The aspiring and excellent Indian high school is still struggling to get admission into the top-notch engineering institutions in the country. The lack of seats and infrastructure force the talented and dedicated students to look for innovative alternatives, in India and abroad. Rajaram Sukumar looks at the options in Israel…
Israel offers an expedited Student Visa service to admitted Indian students into Israeli academic institutions and ensures a smooth and hassle-free process. Technion Israel Institute of Technology or Technion has a special representative who is regularly in direct contact with the consular visa section at the Embassy of Israel in India which is running a “Study Israel” campaign, promoting study abroad complete degree programs targeting the excellent Indian students.
Technion Israel Institute of Technology or Technion offers excellent students from India a unique opportunity to peruse Technion academic BSc degree in Engineering taught entirely in English (including BSc in Civil Engineering, BSc in Mechanical Engineering, BSc in Biotechnology and Food Engineering, BSc in Chemical Engineering, BSc in Materials Science and Engineering).
Technion, consistently ranked among the world’s top universities (according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking (, is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy. Technion graduates represent 70 percent of the high-tech workforce and established Israel’s industrial infrastructure, reinforced its technological defense capabilities, and pioneered its technology-based enterprises, that has earned the country’s reputation as the world’s Startup Nation (with the highest concentration of high-tech companies anywhere outside the Silicon Valley).
“For those striving talented Indian undergraduate candidates who despite being smart, capable and intelligent are facing a very technical problem which is the scarcity of seats at NIT and IIT, Technion may serve as an undiscovered treasure. Excellent Indian candidates are encouraged to explore the options that Technion is offering them,” says Hannah Anzi Zalis, India Country Representative, Technion
Compared to some of the top U.S., UK and Indian private institutions, Technion offers an easy to follow Entry requirement system demanding a strong background in Math and Science, Standardizes aptitude test: SAT (700 and above in Math), GPA (3.0 and above) / ACT/AST), and English Proficiency: Applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency prior to enrollment. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language may be required to undergo a brief interview to assess their level of English.
Support and Assistance
Technion International trains student guides to assist visiting students with a wide range of questions and issues. The Technion International team also organizes special events, trips and activities open to all international students on campus, that enrich their study experiences in Israel.
Application deadline: 1 June 2019.
The annual tuition fee in the US, UK and other private institutions in India is relatively extremely high. Whereas an average year at a US university would range around minimum USD 60,000 an annual tuition fee at Technion is only USD 15,000. Excellent outstanding students with a proven track record will be eligible for scholarships for their first year and may avail a merit-based scholarship after successfully completing their first year.
Set on a modern campus, Technion is home to a prominent faculty, among them three recent Nobel laureates, and a long list of notable alumni including engineers, scientists, physicians, professors and entrepreneurs. The institute has also been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurial ecosystems and incubator for future successful entrepreneurs.
The growing academic, economic and cultural ties between Israel and India, especially in defence etc., make Technion a perfect study abroad destination for the Indian higher education candidate. A focus on defence and water management make programs like Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering an asset for further developing these ties.
Students at Technion International can expect a rich and rewarding experience on campus. Technion is home to students from all over the world, with a diverse multicultural atmosphere that creates a vibrant, open and welcoming environment on campus.
With restaurants, cafes, banks, shops, a medical clinic, supermarket, school supply shop, Laundromats, easy access to public transportation and student centre within easy reach, the university campus has been named “Technion City.” We know it won’t take long before our city becomes your home away from home.
Hannah Anzi Zalis, India Country Representative, Technion
“For those striving talented Indian undergraduate candidates who despite being smart, capable and intelligent are facing a very technical problem which is the scarcity of seats at NIT and IIT, Technion may serve as an undiscovered treasure. Excellent Indian candidates are encouraged to explore the options that Technion is offering them.”
I have completed 3 years in Israel, studying my Doctoral studies in Technion. There are around 100 Indian students with a majority of them pursuing their postdoc although the number of PhD students is increasing each year. We celebrate Holi and Diwali here in Technion where many local students also participate. Technion arranges the trip around the country for the International students every month. I visit home once-twice a year depending on the duration of stay.
-- Udita Roy, Indian student, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Special Partnership For Indian Students
BSc in Civil Engineering
BSc in Mechanical Engineering
1. $100 non-refundable application fee (approx. INR7000)
2. $500 registration fee (approx. INR 35,000)
All exchange and visiting international students are registered through the Technion Office of Undergraduate Studies. For information about becoming a Technion International student, please contact the Admissions Offices directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Credit Points
Full-time students typically take around 16-20 credits per semester. One academic lecture hour is 50 minutes long.
One weekly lecture hour per semester = one credit point
One weekly tutorial hour per semester = 1/2 credit point
One weekly laboratory hour = 1/3 credit point
Each semester is comprised of 13 weeks of teaching, followed by a 4-week exam period.
Grades are on a percentile scale (0 – 100)Passing grade: 55
Student Probation: average grade under 65 (4.5% of students)
Partner Universities in India
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Active Exchange Opportunity)
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras(Active Exchange Opportunity )
International Institute of Information Technology Pune(Active Exchange Opportunity )
Opportunities in Civil Engineering in India
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
Birla Institute of Technology: Mesra Ranchi
iCreate (International Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
Israeli institution offer one-year (three semesters) or a two year (four semesters) tracks. In case students choose to complete a thesis their tracks are extended for an additional year. The tracks arefull-time, which means it is not advisable to work during the studies.CurriculumIn programs focusing on crops, the studies include courses in horticulture, irrigation and plantsciences. In the animal science program the focus will be on biology.
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