NRI Quota in Private Medical Colleges in Sikkim – Non Resident Indian (NRI) students aspiring to study MBBS have the option of private medical college in Sikkim. There is only one private medical college in Sikkim - Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) - that offers NRI admission for MBBS. NRI students don’t have any seats reserved for them but can apply under the Management category. There are 50 seats out of which eight are reserved under management category. The college is affiliated to Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) which will confer the MBBS degree upon completion of the course.
Admission process in private medical college of Sikkim is the same for an Indian and NRI student, and is based on merit. Students must appear for and qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) to be eligible for NRI admission. NEET-UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and is scheduled to be held on May 5, 2019. The rank achieved by NRI student i.e. the score of candidate vis-a-vis other applicants who have applied under management category will determine if he/she gets the seat. Students seeking NRI admission should note that they will be competing with all the Indian candidates who have applied under the Management category.
The college follows common counselling, for NRI admission, which is conducted under the overall direction and control of the State Government of Sikkim. Eligible NRI students are required to fill the application form and pay a registration fee of Rs 1500 to be considered for counselling. For NRI admission, candidates must furnish necessary documents for verification and pay the annual fee of the first year on the day of counselling. Candidates seeking NRI admission, who have qualified from foreign universities, are required to submit the equivalent grading/percentage of marks from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for marks scored in the qualifying examination.
A Supreme Court order has clarified the eligibility conditions for a person to be able to apply for the NRI seat. The criteria are mentioned below.
‘Nearest relative’ should be one of the following.
Candidates seeking NRI admission in Sikkim must understand and satisfy the definition of Non-Resident Indian applicable in the state. “NRI” is defined under Income Tax Act, 1961 along with Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. The term NRI is defined under FEMA as ‘A person resident outside India who is either a citizen of India or is a person of Indian origin (PIO).’
A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) is a citizen of any country other than Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal or Pakistan, if he at any time held an Indian passport, or he or either of his parents or spouse were citizens of India by virtue of the Constitution.
If the candidate seeking NRI admission is not an NRI, he/she may be sponsored by his/her father, mother, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, grandparent.
Candidates must apply under the management category since there is no NRI quota. However, students must fulfil the criteria to be eligible for NRI admissions:
For NRI admission, students are required to furnish original documents along with their self-attested copies:
Top Private Medical Colleges in Sikkim
(USD for full course)
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok
Sikkim NRI Admission Dates 2018
June 9, 2019*
June 30, 2019*
First Round of counselling
June 26, 2019*
Second Round of counselling
Fourth week of July
Commencement of Classes
August 1, 2019*
Last date for admission against vacant seats arising due to any reason
August 31, 2019*
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