NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 - 4 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala - Non-resident Indian (NRI) students seeking admission to top engineering colleges in Kerala have the option of NRI quota. All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has allowed a reservation of 5% of the total seats for NRI students aspiring to study in top engineering colleges of Kerala. There are 164 AICTE approved institutes offering B.Tech programmes in various streams like Biotechnology, Aeronautical, Mechatronics, Civil, Electronics, Computer Science etc. According to data for the year 2017-2018, these institutions had a total intake of 61368, out of which 2848 seats are reserved for students under NRI quota. In each of these institutions, different seats are reserved under NRI quota for each Bachelors course. NRI seats in top engineering colleges in Kerala are also given at the end of the article. However, this is not an exhaustive list and interested students can visit AICTE website for a list of all the colleges offering NRI admissions along with the seats reserved under each course. Admission to top engineering colleges in Kerala is based on merit i.e. score obtained by the NRI student in the qualifying examination or the entrance examination, whichever is applicable. All the engineering colleges in Kerala are affiliated to 3 universities given below:

  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

  • APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala

  • Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi

NRI students should note that supernumerary seats are reserved for Person of Indian origin, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder and Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries. Any seats left vacant under this category might be converted to NRI seats after second round of counselling. However, some universities accept PIO and OCI card holders under NRI quota. 

 

Admission procedure under NRI quota to top engineering colleges in Kerala is different for each college and students should visit the respective website of each college for in-depth information regarding documents required, eligibility criteria and the admission process. For instance, international students are exempted from giving the Common Admission Test (CAT) to be eligible for NRI admission in Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). They have the option of applying either on self-financing basis or through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), a body created by Ministry of External Affairs. ICCR offers a number of scholarships to enable NRI students to pursue higher education in universities and other recognized institutions in India. Students seeking admission under NRI quota are required to submit their application online with a payment of 100 USD in favour of the Registrar. All the documents should be routed either through the Embassy of India in applicant’s country or through the applicant’s embassy in India.

Equivalence certificate is necessary for an NRI student if he/she has completed his/her high school graduation from a foreign board. It can be obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) or in some cases, the university which the NRI student has applied to. Obtaining an Equivalence certificate for NRI admission will include filing a separate form and payment of fee with the concerned authority. In case of CUSAT, minimum period for obtaining an Equivalence certificate is 3 months.

 

NRI Quota: Eligibility Criteria for Kerala Engineering Colleges

The eligibility of NRI seats is as per Section 2(o) of the Kerala Professional College or Institutions Act, 2006 which is as follows: “Non-Resident Indian seats’ means seats reserved for children or wards or dependents of Non-Resident Indians to whom admission is given by the management in a fair, transparent and non-exploitive manner on the basis of fees as may be prescribed. In some universities like CUSAT, any Indian citizen is eligible to apply for NRI seats after submitting a ‘Declaration’ at the time of admission, and paying an additional fee of Rs 5000. Students must satisfy the eligibility criteria to apply under NRI quota:

  • Pass in Plus Two Examination of the State of Kerala or any other equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects and a minimum PCM average of 60% with at least 50% in Mathematics.

  • Passed English at 10th and 12th Standards with at least 50% marks

  • Maximum age limit for NRI student is 25 years as on 1st September of the year of admission.

  • Student must be a Non-Resident Indian or have his/her parents accorded the status of NRI by the government of India. Non-resident Indians are people of Indian birth or descent who live outside the Republic of India, permanently or temporarily due to any of the below reasons:

  1. Taking up employment outside India or

  2. Running a business or carrying a vocation outside India or

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

NRI Quota: Documents Required for Kerala Engineering Colleges

Students, after applying online, are required to send below documents to be considered for NRI admission:

  • Print out of the application form along with confirmation of payment

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Copy of the Secondary School Leaving (SSLC) or equivalent certificate mentioning the date of birth of the applicant

  • Copy of Passport and any one of the following documents to prove NRI status:

  1. Employment Certificate attested by the Embassy

  2. Relevant pages of the passport containing visa details.

  3. Certificate issued by a Scheduled Bank stating that the student is a Non – Resident Indian holding an NRI account other than a Zero balance account (should be attested by the Embassy)

  • Copy of the certificate of qualifying examination and mark sheets / transcripts of all examinations undergone.

  • Two copies of recent passport size photographs.

  • Character certificate from the Head of the Institution last studied.

  • Reference letters from two persons who have intimate knowledge of student’s academic capabilities.

  • Physical and eye fitness certificate from a medical officer approved by the Directorate General of Shipping

  • Equivalence Certificate – List of documents required to obtain an Equivalence certificate, which is essential for NRI admission, are:

  1. Copy of the concerned Degree certificate attested by a gazetted officer

  2. Copy of consolidated Mark sheet attested by a gazetted officer

  3. Copy of Transfer Certificate (T.C.) or Course Completion certificate, attested by a gazetted officer, to prove that the applicant has undergone the course through regular mode

  4. Syllabus, Scheme, Rules and Regulation of the degree attested by the Registrar/Head of the Institution

  • In case of a sponsor, following additional documents are required to be submitted for NRI admission:

  1. Copy of passport of the Sponsor

  2. Copy of valid Visa of the Sponsor.

  3. Employment Certificate of the Sponsor.
  4. Proof of relationship between the student and the sponsor in the form of an affidavit duly signed and attested by the Indian Embassy

NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala

College Name

Course

NRI seats

Tuition fee (INR per annum)

Cochin University of Science And Technology, Ernakulam

Computer Science and Engineering

5

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Civil Engineering

5

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Information Technology

5

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Mechanical Engineering

5

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Electronics and Communications Engineering

5

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

College of Engineering Chengannur, Alappuzha

Electronics & Communication Engg

6

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Computer Science and Engineering

6

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

6

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

3

ICCR - 1500 USD, Regular - 3000 USD

Jyothi Engineering College, Thrissur

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3

Time of admission - 57950, subsequent semester - 45800

Mechanical Engineering

6

Time of admission - 57950, subsequent semester - 45800

Civil Engineering

3

Time of admission - 57950, subsequent semester - 45800

Computer Science and Engineering

6

Time of admission - 57950, subsequent semester - 45800

Electronics & Communication Engg

6

Time of admission - 57950, subsequent semester - 45800

Lbs College of Engineering, Kasaragod

Civil Engineering

3

200,000

Mechanical Engineering

6

200,000

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3

200,000

Electronics and Communications Engineering

6

200,000

Computer Science & Engineering

6

200,000

Information Technology

3

200,000

Mar Baselios College of Engineering And Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Computer Science and Engineering

6

85000

Civil Engineering

6

85000

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

6

85000

Mechanical Engineering

6

85000

Electronics & Communication Engg

6

85000

Mes College of Engineering Kuttipuram, Malappuram

Computer Science and Engineering

6

150,000

Electronics & Communication Engg

6

150,000

Mechanical Engineering

3

150,000

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3

150,000

Information Technology

3

150,000

Civil Engineering

3

150,000

Architecture

2

1,85,000

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

3

100,000

Computer Science and Engineering

3

100,000

Electronics and Communications Engineering

6

100,000

Mechanical Engineering (AUTO and PROD)

3

100,000

Mechanical Engineering

3

100,000

Vidya Academy of Science Technology, Thrissur

Civil Engineering

6

150,000

Computer Science and Engineering

6

62500 per semester

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

6

52500 per semester

Electronics & Communication Engg

6

52500 per semester

Mechanical Engineering

6

75000 per semester

PIO/FN/CIWG Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala

 

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holder, Foreign Nationals and Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries aspiring to study in top engineering colleges of Kerala can apply under PIO/FN/CWIG quota. Over 15% seats over and above the ‘approved intake’ can be reserved under PIO/FN/CWIG quota, which amounts to 1294 in top engineering colleges of Kerala. One-third of these 15% seats are reserved for the Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries. For applying under FN/PIO/CIWG quota, the student must either be a Foreign National or Person of Indian origin or Overseas Citizenship of India card holder or Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries.

  • “Foreign National” means the Citizen of Countries other than India who is not of Indian origin as defined under OCI/ PIO.

  • 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.

  • Overseas Citizenship of India - is a pseudo-citizenship scheme established because the constitution of India does not permit full dual citizenship. An OCI card, which is a long-term visa with restrictions on voting rights and government jobs, acts as the proof of OCI and is available to certain PIOs.

  • CIWG stands for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries. CIWGC is a scheme generated by the Ministry of India for the children of Indian expatriates in Gulf countries looking for admissions in India.

Students need to submit similar documents as NRI along with documents given below:

  • In case of applying under FN quota, passport of a country other than India is required. Students are also advised to apply for the visa after acceptance to the university

  • In case of PIO or OCI, OCI card holder or necessary documents to prove status

  • Students who fall under the CIWG scheme are required to submit proof showing either parent working in a gulf country, which has to be duly signed by the employer of the parent. A copy of passport, visa and work permit (in case any) of the child’s parent in Gulf are also required to be submitted as proof.

PIO/FN/CIWG Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Kerala

 

College

Course

Total Intake

PIO/FN/ CIWG Seats

Ahalia School of Engineering Technology, Palakkad

Computer Science & Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

Civil Engineering

60

9

Electronics And Communications Engineering

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Amal Jyothi College of Engineering

Civil Engineering

120

18

Computer Science And Engineering

120

18

Electronics & Communication Engg

120

18

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Information Technology

60

9

Cochin University of Science and Technology, Ernakulam

Computer Science And Engineering

90

14

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Civil Engineering

90

14

Information Technology

90

14

Mechanical Engineering

90

14

Electronics And Communications Engineering

90

14

College of Engineering Karunagappally, Kollam

Electronics And Communications Engineering

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Ernakulam

Civil Engineering

120

18

Computer Science And Engineering

120

18

Electronics & Communication Engg

120

18

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Electronics And Instrumentation Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Heera College of Engineering and Technology , Thiruvananthapuram

Mechanical Engineering

90

14

Civil Engineering

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Computer Science & Engineering

60

9

Holy Grace Academy of Engineering, Thrissur

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Civil Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

ILM College of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam

Civil Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Computer Science & Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Civil Engineering

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

90

14

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

90

14

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Civil Engineering

120

18

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Rajagiri School of Engineering Technology, Ernakulam

Applied Electronics And Instrumentation Engineering

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

180

27

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Electronics And Communications Engineering

180

27

Information Technology

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Civil Engineering

60

9

Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam

Applied Electronics And Instrumentation Engineering

60

9

Electronics And Communications Engineering

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Civil Engineering

120

18

Computer Science And Engineering

120

18

SCMS School of Engineering Technology, Ernakulam

Civil Engineering

120

18

Computer Science And Engineering

120

18

Electronics And Communications Engineering

120

18

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

SNGIST Group of Institutions, Ernakulam

Civil Engineering

60

9

Computer Sceince & Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

Civil Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

TKM Institute of Technology, Kollam

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

Civil Engineering

60

9

TKM College of Engineering, Kollam

Mechanical Engineering

120

18

Civil Engineering

120

18

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

120

18

Electronics & Communication Engg

120

18

Chemical Engineering

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Architecture

80

12

Valia Koonambaikulathamma College of Engineering And Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Mechanical Engineering

60

9

Electrical And Electronics Engineering

60

9

Electronics & Communication Engg

60

9

Computer Science And Engineering

60

9

Civil Engineering

60

9

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