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MBBS for NRI Students in India: Medical courses in India are the choice of a vast number of students. Indian medical education is governed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). For popular medical courses at the UG level, the admission is done based on the NEET examination. Based on the NEET scores, students are allocated seats in different colleges across the country.
Apart from the 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) and 85 per cent State Quota, deemed universities in India offer admission to NRI students under 15 per cent NRI quota reserved by the Medical Council of India. both, Persons of Indian Origin (POI) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are included in the NRI Quota. However, it is necessary for them to clear NEET.
Who Are NRI Candidates?
A candidate falls into the NRI category if he/ she meets the following criteria:
The candidate must be of Indian origin and settled in a foreign country.
Indian citizens’ children staying in abroad for business or employment are also considered as NRI.
Candidates who are born abroad but the parents are of Indian origin fall under the NRI category.
Candidates who are children of State/ Central Government employees who are staying abroad on deputation period are considered as NRI.
MBBS Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students
Here are the eligibility requirements that NRI students need to meet to apply for MBBS colleges in India.
Applicants must be holding a valid passport
The seats offered under NRI Quota will only be allocated to bonafide NRI’s
Candidates must have qualified NEET 2021
Candidates applying under NRI sponsorship must have a real blood relation to the financial supporter, be it the mother, sister, father, brother, aunt or uncle.
Documents Required for NRI MBBS Admission in India 2021
Here is a list of documents that an NRI student must carry at the time of MBBS admission.
NOC from the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI (Government of India), New Delhi
Non-Objection Certificate issued by the Ambassador/ competent authority of the candidate’s country to allow their stay and study in India
Class X Marksheet
Class X Passing Certificate
Marksheet of the Qualifying Examination
Health Insurance Certificate
Passport size colour photographs of candidates (six copies)
Joint declaration by parent and the applicant as per the format
Recent stamp size colour photographs (four copies)
NRI Quota Fees and Seats for MBBS Admission in India 2021
The table below shows some of the top medical colleges/ universities in India offering MBBS admission under NRI quota. The lowest tuition fees for the colleges is also mentioned in the table.
Tuition Fees (Lowest)
Number of NRI Quota Seats
Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Mullana
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
BVDU Medical College & Hospital, Sangli
Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune
Alternative Medical Course Options for NRI Students Other Than MBBS
The competition to make it to the top MBBS colleges in India makes it difficult for many students to achieve success. With a low success rate, it is always a smart decision to have a back-up plan. So now the question arises, if not MBBS then what? Here is a list of courses that NRI MBBS aspirants can go for.
|Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.)||4 ½ years (including internship)||INR 2 Lacs - INR 7 Lacs|
|B.Sc. Biotechnology||3 Years||INR 50,000 - INR 4 Lacs|
|BOT - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy||4 Years||INR 4 Lacs|
|B.Sc (Medical Lab Technology)||3 Years||INR 3 LPA - INR 4 LPA|
|B.Sc (Radiography)||3 Years||INR 2 LPA - INR 10 LPA|
|B.Sc (Allied Health Services)||4 Years||INR 2.6 Lacs - INR 4 Lacs|
|B.Sc in Operation Theatre Technology||3 Years||INR 5,000 - INR 10 Lacs|
Top Medical/ Paramedical Colleges in India
Candidates can explore the top medical colleges in India offering programmes in several specialisations. Candidates, if interested, can get admission to these colleges easily by just filling out our CAF (Common Application Form). Our expert counsellors will then assist candidates throughout the admission process ensuring success.
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