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DTU gets ready to welcome NRIs, foreign students from new session

Delhi Technological University (DTU) will throw open its doors to foreign students, non-resident Indians (NRI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) from the new academic session, reports Joyeeta Ghosh.

delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2010 00:22 IST
Joyeeta Ghosh

Delhi Technological University (DTU) will throw open its doors to foreign students, non-resident Indians (NRI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) from the new academic session.

In a recent meeting, the academic council of the university decided that 15 per cent of the seats, over and above the sanctioned intake will be reserved for such candidates.

In January, the Delhi Technological University (DTU) had decided to increase its intake at both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels from the 2010-11 academic session.

The university is planning to add 230 seats in its B.Tech. courses and 72 seats in its M.Tech. programmes.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Vice-Chancellor PB Sharma said, “The admission of foreign students will facilitate and enhance cultural exchange between the students and give them a global perspective.”

To safeguard the academic merit of the institution admissions will be based on merit.

Hence, a candidate needs to score a minimum of 60 per cent in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) and have a valid Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score to be eligible for a seat.

The university will also be admitting foreign students, non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) in its post-graduate courses.

Students will need to have cleared GATE or GRE to be eligible for admissions to the university.

“The inclusion of foreign students, non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) will give the institute international visibility and help make it a global brand,” said RK Sinha, Dean of Industrial Research and Development.

Foreign students, non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) seeking admission to the under-graduate courses of the university will have to pay an amount of $3500 per annum as compared to Rs 30,000 per annum that an Indian student will have to pay.

Those applying for PG courses will have to pay $4500 per annum as compared to Rs 33,000 per annum for an Indian student.

These students will also be provided with single-seater separate boys’ and girls’ hostels.