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NRI / OCI /PIO Admissions


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers admission to majority of its 200+ undergraduate and post graduate programs in Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Bio-technology, Nanotechnology, Management, Arts and Sciences, Communication, Social Work, Philosophy & Applied Psychology and Teachers Education to NRI/OCI/PIO or Students sponsored by NRI/OCI/PIO parents.

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NRI/PIO/OCI students and students sponsored by their NRI/PIO/OCI parents are eligible to apply under these categories.

Admissions are based on merit and marks / grades obtained in the qualifying examination/ entrance examination.

For certain programs including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Ayurveda, NRI also have to write the entrance exam. For more details, please see the respective links below.

Fee Structure

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Are You an International Student?

NRI/OCI/PIO students include the following categories:

OCI / PIO Students: Students holding passports issued by foreign countries including people of Indian origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries, and whose parent/s or own brother/sister also holds similar status.

Non Resident Indians (NRI): Student with NRI status; students who are Indian citizens but have written their qualifying examination (equivalent to the 10+2) from a school or college abroad, and whose parent/s or own brother or sister also holds NRI status.

NRI Sponsored Students: Students who are pursuing their qualifying examination in India and whose either or both parents / own brother or sister having NRI status.

Documents Required for Admission

Apart from the general documents required for admission i.e. 10thand 12th standard certificate, transfer certificate and conduct certificate etc., the following documents are required for NRI/OCI/PIO admission.

  1. Certificate to prove NRI status (Certificate issued by the Indian Embassy / consulate   of the respective country).
  2. Equivalence certificate issued by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, in cases where the candidate has pursued for a syllabus other than CBSE/ICSE/any State Board in India, for the qualifying examination.For details of foreign examinations recognized by AIU as equivalent to the +2-stage qualification of an Indian Board, visit
  3. Employer certificate of the sponsoring parent

Rules and Regulations

Admission, Transfer And Change of Course

Admission to various programs will be subject to verification of facts as in the original certificates/documents of the candidates. Management reserves the right to cancel admission if a discrepancy is noted, even at a later point of time after admission. Such a decision will be final and binding on the candidate.

Admission offered to a candidate who has been provisionally admitted to a program will stand cancelled if he/she does not submit the relevant documents in original pertaining to admission (such as Mark Sheet, Transfer Certificate, Migration Certificate and Conduct Certificate, etc.) to the concerned Admissions Officer before the stipulated date.
Students who has been granted admission to a particular course under NRI/PIO/OCI category shall not be allowed to change the course subsequently. Transfer from one institution to another within Amrita Schools is not allowed.

It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualification for admission. If the candidates furnish mark sheets of the qualifying examination only in grades, the minimum marks pertaining to the grade obtained in the course will be taken into consideration while determining the marks in science subjects.


NRI/OCI/PIO students are expected to abide by all the rules of the university. The code of conduct that is applicable to regular students studying in the same course is applicable to them as well.

Smoking and consumption or usage of alcoholic intoxicants whether inside or outside campus will be considered as severe breach of discipline. Any act within the campus that may violate or spoil the academic atmosphere in the university will not be tolerated. Student found guilty of such offences will be dismissed.

Anti-social and anti-national activities, misbehavior, violence and unethical activities involving students will be dealt in accordance with state and central laws that are in force. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will not take any responsibility for any criminal or non-criminal acts committed inside or outside the campus.


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University does not tolerate ragging in any form on the campuses. We strictly comply with the Supreme Court of India order — Curbing Ragging in Educational Institutions. Immediate academic rustication will be the minimum punishment for any form of reported ragging.

Fee Norms
  • All payments (Registration fee, Tuition fee, Hostel and Mess charges)are to be made online via Bank transfer.
  • All fees should be paid on an annual basis on or before the notified date.
  • Partial payment is not allowed.
  • All fees and charges are subject to revision.
  • Registration fee of US $300 is non- refundable. Therefore only those who have a reasonable chance of meeting admission criteria should register in advance.

Separate hostel facilities are provided for girls and boys. Postgraduate students and final-year undergraduate students are allotted single rooms. All hostels are equipped with solar water heaters for hot water supply. The students’ stay in the hostels enables them to imbibe a different lifestyle and get involved in activities including yoga, meditation, sports, music, etc.

Amrita attaches great importance to the nature of lifestyle in and out of the campus. Pure vegetarian food prepared under hygienic conditions is served in the student dining halls and the canteens from a central kitchen.


When Will The Provisional Admission Be Confirmed?

Admission will be confirmed only on fulfilling all the eligibility conditions, submission of requisite documents as informed during the course of admission and on payment of registration fee and first year tuition fee.

Who can Sponsor an NRI-Scandidate?

Either of the parents or own brother or sister of the candidate who are NRIs can sponsor an NRI-S candidate. No other relatives are permitted to sponsor.

Contact us

The Admission Co-ordinator (NRI)
Corporate and Industry Relations
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritanagar Post, Ettimadai
Coimbatore – 641 112
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91 422 2685 005, +91 422 2685 004

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