 for Diploma in Engineering and Diploma in Pharmacy courses

Applications are invited from students in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu for nominations to undergraduate courses in Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Bachelor of Pharmacy under Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2021-22.

The High Commission of India receives applications and passes them on to the Student Cell, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi for admissions in Indian Universities.

  1. 1. Candidates are required to send complete application form with all respect and duly supported by the following documents in triplicate (with authentic English translations, wherever required) of only those candidates who possess the minimum qualifications as given below to the Mission latest by 15 August 2021:

(i) Three copies of candidate's recent photographs 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 10th standard of CBSE in India for the purpose of admission to Diploma Level Technical courses must be enclosed. The website of Association of Indian Universities ( ) 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.

  1. 2. Eligibility criteria:

For Diploma in Engineering Courses:

A candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks with at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% in English in 10th (equivalence certificate as requested in para 1 (ii) above must be enclosed).

For Diploma in Pharmacy:

A candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks with at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and 50% in English in 10th in the qualifying examination (equivalence certificate as requested in para 1 (ii) above must be enclosed).

3. Eligibility criteria for the above courses must be carefully checked before forwarding application to the Embassy. It may also kindly be ensured 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 percentage should be indicated invariably in brackets. It may be noted that where percentages of marks are not indicated, applications will be rejected.

4. Foreign students having PIO, O.C.I. card and NRis are not eligible to apply for MEA's Self Financing Scheme.

5. Merely forwarding of applications is not treated as assurance for 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 10th will be considered for nomination in the order of merit and preference for the course.

6. 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.

7. It may be noted that above scheme is on Self-Financing basis and Government of India does not provide any financial aid/scholarships to foreign students selected under above Scheme.

8. The complete application may be submitted to the High Commission of India, Suva latest by 15 August 2021.

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