Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is planning a separate hostel for international students for convenience, Vice Chancellor Mahesh Verma said on Monday.
He said the decision was made in view of a surge in the admission of foreign students to the university’s affiliated colleges. At present, more than 100 international students mainly from Nepal, Bhutan and the Gulf and African countries are enrolled in the university and its affiliated colleges.
Their numbers are increasing every year, Verma said after releasing a separate admission brochure for international students for the academic year 2022-23. The Registrar of the University Shailendra Singh Parihar said there are so many attributes of the University that attract international students.
The varsity has a plethora of academic programs, it has a location advantage due to its proximity to the Delhi airport, it has 15 percent extra seats in various programs for international students, Parihar said, as mentioned some of the features of the varsity.
International affairs director Vijita Singh Aggarwal said 15 percent of the extra seats from the sanctioned influx of various programs in the university schools and specialized centers, except in the school of architecture and planning, are for international students.
International students wishing to apply for the varsity can download the application form from at ipu.ac.in/intaff.php. The deadline for online and offline application forms is June 30.
The university said that on admission, first preference will be given to candidates who apply through the ICCR fellowship. The remaining seats will be filled by other international candidates based on merit on qualifying exams.
The BAMS, BHMS and B.Sc Yoga programs available at affiliated institutes of the university are only for ICCR sponsored candidates. “English proficiency test scores from TOEFL or IELTS are required to apply through this route, but applicants from Nepal and Tibet are exempt,” the university said.