For admission to undergraduate courses, universities/institutes of
higher education in India require candidates to complete 12 years of
schooling. They should have passed in 5 subjects in the Senior
Secondary or equivalent examination. Candidates are expected to obtain
60-70% marks in their qualifying examinations. For admission to
undergraduate technical courses, candidates should obtain, 75-80% in
their qualifying examinations, which should include the subjects
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English. Admission
requirements to undergraduate pass courses are not very rigid. For
technical and professional courses at the undergraduate level, however,
applicants can be admitted against nominated seats/paid seats according
to prescribed guidelines.
universities in the country are autonomous and are free to establish
regulations of their own, related to acceptance of qualifications from
countries other than India. The Association of Indian Universities
(AIU) has been accepted as an accredited agency at the national level
for undertaking the assessment of foreign academic credentials.
The following examinations have been equated with the Senior
Secondary Examination (Class XII) in this country and is considered to
be the minimum admission requirement for the first degree programme,
including professional disciplines:
• GCE Examination
of the UK with passes in five subjects at the ordinary level (O level)
and two subjects at the Advanced Level (A level). For admission to
first degree professional courses, three passes at A level in Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology are essential. Knowledge of English is
also compulsory for admission.
• Baccalaureate Examination of France.
• International Baccalaureate of Geneva.
• High school graduation from the accredited institutions of the USA.
• Intermediate/ Senior Secondary/ Higher Secondary/ Certificate level
Examination of the approved Board of Secondary Education in Bangladesh,
Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other
• Twelve years of Secondary stage qualifications of National
Examination Board/ Council of the Ministries of Education of Kenya,
Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania.
Indian universities do not give blanket recognition to the degree/
diploma/ certificate awarded by foreign universities or educational
boards. It is therefore, advisable to apply for admission along with a
copy of the syllabus of the qualifying examination passed by a student
in China. Chinese students wishing to study at an Indian university are
advised to ascertain their eligibility from:
Evaluation and Information Unit
Association of Indian Universities,
AIU House, 16 Kotla Road,
New Delhi-110 002.
Tel : 91-011-323-0059/2305/3390/3097/2429
Fax : 91-011-3236106
The Evaluation and Information Unit of AIU will evaluate the academic programme completed by the international student.