Also, as part of the Union Home Ministry's 'Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking' (IVFRT) project, the government is aiming to facilitate the stay as well as security of foreigners in India.
As an objective towards this aim, a central database of foreign students in India, Foreign students Information system (FSIS), is being created to '' monitor their activities/performances while studying in various educational institutions in India".
This project FSIS requires every institutions that admits foreign students to ensure that they register online with the FRRO. The institute is required to provide information about the students every three months. The institute is required to provide information about the students every three months. In case of any one opting for a change in course, their examination/assessment results, as well as instances of doubtful/bad conduct if any.
The HRDM (Human Resource Development Ministry) has already written to institutes in order to get on board the FSIS module, and the project has begun rolling out in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Kolkata, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow and Goa.
As per the data collected by the HRD Ministry for all-India higher education survey earlier this year showed over 20,000 foreign students currently enrolled in India. While most of them are from Nepal, there are students from Afghanistan and South Africa in quite large numbers.