No. In order to explore various options to study in India, he/she can apply for provisional Student Visa of 6 months duration from Indian Mission abroad and if he/she gets confirmed admission while in India, then he/she can apply for a Student Visa by visiting the local FRRO/FRO along with all the necessary documents.
Yes, they can, provided they show documents confirming their admission to a course in a reputed/recognized institute in India.
The maximum duration of a student visa is 5 years or the duration of the course whichever is earlier. Students may apply for extension by visiting the FRROs or the office of Superintendent of Police.
All students having a valid Indian visa of more than 180 days must obtain a residential permit from the local Foreigner Registration Office (FRO) as per Indian immigration law.
Student can take only one course.
Students do not require approval/NOC from MHRD for admission to diploma/degree/post-graduate degree in Architecture & Town Planning, Engineering and Technology, MBA, Pharmacy, Applied Arts, Hotel Management & Catering Technology and MCA. However, NOC from the Ministry of Health is required for admission to courses in medical or para-military courses.
Yes, he/she must provide the concerned university/institute permits as proof to the local FRRO/FRO.
Students may apply for extension by visiting the local FRRO or the office of Superintendent of Police with Bonafede certificate, proof of adequate financial standing etc.