The International Students and Scholars Advisory Center (ISSAC)

The International Students and Scholars Advisory Center is responsible for central international student recruitment activities undertaken on behalf of the whole University. We deliver a range of activities aimed at generating inquiries and applications from suitably qualified students around the world and supporting conversion from academic offer to registration. We also provide advice to academic departments on key markets and on good practice in international student recruitment.

The ISSAC is responsible for central international student recruitment activities undertaken on behalf of the whole University. We deliver a range of activities aimed at generating inquiries and applications from suitably qualified students around the world and supporting conversion from academic offer to registration. We also provide advice to academic departments on key markets and on good practice in international student recruitment.

Activities

ISSAC offers a wide variety of unique social, academic and cultural activities throughout the year, to aid international students and scholars settle and make the necessary adjustments to live and study in a new environment.

The Center as the channel for admissions aims to provide prospective international students and scholars as well as their families the requisite information to make informed decisions in the course selection process. The Center collaborates with the academic units as well as departments on recruiting efforts. The Center has been successful at communicating the benefits of attending Jain University, the resources available, and opportunities of being involved in campus life.

The Career Services aims at empowering students to develop, evaluate, and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. Career Services is dedicated to offering comprehensive and relevant career development programming. Services offered to include individual career counseling, workshops, outreach, and professional development workshops, networking opportunities for students and employers to connect in a variety of venues.

The Center advocates, educates, and provides support services for the achievement of women"s equity on campus and within the community at large.

The Center’s Academic Development Cell promotes educational access, retention, and academic excellence for international students and scholars. The Center aims to assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals.

The Financial Aid and Scholarships connect students with the financial resources they need to succeed, provide an effective process to do so, and work with our constituents for the benefit of our institution and community.

The Center aims at recruiting, admitting, orienting, advising, and retaining international students and scholars for Jain University. Apart from increasing the globalization of our campuses to supporting our international students and scholars to share cultures from around the world with our campus community, the Center welcomes and celebrates international students and scholars from different countries who contribute greatly to the diversity of Jain University campuses.

The Registration and Records at the Center provide accurate and professional registration and records services to ensure the integrity of official student records while enforcing the Jain University academic policies.

Visa Requirement

Foreign Nationals desirous of coming into India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa. To study in India it is mandatory for an international student to procure an Indian Student Visa. Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India.

Student Visa Related Information

  • 1. International students who wish to study in India should obtain a Student Visa before traveling to India
  • 2 .Once the student has been issued a confirmed admission letter to study at the University, he/she should immediately apply for a Student Visa
  • 3. The student should apply for a Student Visa before coming to India by contacting the Indian Embassy in his/her home country
  • 4. The Indian Embassy will be able to tell the average turnaround time for a visa application, which may be somewhere between 3 to 8 weeks
  • 5. For more information, an international student should contact the Indian Embassy in his/her home country
  • 6. Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require a visa to enter India. However, citizens of Nepal require a visa when entering India from China
  • 7. A separate visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders

Pre Arrival Information

The following points will give you a quick preview of what all should be taken care of before you look forward to depart their home country:

  • 1. Ensure that you obtain visa from Indian Embassy/ High Commission
  • 2. Also assure that you meet Medical fitness standard before you leave your country
  • 3. Also ensure that you have taken all the required vaccinations (Typhoid Vaccine, Hepatitis Vaccine), to avoid medical complications while you are in India (though it is not mandatory)
  • 4. If there are certain medicines that you are supposed to consume due to any medical reason prescribed by a doctor please carry them along. It is also suggested to carry the prescription of that medicine for any further reference
  • 5. Also ensure that you bring the letter of admission issued by the University
  • 6. Make sure that you carry the originals, copies of your certificates/degrees and 10 passport size photographs
  • 7. Ensure that your fee has been received by the University and you should carry the fee receipt
  • 8. You can carry all your money in form of Travellers Cheques, which can be easily redeemed at the airport as well as a number of foreign exchange offices and banks
  • 9. Keep all the valuables, important documents (Passport, Visa papers) in the Cabin baggage, to avoid the possibility of their getting misplaced during transit
  • 10. Keep all the contact phone numbers handy in case of need
  • 11. The electric standard in India works on 240 V. So, ensure that you have an adapter for your mobile or laptop if it operates on a different voltage in your country. Also the electric sockets are 2 or 3 pin so ensure that you carry a converter in case required

Post Arrival Information

On your arrival in India, there are certain points that you should keep in mind.

Customs Formalities

Foreign students in India are generally required to make an oral baggage declaration of the possession of baggage and foreign currency as soon as they land in India. Under this, they are also required to obtain the Currency Declaration Form from the Customs. The students should also fill in the Disembarkation Card (Arrival card) handed over to them by the airline during the course of the flight.

Registration

All international students must register themselves with the International Office of Jain University.

Admission Formalities

The International Office of the University should be contacted for admission formalities.

Medical Examination and HIV Test

All international students coming to India for studies need to go through a medical test for HIV. The Foreigner"s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) requires this test as a pre-requisite for obtaining the residence permit form.

Registration with FRRO

All International students who have come to study in India need to get themselves in The Foreigner"s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India (not applicable in the case of Bhutanese and Nepalese students). The University’s International Office helps and guides the students in the registration.

Location & Office Hours

  • International Students Admissions Office
  • JGI Knowledge Campus
  • Jayanagar 9th Block, Bangalore-560069
  • P +91 80 46501745
  • E [email protected]