NRI Admissions: Know Medical Colleges in Punjab
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 - 10:28 a.m. IST by Team Careers360

NRI Quota in Medical Colleges in Punjab - Students aspiring to study MBBS through Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota have the option of government and private medical colleges in Punjab. There are eight government and private medical colleges in Punjab offering NRI admissions to students. As many as 15% of seats in private medical colleges are reserved for NRI admissions as per Medical Council of India. However, in Punjab, government colleges also have a certain number of seats reserved for NRI admissions. The Department of Medical Education and Research has authorised the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) to oversee the admission and counselling for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in private and government medical colleges of Punjab. The colleges in Punjab are affiliated to two universities, which confer students with degrees, upon completion of the course:

  • Adesh University, Bathinda

  • Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot

MBBS seats in medical colleges of Punjab are offered to NRI candidates, PIO and OCI in the following order:

  • Category I: NRI/children of NRI who originally belong to the State of Punjab.

  • Category II: NRI/children of NRI who originally belong to an Indian State other than Punjab.

NRI admission for MBBS in government and private medical colleges can be obtained by qualifying the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG). NEET-UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET-UG is scheduled to be held on May 5, 2019. The admission process for NRI students is similar to Indian students wherein seats will be offered on merit basis ie. the rank of NRI student in NEET. To get NRI admission, students must satisfy the eligibility criteria and register online for counselling by paying a registration fee of Rs 5000. Students, on the day of counselling, will be required to visit and furnish necessary documents for verification. After NRI admission, students are required to pay the tuition fee for the first six months and provide bank guarantee/surety bond for the remainder of the fee. After the second round of counselling, remaining NRI seats will be converted into general or management seats. Students seeking NRI admission, especially with an abroad education, must obtain an Equivalence/Eligibility certificate from the university. An additional fee and form along with the required attested documents have to be submitted to obtain this certificate. Failing to do so, the candidate will not be eligible for NRI admission in the state of Punjab.


NRI-seat Eligibility Criteria: As per a Supreme Court order, the eligibility criteria for NRI seat aspirants are:

  • One of the parents should be an NRI and shall ordinarily be residing abroad as an NRI
  • The person who sponsors the student for admission should be a first-degree relation of the student and should be residing abroad as an NRI
  • If the student has no parents or near relatives or taken as a ward by some other nearest relative such students also may be considered provided the guardian has bona fide treated the student as a ward and such guardian shall file an affidavit indicating the interest shown in the affairs of the student and also his relationship with the student and such a person should be an NRI, and ordinarily residing abroad.

‘Nearest relative’ is defined as:

  • Real brother and sister of father i.e. real aunt and real uncle
  • Real brother and sister of mother i.e. real maternal aunt and real maternal uncle
  • Father and mother of either parent i.e. maternal or paternal grandfather and  maternal or paternal grandmother
  • First degree paternal and maternal cousins
  • Such a person should be an NRI

Documents Required for Medical Colleges in Punjab for NRI Students

Below are the documents required, self-attested and original, for NRI admission in these states:

  • Print out of the completed application form

  • Admit Card and Score card of NEET- UG-2019

  • High School Certificate or its equivalent with mark sheet

  • Character certificate from the Principal of the previous school/college

  • Date of Birth Certificate

  • Equivalence certificate issued by the respective state university, education board or Association of Indian Universities

  • Passport size colour photograph

  • Passport

  • Documents required to prove the NRI status of the candidate. Ex- NRI/PIO/OCI Card, a certificate issued by the Indian Embassy or High Commission in the NRI’s country.

  • Provisional India study visa

  • Previous income tax returns in India or the country of employment filed in the NRI status.

Eligibility Criteria for NRI admission

Students have to satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for NRI admission:

  • Passed Higher Secondary Examination or the ISCE with science subjects and English at a level not less than the core course prescribed by NCERT; or the

    Intermediate examination in science of an Indian University; or the

    B.Sc. examination of an Indian University; or

    Any other examination which is found to be equivalent to the above examinations

  • Individually passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with at least 50% marks in each subject.

  • Qualified NEET-UG-2019. To be eligible for NRI admission, students must have at least 50th percentile in NEET exam.

  • Equivalency letter according to the regulations of Medical Council of India determined by the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

  • NRI students must have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December 2019.

  • Proof of NRI status of candidate/parents

NRI definition for government and private medical colleges in Punjab

Non-Resident Indian Means a person of Indian origin, holding an Indian Passport or Foreign Passport, who is permanently or temporarily settled outside India due to any of the below reasons:

  • Taking up employment outside India or

  • Running a business or carrying a vocation outside India or

  • Any other purpose which would indicate his/her intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period

For ascertaining the NRI status following documents can be used:

  • Foreign Country Passport or Green Card or

  • Permanent Resident Card issued by a competent authority or

  • OCI/PIO Card issued by the Government of India.

Government and Private Medical Colleges in Punjab

S. No.

College Name





(full course in USD)


Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bhatinda





Christian Medical College, Ludhiana





Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana





Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar





Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sri Amritsar





Government Medical College, Amritsar





Government Medical College, Patiala





Guru Govind Singh Medical College, Faridkot




Important Dates for NRI admissions


Important Dates*

Online application release date

June 2019*

Last date of filling up of online application form

June 2019*

Document Verification session

 Last week of June 2019*

Last date of filling up the application form for the NRI quota

July 2019*

State merit list

June 2019*

First Round of Counselling

June 29 – July 3, 2019*

Display of allotment list for the first round

July 5, 2019*

Last day of reporting at the allotted college

July 2019*

Second Round of Counselling

July 15- July 26, 2019*

Last day of reporting at the allotted college

August 3, 2019*

*tentative dates


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