The transition from PUC / 12th Std. to college is filled with challenge, opportunity and decisions. Every year, thousands of students apply for admission to colleges/universities. Admission mechanisms vary from College to College, and there are government bodies or independent associations that offer standardized entrance exams to aid the college admission process.
The college admission process varies from one college to the other. Most of the colleges use pre-qualifying test scores to determine what course/college you are interested in while some colleges conduct their own admission tests or participate in one or the other centralized college admission process. National and State Level Tests, and Interviews are organized by statutory bodies composed of participating colleges to determine the merit of all applicants. Applicants are ranked based on the pre-qualifying marks/scores in the entrance exams/academic years by the governing bodies. After learning their ranks, candidates can then apply to a number of colleges directly or participate in the centralized selection process conducted by the respective examination authorities.
Of the total seats reserved for college admissions, 75-80% seats are reserved for merit students, 5-10% seats are reserved for management quota and 15% seats are reserved for NRI / Foreign students. The college admission process is different for students seeking admission through merit and for students seeking direct admission under management/NRI quota.
The College Admission through Merit shall be based on the rank/score/marks obtained by the eligible candidate in the previous academic years/pre-qualifying entrance exam. The admission at a particular college shall be carried out through a selection procedure organized by the college for respective course, in which the candidate has to be physically present/attend the counselling process online, as required, on the scheduled date along with necessary documents.
Candidates seeking college admission through merit should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria required to attend the admission process. On the basis of their performance in previous academic years, pre-qualifying entrance exam and the seat availability, candidates shall be allotted a confirmed seat at their preferred college for respective course.
Candidates seeking college admission through merit should satisfy the following eligibility criteria for admission:
Should have completed a minimum of 15-16 years of education in India.
Should have obtained required score/percentage in previous academic year/pre-qualifying entrance exam. College Admission under Management Quota
Candidates who have scored low in any of the pre-qualifying entrance exams/previous academic years can get college admission under management quota, which may cost higher in tuition fee than the admission through merit. The colleges have separate reservation for direct admission of candidates under management quota. The admission of such candidates is based on satisfying certain terms and conditions of pre-qualifying exams applicable to that particular college. The management has the power to select students of their own choice, for direct admission under management quota, from out of those who are qualified in the exam conducted by a particular mechanism.
Candidates seeking direct admission to college under management quota should satisfy the following eligibility criteria for admission:
Should have completed a minimum 16 years of education in India.
Should have obtained required score/percentage in previous academic year/pre-qualifying entrance exam.
Should be financially sound to pay the capitation fee.
The college admission under NRI quota shall be based on the marks secured in the pre-qualifying exam. Foreign nationals are also considered for admission under NRI quota. Candidates should submit a separate application at the desired college for NRI admission in the prescribed format.
Candidates seeking college admission through NRI quota should satisfy the following eligibility criteria admission:
Candidate who has completed his/her 16 years of education abroad and obtained requisite marks.
Candidate whose parents, either father or mother is an NRI.
Candidate whose guardian/sponsor is an NRI.
Should be financially strong to pay the capitation fee.
It's not mandatory for a candidate to be an NRI to get admission under NRI Quota. Any Indian candidate can get admission under NRI quota, which may cost higher in tuition fee than the admission through merit/management quota.
As per the directive of the Honorable Supreme Court of India, the seat availability for candidates seeking admission under NRI quota should not exceed more than 15% of total seats.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
St John's Medical College, Bangalore
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore
JJM Medical College, Davangere
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's, Lucknow
PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore
D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College, Bangalore
Bapuji Dental College, Bangalore
Ramaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
Indian Institutes of Technology (New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur, Kharagpur)
Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan
Delhi Technological University, New Delhi
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
National Institute of Technology, Trichy
R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow)
XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management , Pune
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Institute of Management, Christ University, Bangalore
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal
Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Christian Medical College (Vellore, Ludhiana)
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), Kolkata
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
St. John's Nursing College, Bangalore
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal
Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore
R.V. College of Nursing, Bangalore
Law Colleges in India (LL.B., LL.M.) National Law School of India University, Bangalore
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, Hyderabad
Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, New Delhi
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune
Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Christ College of Law, Bangalore
K.L.E. Society's Law College, Bangalore
Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore
University College of Law, Bangalore University, Bangalore
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Mohali, Hyderabad)
Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore
Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
M.S. Ramaiah College of pharmacy, Bangalore