October 1, 2022

Only NRI seats will be on offer for OCI & PIO students

MUMBAI: OCI and PIO students in search of admission in Indian skilled institutes will henceforth be handled on a par with international nationals and will search admission best underneath the non-resident Indian (NRI) quota. This will translate to fewer seats for such applicants and significantly upper charges than what Indian students pay.
Earlier, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) students had been handled on par with Indians; they’d equivalent alternative to compete for seats in executive institutes in addition to take part in admission rounds of the all-India quota in scientific faculties. But from this yr, in case of technical training, OCI/PIO students will be thought to be international nationals who will be allocated supernumerary seats and will need to pay upper charges.
Last yr, the SC had given a yr’s exemption to such students; in May 2022, it refused to increase the guideline. The ministry of house affairs’ notification launched on Thursday mentioned OCI and PIO applicants collaborating in undergraduate and postgraduate admissions will be thought to be on par with the NRI in case of the ones “appearing for the all India entrance tests such as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), JEE (Mains), Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) or such other tests to make them eligible for admission only against any Non-Resident Indian seat or any supernumerary seat: the OCI cardholder shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens.”