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Admissions Guidelines for International
and NRIs

The International Desk of the Office of Admissions and Promotions is a single window to deal with admission and guidance of Foreign/NRI students. This desk not only controls the admission of the students but also provides necessary guidance for securing admission. All letters relating to Foreign/NRI students should be addressed to

Category of Foreign/NRI:
UGC norms will be followed to define Foreign/ NRI/PIO students.
Foreign/NRI students are categorized as follows in Sri Sri University:
i. Sponsored by the Govt. of India on cultural exchange program.
ii. Sponsored by the home country of the concerned Foreign/NRI students and/or funding agencies.
iii. Self-financing direct entry (with the clearance of Govt. of India)
iv. NRI students who have taken qualifying exam in India or any foreign country.

(A) Admission Procedure for the batch of 2021-22 AY
Application for admission 2022-23 AY is open w.e.f 10th December 2021.
Step 1: Choose the Course of Study.
Step 2: Check the eligibility, selection criteria, fees, etc.
Step 3: Read the Guidelines for Admissions of International students on the website
Step 4: Once convinced, apply for the program of choice by filling up the online application form given on the website,, and making the payment of 50 USD online. Keep the records of transaction ID, and date of transaction details as proof for future reference. The E-Copy of the prospectus will be available on the website and also will be sent to each registered student separately
Step 5: After the application takes the scan of the following documents:
a) If applied for UG course –
i. Copy of the Certificate/Diploma (Grade 10 and Grade 12) issued by Concerned Board/ Ministry of Education with Mark Sheet.
ii. A Copy of the Passport /Visa and I-20 in case of students having studied in the US.
b) If applied for PG course –
i. Copy of the Certificate/Diploma (Grade 10 and Grade 12) issued by Concerned Board/ Ministry of Education with Mark Sheet.
ii. Copy of the Bachelor Degree.
iii. Copy of the Official Academic Transcripts of Bachelor and Master Degrees issued by the university.

iv. A Copy of the Passport /Visa and I-20 in case of students having studied in US.
Note:- In case the required Documents are in languages other than English or Hindi, the applicants must submit their English Translation from the authorised translators and duly authenticated either by their Embassy or by Indian Mission in their respective Countries.
Step 6: Send the scan copies to Along with the following details : You Full name, Course you have applied for, your contact details, your country and the date of filling up the application form.
Step 7: Once we verify documents from AIU and find eligible, you will be invited for the online Sri Sri University Common Entrance Test and Video Interview as a part of the selection process.
Step 8: Once selected, you may go ahead with paying the fees mentioned in email. You will be also required to pay the verification fee of 250 USD, for getting your certificates and degree equivalence from AIU. This will be done by SSU for you.
Step 9: You will be given the Provisional Offer (PO) letter which will be required by you to obtain Student VISA.
Step 10: On submitting the fee and getting a confirmation from finance department, you will be entitled for the final Admission at SSU. You will receive the Email on the documents required, the first semester fees payment, and the Reporting on Campus Details.
Step 11: You will Report on Campus on the date of Reporting as communicated to you with all the Original and photo copies of the Document, Original Fee Payment Receipts etc.

General Guidelines on International Admissions:-
The university agrees in principle to admit Foreign/NRI students to the Post-Graduate, Undergraduate and Ph. D. programs in different fields on full time basis to provide educational opportunities to Foreign/NRI students.

Number of Seats:
The supernumerary quota will be fixed for foreign students on the guidelines of respective statutory/regulatory bodies for these programs. In case of programs which are not directly under any statutory/regulatory body the concerned Board of Studies will decide from time to time the number of seats allocated to the Foreign Students and the nature of seats.

a. Qualification:
The qualifications required for eligibility for admission to different programs can be checked in detail from the prospectus or university website. The minimum educational qualification for admission of Foreign/NRI in various programs is same as for Indians.
b. Equivalence of degree/ +2 certificate:
Only those students who have qualified from Foreign Universities or Boards of Higher Education, recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission. Students are required to obtain equivalence certificate from AIU. All information regarding Equivalence Certificate is given on web page The student has to furnish necessary fee ascertained by AIU.

c. Translation of Certificates:
Students having obtained their qualifications from abroad for which the certification has been done in their Regional Languages i.e. Russian, French, Spanish, German etc. are required to get their Certificates translated from the authorized translators and get them authenticated from their Embassies or Indian Mission in their respective Countries before submitting to Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for equivalence.

d. Requirement of Visa:
Full time programs:
All the Foreign/NRI students will require a student visa endorsed to only Sri Sri University for joining full time programs. No other endorsement is acceptable. Students wishing to join a research programmer will require a research visa endorsed to Sri Sri University. The visa should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course. A visa is not required for NRI students.
Part time programmes:
Students those who are doing full time courses, in some other institutions, do not require a separate visa for joining part time programs provided that their current visa is valid for the entire duration of the course.

Foreign/NRI students do not require to submit a No Objection Certificate for joining professional courses, however all Foreign/NRI students willing to undertake any research work or join a Ph. D. or M. Phil. programs will have to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the approval of Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and must be on the research visa endorsed to Sri Sri University.
Medical test:
All International/NRI students will have to undergo a medical fitness test including HIV test before taking final admission.
Medical Insurance:
It is advised that all Foreign/NRI students take a medical insurance policy to meet the expenses of medical treatments (which are not available in the university health center) during the stay at the university. A copy of the said insurance policy should be submitted at the time of final admission.
Proficiency in English:
A Foreign/NRI student must have passed the qualifying examination in English medium or th student must has a valid score in Proficiency Test in English like TOFEL and ELTIS.
Final admission:
After obtaining the provisional eligibility letter the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
a. Visa
b. No objection certificate
c. Fee
d. All documents which are attached in Original for verification. University will not retain any original certificates
e. Copy of Passport/OCI/PIO Card/NRI Certificate
f. Medical test:
The students may conduct the following tests at their country or they will have to undergo these tests at India as per the provisions of time.
I HIV test
II Hepatitis surface Antigen (HBsAg)/ Australia Antigen before admission.
III Doctor’s certificate for differently abled person if applicable
IV Doctor’s certificate for fitness
V Any other test

Payment of Fee:

a. Please note that you must inform the admission coordinator after making any payments you make through e mail b. Please Take a print out of the Payment Receipt sent to you .Duly fill it and get your bank’s seal and signature. Resend a scanned copy of this Receipt to your admission coordinator.
c. Please use your own account or your sponsorer’s account for all payments and for claiming any refunds. There is no provision for accounting from multiple accounts.
d. The following fee structured will be followed by the university for Foreign/NRI students:

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e. The details of Sri Sri University account are as following –
A/c No. – 149901000212
A/c name – Sri Sri University
Bank – ICICI Bank Pvt. Ltd.
Branch – (3050 Bidyadharpur, Cuttack.
IFSC Code – ICIC0003050
MICR Code – 751229014

The university shall receive scholarships if sanctioned and released by the sponsoring university and
shall disburse to the awardees as per the terms and conditions of the university i.e. regularity in
attendance, progress, good character and conduct.

Registration with FRO Cuttack:
i) The students will be registered with FRO Cuttack on reporting in campus after filling A4 Form. A copy of Registration Documents will be retained by the university. Foreign Students are required to inform the CFNS officer about any movement outside Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar and details of travel plan in writing. Local travel is exempted from this.
ii) It is the student’s responsibility to comply with all the visa/foreigner registration or other formalities as defined by the Govt. of India/ Govt. of Odisha/University/ any other authority from time to time thus it is advised to visit Ministry of External Affairs website regularly to avoid any legal complication and hassles.
iii) The applicable processing fees for the FRRO/Visa extension/immigration processing fees and other related expenses have to be additionally borne by the student.

iv) University may debar the student to continue attending classes or staying in the university hostel if student does not maintain a valid visa/ FRRO or does not follow any guidelines issued by the Govt. of India/ Govt. of Punjab/University/ any other authority from time to time.
v) Students joining the university after the prescribed time period for reporting to the FRO may be denied admission. In such cases the fees etc. deposited by the applicant would be forfeited and further no claim for the expense made for the travelling, visa or any other expense made or hardship suffered by the student will be entertained.

Leaving the Campus:
It is also the responsibility of the student to inform CNFS in case they are leaving the county (both in case of temporary movement like going for holidays and also in case students want to permanently leave the county because the program is over or students wants to discontinue the program or student has been expelled or have been denied admission.) in writing in advance.

Exemption from Passport:
Foreign Nationals desirous of coming into India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa. The only exceptions are nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who can enter India without a visa. (Note: Nepalese nationals need a visa if entering India from China).

Sri Sri University endorsed visa rule:
If you have entered India on basis of documents provided by the University then it is your responsibility to ensure that you directly join and report to the University. The Visa endorsed on the name of the University or obtained on the basis of University documents cannot be used for any other purpose like employment , admission to any other university/college/institute/academy etc. or for non-regular (distance/online) mode of education.

Ensure that you have taken all the required vaccinations (Typhoid Vaccine, Hepatitis Vaccine), to avoid medical complications while you are in India (though it is not mandatory).

19. Cultural Integration:
Foreign Students are required to observe and respect university culture of pluralism and Indian ethos; in particular Sri Sri University is a non- smoking and non- alcoholic campus.

20. Discipline in hostel:
The discipline to be maintained by the Foreign/NRI students shall be governed by the existing hostel rules of the University as specified in Student Hand Book which is sent to all students at the time of provisional admission through e mail.

21. Provisions not mentioned in these regulations:
On all other matters not covered under the aforesaid rules, decisions of the competent authority / ies shall be binding on the part of Foreign/NRI students.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the above clauses, the decision of the Government of India on admission of Foreign/NRI students shall be made applicable.

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