According to reports from the External Affairs Ministry, Hindu migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh who are now based in India can get direct admission into the MBBS and BE courses from this academic year.
The ministry has been running a self-financing scheme for foreign nationals from developing countries for admission in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) and diplomas in these disciplines in institutions across India.
Now the ministry has decided to include "persecuted religious minority migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan based in India" within the purview of this scheme for admission in MBBS, BDS and BE courses from current academic year, the Ministry said in a statement.
"These applicants are not required to appear in any central entrance examination such as AIPMT or any other entrance examination. The candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit," the official statement said.
For MBBS and BDS courses:
- Candidates should have scored, minimum of 60% marks in physics, chemistry and biology 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination.
- Candidates should also have scored 50% marks in English.
For Engineering Courses:
- Candidates should have scored minimum 60% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics and 50% marks in English.
Candidates who are interested and eligible can apply by August 19,2015 at the Office of Under Secretary (Education), Ministry of External Affairs, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi.