FAQs for International Students

FAQs for International Students

 Are healthcare and medical facilities available at CMR for international students?

Each of our campuses is equipped with its own campus clinic, where students can be treated for minor ailments requiring basic first aid. In the event of a serious medical illness/injury, immediate arrangements will be made with local hospitals to provide the best medical care. Consulting doctors are available on call. If a student wishes to obtain medical insurance, the institute can assist with that as well.

 What are the accommodation alternatives available to international students?

CMRGI provides accommodation for international students, with separate hostel facilities available for boys and girls. The hostels are located in close proximity to the CMR IMS and OMBR campuses. A team of vigilant, dedicated, round the clock security staff ensure the safety of students and maintain the security of the facilities.

The hostel rooms are well lit and well-ventilated. Each room is equipped with hi-speed internet access, and state-of-the-art kitchenettes are present on every floor. Students have the option of choosing either a single or double (twin-sharing) room. Since these rooms are in high demand, students are encouraged to submit their requests for accommodation early in order to ensure that they receive the housing of their choice.

As an alternative to the international students’ hostel, there are additional hostel facilities located on-campus as well. Students who do not wish to stay in the CMR hostel facilities, can opt for private accommodation or rented flats in the area instead.

 Is registration with the FRRO office mandatory?

All international students staying in India for longer than 6 months are required to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

The following documents are required for registration:

  1. Photocopy of the passport and initial visa
  2. Four photographs of the applicant
  3. Details of residence in India
  4. HIV test report from one of the WHO recognized institutions for people in the age group of 15 to 60
  5. Bonafide certificate from the university/college/institution
  6. Proof of Bank Account/sufficient funds for non-scholarship students

Documents required for international students coming to India are as below.

  1. Valid passport (minimum for six months)
  2. Confirmed letter of acceptance or a provisional admission certificate from a university or a college or institution.
  3. Proof of availability of sufficient funds for the duration of studies in India for self-financing for NRI students.
  4. Health certificate and AIDS-free certificate
  5. Student Visa (not required for the children of Indian Diaspora)
  6. Proof of long term (at least three years)/permanent residence in the country (not for the children of Indian Diaspora)
  7. Application

The academic year for CMRGI begins around the July/August time frame. Please check with the individual colleges for admission dates and application deadlines. Prospective students who are interested in joining should apply well in advance.

 What is a student visa?

India offers various kinds of visas, depending on the purpose of visit. The student visa is a visa specifically for students who wish to come to India to pursue an education programme. Student visas are issued for the duration of the academic course of study or for a period of five years whichever is less, on the basis of letters of admission from Universities/recognised colleges or educational institutions in India. The children of NRIs and PIOs cardholders need not procure a student visa. Other international students will require a student visa or a research visa for Doctoral level courses.

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