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Student Born Abroad not Eligible for IIT Entrance

Dec 16, 2014 17:03 IST

    IIT-JEE which is the most prestigious entrance examination for taking admission in various IITs in the country has gave a shocker to many as it has made it clear that only those students who are Indian citizens can take up the examination. Those who are born abroad and doesn’t have an Indian citizenship, though they are living for quite a long time in the country would not be able to take up the examination as per the rules set by the administration. Every year thousands of dreams of students shatter due to the same fact.

    Parents who went overseas for higher education and jobs, got married and their children born in abroad are facing this trouble the most. Although these students come back to India and study for years in the country they didn’t get accountable to apply for higher education in central and state institutes and they are denied opportunities in many accounts. Since the JEE got split in 2014, these students have lost the opportunity to sit for the IIT entrance test completely.

    Students who acquire Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) category  are not eligible to get admission in centrally funded institutes like NITs and IITs and couldn’t go through the JEE examinations. They can only get admitted though the Direct Admission to Students Abroad (DASA) channel by using the SAT 2 scores. But JEE mains remain a dream for these students as they need to be in the top 1.5 lakh candidates to go further.
    The students are hopeful that the officials would look into the matter and consider revising the rules before December 18, so that the students could submit their applications for this year’s JEE (Main). Many students have already applied in abroad universities rather than waiting for the administration to work the situation out.

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