NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha - Non-resident Indian (NRI) students and Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) aspiring to study in top engineering colleges in Odisha can apply through NRI and CIWG quota respectively. There are 94 All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved institutions in Odisha which had a total intake of 44003 in the year 2017-18. Top engineering colleges in Odisha are offering 66 seats under NRI quota in different branches of engineering. Specialised streams like Biotechnology along with common streams like Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Computer Science are available for admission under NRI quota, with different seats reserved for each course. The number of seats reserved under NRI quota for each course is given at the end of the article. Engineering admission for NRI students is available only in a single college in Odisha, which is Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Khordha. It is affiliated to KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, which is responsible for awarding the degree to students upon completion of the course.
Admission under NRI quota is through counselling conducted by the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE). Students have to appear for the annual OJEE exam to be eligible for admission under NRI quota. Admission to top engineering colleges in Odisha is based on merit i.e. marks and rank obtained by the candidate in OJEE. Rank of the candidate is the score achieved in OJEE compared with other students who have applied under the same category. Students have to register for counselling by filling the online application form and paying a non-refundable fee of Rs 450. Temporary allotment will be published on the OJEE website inviting selected candidates for admission under NRI quota, subject to verification of credentials and documents. Rank, eligibility and the reservation criteria of a candidate will be checked for allotment of a seat under NRI quota. Allotted candidates must pay a part admission fee of Rs 25000 and report at the nodal centres for document verification, after which final allotment letter will be provided to them. Candidates whose name is not on the allotment list must wait for subsequent rounds of counselling for admission under NRI quota. After receiving the final allotment letter, students have to report to the allotted college for admission under NRI quota.
Candidates who have given their qualifying examination from a board outside India must submit an Equivalence Certificate obtained from the Association of Indian Universities to show equality of the examination with the Indian education system.
In the event of non-availability of students under NRI quota, the seats will be given to general candidates as per their merit under general category. NRI students can also compete under the general category provided they satisfy all the conditions of eligibility for the same.
NRI Quota: Eligibility Criteria for Odisha Engineering Colleges
Students applying under NRI quota must fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down by the university:
Student must be a Non-Resident Candidate to apply under NRI quota. ‘NRI candidate’ is a candidate who is a child or ward of the person who is an NRI as defined under section 6 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination in 2016 or 2017 or is appearing in 10+2 examination in 2018 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics taken together. Along with this, student should have gotten a regular full-time formal education during their school years.
Student should have been born on or after 1st July, 1997 to apply for admission under NRI quota in 2018.
NRI Quota: Documents Required for Odisha Engineering Colleges
Students are required to furnish following documents at the nodal centre for verification of admission under NRI quota:
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination or JEE:
Online registration slip
Higher Secondary Certificate or any other relevant certificate showing date of birth
10 + 2 or Qualifying Examination Pass certificate along with a mark sheet. If grades or GPA has been awarded to the student, it should be converted to percentages by the respective authority.
10th grade transcripts
Candidate is required to furnish certificates in support of his/her NRI status:
Work permit of the parent working abroad
Certificate of employment from the employer on company or organisation letterhead
Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities
School Leaving Certificate from the institute last attended
Conduct Certificate from the institute last attended
Recent colour passport size photographs of student and father or guardian
Passport of the student
Student must furnish original certificates at the time of verification along with a set of self-attested photocopies.
After receiving the final allotment letter, candidate must report to the allotted college along with following documents:
NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Odisha
Name of the Course
Seats for NRI Quota
Tuition Fee (USD per annum)
Kalinga Institue of Industrial Technology, Khordha
Electronics and Telecommunications
SAARC - 8000Other - 10,000
Electronics and Instrumentation
Electronics and Electrical
SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Other – Other countries except SAARC nations
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 Odisha 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 519 in top engineering colleges of Odisha. One-third of these 15% seats are reserved for the Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries. Top engineering colleges in Odisha are affiliated to two universities which award the degree to students upon completion of the course:
Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Bhubaneswar
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
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 or 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 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. Candidates seeking admission under this category must have passed 10+2 from a Gulf country
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 immediately after acceptance to the university. After obtaining the endorsed student visa, FN candidates are required to deposit the same to TIET.
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 Odisha
C.V.Raman College of Engineering, Khordha
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering
Computer Science and Information Technology
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Electronics and Communication Engg
Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Khordha
Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
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