NRI Quota in Medical Colleges: Eligibility | Admission Process | List of Colleges | Document Required

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  • February 22, 2024
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Dreaming of a medical career is often a journey filled with passion, dedication, and a desire to make a difference in the world. For many aspiring doctors, India stands as a beacon of exceptional medical education, drawing students from around the globe to its esteemed institutions. If you’re an NRI/OCI/POI student with the same dream, navigating the admission process in India is a daunting task. But fret not, for this blog is tailored to help you understand the steps in pursuing your medical aspirations in India.

Students, whether they are Indians or NRI/OCI/POI, must qualify for the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) to get admission to medical courses in India. NEET-UG is the only pre-medical entrance exam that allows students to be admitted to top medical colleges.

Different quotas in NEET allow students to achieve their dream careers. Admission for medical courses for NRI is done through the NRI quota in NEET. Apart from the 15% ALL India Quota (AIQ) and 85% State Quota, universities in India offer admission to NRI students under the 15% NRI quota in the NEET reserved by the Medical Council of India. Both Persons of Indian Origin (POI) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are included in the NRI Quota. They must clear the NEET exam to get admission to their dream medical college.

What is NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Quota?

The NRI (Non-Resident Indian) quota is a reservation system or allocation of seats in medical educational institutions that is specifically for students who hold NRI/OCI/PIO status. The seats are reserved for Indians living abroad but of Indian origin. Such students may have families living abroad for work, business, or other reasons.

Who falls under the NRI Quota?  

A candidate is eligible for the NRI quota in NEET if they meet the following criteria:

  • The aspirant must be of Indian origin and settled in a foreign country.
  • Children of Indian citizens living abroad for business or employment are considered NRIs.
  • Candidates born abroad but whose parents are of Indian descent fall under the NRI category.
  • Candidates who are children of State/Central Government employees staying abroad during the deputation period are considered NRIs.
  • Candidates should be residing abroad and must have the status of an NRI (by living outside the country for 5 years) or an OCI/PIO cardholder.
  • Candidates residing in a foreign country must have completed their 10th and 12th standard exams from the same country to be eligible for the NRI quota in NEET.

Also Read: Questions and Answer/ FAQs by NRI students for NEET Exam

Eligibility Criteria for NRI/OCI/PIO Candidates for NEET Examination:

It is essential to meet the eligibility criteria of any exam before applying for it. NEET UG is the only medical entrance exam that permits NRI students to get admission to medical colleges for undergraduate medical courses. Hence, it becomes crucial to understand the eligibility criteria for the exam. This criterion needs to be fulfilled before applying for the exam. Below are the necessary details to keep in mind.

  • Age Limit: The minimum age to appear in the NEET Exam is 17 years.
  • Educational Qualification: Students applying for NEET must have at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in their class 12 or equivalent exam.
  • Valid Passport Holder: Candidates applying for the NEET exam must have a valid passport.
  • Bonafide NRI Candidates Only: NRI seats in government and private medical colleges under the NRI quota will be allocated only to the Bonafide NRI candidates.
  • NEET Qualified: Candidates wishing to appear at the medical college of India must first clear the NEET exam. The NEET exam is the gateway to admission into medical college.
  • NRI Sponsor Criteria: Candidates applying under the NRI sponsorship must have a real blood relation to the financial supporter, such as the mother, sister, brother, father, aunt or uncle.

Admission to Government / Private Medical Institutes in India:

  • The first step to getting admission into medical college is to appear for the NEET exam. Qualifying in NEET-UG is essential for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc, AH, BSc Nursing, and Life Science courses.
  • To meet the eligibility criteria for NRI quota requirements, you need to attain the minimum cut-off marks and successfully clear the NEET exam. Once you receive the entrance exam results, you must research and identify government medical colleges offering NRI quota seats. You can then register for the counselling process through the MCI website. The seats are allocated based on your NEET score.
  • Colleges usually release a separate application form for NRI quota admissions. You need to fill out the form accurately and provide all the necessary documents, including proof of NRI status, academic records, entrance exam scores, and language proficiency scores.
  • After the counselling process, seats will be allocated based on the merit and availability of seats in the medical colleges.

Documents Required for NRI Quota Admission in India:

  • Nationality Certificate/ Valid Indian Passport
  • Birth Certificate (If not mentioned in the Metric Certificate. It needs to be in English.)
  • 10+2 Mark Sheet / Certificate
  • Aadhar Card/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Driving License
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Passport Size Colour Photographs (total 8 in number)
  • Demand Draft for Payment of Fees

If applicable:

  • Caste Certificate
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate
  • Physical Disability Certificate (PWD)
  • Gap Certificate

NRI Documents:

  • Passport and Visa of Sponsorer
  • Embassy Certificate
  • Sponsorship Affidavit
  • Relationship Affidavit

States that Offer NRI Quota Government / Private Colleges:

1. States that Offer NRI Quota in Government Colleges:

State NRI Quota in Government College
Rajasthan Yes
Haryana Yes
Chandigarh Yes
Goa Yes
Himachal Pradesh Yes
Punjab Yes
Pondicherry Yes

2. States that Offer NRI Quota in Private Colleges:

State NRI Quota in Private College
Kerala Yes
Tamil Nadu Yes
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Yes
Karnataka Yes

List of Top Medical Colleges Offering NRI Quota with Fees:

S. No Name of Institute Fees No of Seats
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi US $75,000 7
2 Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune ₹ 20,00,000 5
3 Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry US $75,000 5
4 Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Tirupati ₹ 25,00,000 23
5 Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati $20,000 23
6 Vinayaka Missions Medical College & Hospital, Karaikal $ 32, 000 (Per Year) 41
7 Sree Siddhartha Medical College (SMC), Tumkur ₹ 40,00,000 19
8 Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Mullana $ 1,60,000 (Complete Course) 22
9 Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha 30
10 Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore $ 1,84,500 (Complete Course) 23
11 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum $ 2,01,500 (Complete Course) 30
12 BVDU Medical College & Hospital, Sangli 23
13 Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi $ 2,50,000 /- (Complete Course) 15
14 Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune 23
15 Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Center, Pune $ 43,500 (Per Year) 38

Note: This is the minimum fee (per year) which is mentioned above, fees may be vary for new session. It is advised to visit the official website of the colleges for complete details.

We have now come to the end of this blog about the NRI Quota in Medical Colleges and other important details for students and parents who are interested in seeking admission to government and private medical institutions in India. While we have made every effort to provide you with all the necessary information, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. We sincerely hope that you found this blog helpful.

Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours!

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    1. No, an NRI can only be applied under the NRI Category, not the General Category. General Category, EWS, OBC, SC, and ST are confined to Indian Nationals appearing for NEET based on constitutional rights. Reservations are not applicable to NRI Candidates. So, if you are an NRI, you should select NRI as your category.

    1. Thank you for reaching out to us!
      As per our understanding, you are a class 11 student with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology as subjects and are preparing for the NEET Exam.
      Prepare well for the NEET Exam, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
      Thank you for connecting with us!

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