B.S. Abdur Rahman University,
Seethakathi Estate,
Chennai -600048.
Phone :+91-44-22751347,48,50,75

Admission Procedure

Admission Procedure


Advertisements are released in leading newspapers regarding the opening of the admission process to all UG and PG programmes and the same notified on the Institute website.

 Eligibility criteria and fee structure for the various programmes are displayed in the Institute website.

 Candidates can apply online through the Institute website.

       B.Tech. Programmes

  • Admission to B.Tech. Degree Programme is based on the performance of the candidate in Crescent Institute Engineering Entrance Test (CIEAT) conducted all over India and in the qualifying examination.  Candidates having JEE main score 100 and above are exempted from CIEAT.


  • Engineering Entrance Test (CIEAT) is conducted in major cities all over India during the 3and 4th week of April every year.


  • The result of CIEAT is published on the Institute website.


  • Candidates are called for counselling based on their merit in the CIEAT and in the qualifying examination or JEE main score.


  • Selection of the candidate is based on the merit in CIEAT and the qualifying examination with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology.


  • NRI candidates are selected for admission based on their merit in the qualifying examination.


  • Merit scholarships are awarded to meritorious students based on their score in the qualifying examination.




 Selection is through counselling based on the rank secured in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) with a minimum score of 40% in NATA and qualifying examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks with English and Mathematics as subjects of study.




The institute conducts an entrance test to select candidates for admission to B.Des. The selection is based on the merit of the candidate in the entrance test and the qualifying examination.


Integrated Law programmes, B.Pharm., B.C.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.B.A and B.A


Admission of students to the above programmes is based on the merit in the qualifying examination. Candidates should have the minimum score of 60% in the qualifying examination.


M.Tech. Programmes


  • Selection of candidates for admission to M.Tech. Programmes is  based on the merit of the candidates in Entrance Examination conducted by the respective departments or any other Nationally Recognized Entrance Examination.

  • Selection is through counselling based on the rank secured in the Entrance Examination and also their merit in the qualifying examination.


  • Candidates having valid GATE score are admitted directly.




  • To be considered for selection, the student should have either appeared for Management Aptitude Test (MAT), Institute Aptitude Test or any other nationally recognized entrance test. 


  • Selection is based on the combined scores obtained by the candidate in the entrance test, degree marks, group discussion and personal interview.



  • Selection of candidates is based on their performance in the qualifying examinations and Institute MCA Entrance Exam.


M.Sc. Programmes

  • Selection of candidates will be based on their performance in the qualifying examinations and entrance examination.


Research Programmes (Ph.D)


  • Candidates, who satisfy the criteria prescribed by UGC, are called for an entrance test and interview. Selection is based on the previous academic performance and the performance in the entrance test and/or interview.



Categories of International Students 

FOREIGN STUDENTS: Students holding passports issued by foreign countries including People of Indian Origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries are included as foreign students.


PIO and PIO CARD HOLDER (Persons of Indian Origin): A person who or whose any of ancestors was an Indian national and who is presently holding another country's citizenship/nationality i.e. he/she is holding foreign passport. A person registered as PIO card holder under MHA's scheme vide notification No 26011/4/98-F.I dated 19.08.2002 falls into this category.


OVERSEAS CITIZEN OF INDIA (OCI): A person registered as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) under section 7A of Citizenship Act.


NON-RESIDENT INDIAN (NRI): An Indian citizen who is residing outside India and holds an Indian Passport. Only those Non-Resident Indian students who have studied and passed the qualifying examinations from schools or colleges in foreign countries will be included as international students. This will include the students studying in the schools or colleges situated in foreign countries even if affiliated to the Boards of Secondary Education or Universities located in India, but will not include students studying in those schools or colleges (situated in India) and affiliated to the Boards of Secondary Education or Universities of the foreign countries. Students passing the qualifying examinations from Boards or Universities located in foreign countries as external students and dependents of NRI studying in India will not be included as international students.



International candidates can apply directly through international category for admission to all the UG and PG programmes.



International candidates should fulfil the following minimum eligibility criteria to seek admission under the international category.

For International candidates: English as one of the subjects in the qualifying Examination.

Candidates should have completed 12 years of schooling (equivalent to 10+2 system of Indian education) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology as compulsory subjects.  The candidates should have a minimum average of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology.

Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1996 are eligible to apply

For candidates having NRI status, the Sponsorship should be given only by the parent (either father or mother ONLY) living abroad or by the county government. The Sponsorship by relative/friend is not acceptable.




All the international students will require a student visa endorsed by this Institution for joining full-time courses. No other endorsement is acceptable. The visa should be valid for the prescribed duration of the course. A visa is not required for NRI students. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) who possess either OCI (Overseas Indian Citizenship) or PIO card do not require Indian Visa. OCI and PIO card gives them the freedom to visit India without a visa. OCI and PIO cards are a multi-purpose lifelong visa for visiting India. However, those PIOs who do not have PIO or OCI card have to apply for the student visa.

  • NRI candidates should produce Employer Certificate of the sponsor -either Father or Mother.

  • Application form with all details furnished.




  • NRI bank account passbook (front page photocopy)
  • Passport copy of the parent having NRI status.
  • Passport copy of student (except for NRI-S candidates)


EQUIVALENCE CERTIFICATE issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)


NRI STATUS CERTIFICATE in respect of father/mother.



10thStd/12thStd/Degree/Transfer Certificate / Migration Certificate(as applicable to specific courses).




UNDERTAKING duly countersigned by Parent/Guardian.





Admission to various programs will be subject to verification of facts as in the original certificates /documents of the candidates. Management reserves the right to cancel admission if any discrepancy is noted, even at a later point any time after the admission. Such a decision will be final and binding on the candidate.


Admission offered to a candidate who has been provisionally admitted to a programme will stand cancelled if he/she does not submit the relevant documents in original pertaining to admission (such as Mark Sheet, Transfer Certificate, Migration Certificate and Conduct Certificate, etc.) to the concerned Admissions Officer before the stipulated date. An international student who has been granted admission to a particular course shall not be allowed to change the course subsequently.


It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualification for admission. If the candidates furnish mark sheets of the qualifying examination only in grades, the minimum marks pertaining to the grade obtained in the course will be taken into consideration while determining the marks in science subjects.



International students are expected to abide by all the rules of the university. The code of conduct that is applicable to Indian students studying in the same course is applicable to them as well. Smoking and consumption or usage of alcoholic intoxicants whether inside or outside campus will be considered as a severe breach of discipline. Any act within the campus that may violate or spoil the academic atmosphere in the university will not be tolerated. Student found guilty of such offences will be dismissed and sent back to their country without any cost to B.S.Abdur Rahman University


Anti-social and anti-national activities, misbehaviour, violence and unethical activities involving international students will be dealt in accordance with state and central laws that are in force. B.S.Abdur Rahman University will not take any responsibility for any criminal or non-criminal acts committed inside or outside the campus by the international students.



The Institute does not tolerate ragging in any form on the campuses. We strictly comply with the Supreme Court of India order - Curbing Ragging in Educational Institutions. Immediate academic rustication will be the minimum punishment for any form of reported ragging.



The process of examination, grading and award of the degree for international students is the same as that for Indian students.