NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Punjab – Non-resident Indian (NRI) students and Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) aspiring to study in top engineering colleges in Punjab can apply through NRI and CIWG quota respectively. There are 105 All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved institutions in Punjab which had a total intake of 41412 in the year 2017-18. Top engineering colleges in Punjab are offering 52 seats under NRI quota in different branches of engineering. Specialised streams like Biotechnology or Industrial engineering along with common streams like Mechanical or Civil 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 Punjab, which is Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It is affiliated to Thapar University, Punjab, which is responsible for awarding the degree to students upon completion of the course and setting up the admission procedure.
Students applying through NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Punjab are not required to appear for the entrance test. Admission of the candidate under NRI quota will be based on merit i.e. marks achieved by the candidate in the qualifying examination. Candidates seeking admission under NRI quota with foreign qualifications are required to furnish an Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities while submitting the completed application form, along with a payment of 100 USD towards non-refundable registration fee. Provisional admission will be given after candidate pays an additional fee of 100 USD, which will be regularised after payment of the full fee. To confirm admission under NRI quota, student must do this before the last date of admission.
Students applying under NRI quota need to fulfil basic eligibility criteria to be considered for admission under NRI quota:
Candidates must bring the documents given below at the time of admission under NRI quota:
Copy of the application form
Marksheet of the qualifying exam (10+2 Higher Secondary examination or equivalent)
Character Certificate from the head of the institution last attended
Date of birth certificate in the form of passing certificate in Matriculation
Sponsorship Affidavit by parent or guardian of the student
Original passport & photocopies of pages containing personal Information
Documentary proof showing the location of the school or institute where the student gave his/her qualifying exam.
Transcript of Higher Secondary school, if passed from Universities or Boards other than Indian.
Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities
NRI Quota in Top Engineering Colleges in Punjab
Name of the Course
Seats for NRI Quota
Total Fee (USD per annum except where mentioned )
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
SAARC - 1,55,100 INR G, SEA & AN - 6000 ROW - 8000
Electronics and Computer Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engg
Electronics Instrument & Control
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
G, SEA & AN - GULF Nations, South East Asia & African Nations
ROW – Rest of World
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 Punjab 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 373 in top engineering colleges of Punjab. One-third of these 15% seats are reserved for the Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries. Top engineering colleges in Punjab are affiliated to two universities which award the degree to students upon completion of the course:
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
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 Punjab
Seats for PIO/FN/CIWG
Total Fee (USD per annum except where mentioned)
Amritsar College of Engineering Technology, Amritsar
Electronics and Communications Engg
Computer Science and Engineering
Global Institute of Management and Emerging Technologies, Amritsar
Institute of Engineering Technology, Rupnagar
Electronics And Computer Engineering
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