The HRD minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, inaugurated a common portal for admission to IITs and IISc for international applicants at the IIT Council Meeting on 27 September 2019
India’s premier science and technology institutes have combined forces to make it easier for foreign nationals, including OCI/PIO card holders, to apply to more than 600 Masters and Ph.D. degree programs in science and engineering at their institutes.
International applicants aspiring to study post-graduate programs in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) now have a single portal where they can apply for admission for the academic year starting July 2020. The international applicant portal (https://intapp.iitb.ac.in) provides a convenient interface to view and apply to multiple programs simultaneously. Applicants will be informed of their selection through the portal, and they can accept anyone offer and proceed with the other formalities of entry into the country and admission process at the chosen institute.
Students hailing from SAARC countries benefit from a lower tuition fee as compared to other international students. Together with the convenience of application, scholarships, and hostel accommodation, the institutes expect to see a jump in the number of international students on their campuses.
The common application portal was conceived and developed by IIT Bombay, in consultation with the IITs-IISc GATE committee.