Education >> Eligibility for Admission
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.

The 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 Gulf countries.
• 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.