Only Indian Citizens are allowed to appear for the national level Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2015. The aspirants who are not born in the country and seeks admission in IITs and NITs, will not allow to write JEE Main 2015 entrance exam.
Even, if any of the students have been studying in India for few years, they are not permitted to take the admission in state and central institutions.
JEE Main 2015 is the qualifying entrance exam, which is conducted for admission to engineering / technology courses in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs), IIITs, Central Funded Technical Institutions and other state government institutions.
Currently, foreign students under Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) are not allowed to take admission in NITs and IITs through JEE Main. These students can get admission through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA), with their Scholastic Aptitude Test 2 (SAT) scores.
The students without Indian citizenship have been paying a high fee (around nine times the amount paid by Indian students) for studies in state institutes. However, since the JEE was divided into two parts, they have been denied the opportunity to appear for the IIT entrance test.
Many meritorious students, with high scores in SAT, apply for overseas universities or other institutes in India, since the IITs are out of bounds for them, hoping for a change in policy which will allow them the chance to join an IIT.