Within a short span of Eleven years, the University has been able to make its presence felt both at national and international levels. On the existing campus, it has 11 University Schools of Studies and 01 Centre for Specialized Studies (Centre for Disaster Management Studies) wherein as many as 33 academic programmes are being conducted for 3500+ students for on campus study programme. Besides University Schools of Studies, University has one maintained institute, namely, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, wherein engineering and management education is being imparted exclusively for girls. Further, the University has 101 affiliated institutions and 02 Centres for
Learning and Education wherein 80 additional undergraduate and post-graduate professional academic programmes in Engineering & Technology, Management, Computer Applications, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Education, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Medicine and Para-Medical Sciences are conducted. There is an annual intake of 16000+ students with a total students strength of 50000+ both at University Schools, Affiliated Institutions and Maintained Institute. It would be of further interest to note that the successful students of this University are getting excellent final placements in best of the companies like Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, Adobe, Ariecent, Capital IQ, Consultancy Development Centre, HCL, I-Flex, Japan Airlines, Matrix Cellular, Microsoft, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Prot, TCS, Tech-Mahendra, Sapient, Satyam, SmartQ, South Indian Bank, Standard Chartered, Wyvil Systems Inc.(Chicago, USA), etc.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has been established by Govt. of NCT of Delhi under the provisions of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Act, 1998. The University is recognized by the University Grants
Commission (UGC), India under Section 2 (f) and 12 (b) of the UGC Act. The University was graded as ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore on March 31, 2007 for a period of 5 years. Further, during the course of recent Surveillance Audit conducted on August 11-12, 2009 by the Standardization Testing & Quality Certification Directorate, Ministry of Communication and IT, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, the ISO Certification granted to this University has been upgraded from ISO 9001: 2000 to ISO 9001: 2008; this we could accomplish after having met the requirements of the New Version of ISO. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) also granted the Status of Regular Membership to this University on November 18, 2008. Further our University’s name has featured in 2008 Edition of the published “Universities of India 2008” and have been honoured with an Engraved Plaque commemorating this recognition which symbolizes as Dun & Bradstreet-Decide with Confidence (February 27, 2009).
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is an affiliating and teaching University which aims at facilitating and promoting studies, research and extension work in emerging areas of higher education with focus on professional education, such as engineering, technology, management studies, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, etc., and also to achieve excellence in them and other relevant fields of studies.
Admission Procedure for Foreign Students
Fifteen per cent seats shall be allowed to be filled on supernumerary basis over and above the approved intake from amongst Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin/ Foreign students in programmes of the University and some selected affiliated institutions.
These seats are provided by the MHRD under the PIHEAD (Promotion of Indian Higher Education Abroad) progamme. Under no circumstances, a seat remaining unfilled shall be allocated to any one other than a Foreign Student/PIO/Foreign National.
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO): Persons who are citizens of other countries (except Pakistan and Bangladesh) who at any time held an Indian Passport, or who or either of his parents or any of his grand parents were a citizen of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India or Sec 2(b) of Citizenship Act, 1955 (Act No. 57 of 1955).
Foreign Nationals: Citizens of all countries other than India, who are not of Indian Origin as defined under PIO
Foreign Student: Foreign student in this context shall be defined as the student who possesses a foreign passport.
The prescribed fee of foreign students will be collected in US Dollar only.
* The proposed fee is subject to revision as recommended by the Competent Authority. There may be one time or annual fee charged for miscellaneous purposes such as medical, processing fee etc.
Medical Insurance: International students must have adequate medical insurance during their entire stay in India on their own initiative.
Student Should have valid passport and Student Visa. The visa can be obtained from the Indian missions abroad by producing letter of confirmed offer of admission from Office of the International Affairs, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. Ph.D scholar must have a valid Research Visa.
As per Visa restriction, International students should not count on obtaining work in India for covering their expenses while studying. In fact part-time employment during the academic session is almost impossible to find. Students coming to India should have enough money to cover all the expenses
The University, since its inception, is also providing facility to the students to pursue research leading to the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in all the University Schools of Studies. For promoting and facilitating quality research the University has taken several initiatives, e.g. enacting an Ordinance which permits maximum flexibility to the research scholars in terms of minimum and maximum period permission for the submission of Ph.D. dissertation; allowing the outside experts to act as supervisors/joint supervisors.
After the student is given provisional admission and a research visa, all the conditions that are applicable to the Indian students will be applicable to him/her. Upon coming to India he must contact the Dean of the appropriate School through Director General Information Self-Financing and other Students: Students are expected to make their own arrangements.
The International students should abide by all the rules of GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, India and the code of conduct as applicable to Indian students.
EXAMINATION AND AWARD OF DEGREES
The procedure and rules for examination, payment of examination fees, issue of mark list, issue of passing certificates and award of degrees will be same as for the Indian students.
REGISTRATI ON WITH FRRO,POLICE
Upon arrival in India every foreign Student must be registered with the Police FRRO within 7 days from the date of first entry into India. The FRRO can impose heavy fines if this registration is delayed or not done.
East Block, No.8, Level-II, R.K.Puram-1, New Delhi- 10066.
University does not have any provision for scholarships for foreign students. However, some scholarships are granted by the Government of India under various schemes. Candidates are advised to contact the nearest Indian Diplomatic Mission for necessary information about these scholarships.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE
GGS Indraprastha University is a certified, Educational Partner with Educational Testing Services (ETS), Princeton N.J., USA . The University is now a certified test administrative site for Internet based examination for TOEFL iBT. To seek the admission in our University, TOEFL is desirable but not mandatory and University may offer a short course in conversational English speaking designed for international students.
RESIDENCE & EXPENSES
The University also provides limited accommodation on the Campus. There is one hostel for boys and a separate one for the girls, available at nominal fees. Approximately US$ 150 per month may be the expenses for student who prefers to reside in private accommodation. Public transportation is good and very economical.
Presently, 250 international students are pursuing their higher education in various programmes from 31 different countries. Many academic and cultural events are organized with Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
University has its own Dispensary in the campus. Free medical consultation is available to students.
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