IGCSE - students getting enrolled into Colleges in India- Possible or not ?

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vanisam 2011-03-11 03:41:31


Dear Parents,

I have been reading information about kids who are OCI's (Overseas Citizen of India) , restricted/limited/difficult  in getting enrolled in Indian colleges.Can anyone give us some inputs?

Can an IGCSE student get enrolled into colleges in India?



shailajakaranam 2011-03-23 17:21:34


Hi VaniSam

There isabsolutely  no problem with getting into admissions for higher education in India after completing the IGCSEs. The accepted grades are C and above.

My elder son joined in Engineering first yr after the IGCSEs and A levels.

Hope this helps.




Shreemadhy 2011-03-24 04:09:31




Can you share where your elder son has completed his IGCSE and A level exams?  In which college he is studying now and which subject he has taken in Engineering?. Thank you.


bhavni 2011-03-24 13:38:23



Ckeck out second last article for list of colleges and university ,which accepts CIE students.

List of CIE Affiliation Colleges !


shailajakaranam 2011-03-25 09:35:08


Hi Sreemadhy

My elder one has completed his GCE O'levels and IGCSE from Maldives and younger one did it at one of the International schools in Bagalore and for A levels decided to homeschool as there is no school offering A levels in Hyderabad. He sits the exam through a school in Bangalore as external candidate.

Elder one is now in first year of Computer Science Engineering, having cleared EAMCET last yr. But he is leaving to UK to pursue undergraduate course in Cyber forensics in September.

Younger would be finishing his A levels in Oct/Nov 2011 and later he would prepare for SATs and try for Singapore.

Any more details, pl. drop a mail to my inbox and I will reply.




vanisam 2011-03-29 01:32:38


Hi Shailaja,

Thanks for the information. The College admissions was it thru' regular quota or NRI quoto. Appreciate your response.

Thanks in advance.





shailajakaranam 2011-04-01 19:05:32


Hi Vani,

You can approach the colleges directly. NRI/foreigner quota.




vanisam 2011-04-01 20:12:47


Hi Shailaja,





tumpachatterjee 2012-07-11 10:42:21


 IGCSE/O level/A level exams happen in June and November not at the same time as CBSE and ICSE. So do A Level students loose a year to when take admission to colleges in India?

Thanks and regards.




preetyslim 2013-04-13 19:59:22


pamela, for igcse 9th and 10th standard is total one and half year..

the igcse student exams gets over early then other cbse and icse.. fo rsix months igcse kid can continue with  the school as they teach them personality development and other things .. so do not worry..


Naffy 2013-05-27 16:05:49


Hi Shailajakarnam,

I am planning to put my kids in IGCSE board. but confused by so many reviews that read that it is tough or almost not possible to enter professional courses like MBBS or BE in india. How far this is true? Pls. throw some light on this.


Naffy 2013-05-27 16:07:32


btw, am a resident indian and hence cant avail NRI/Foreigner quota.


supadupashake 2013-08-07 13:24:37


 Hi Shailaja,

Can you share your experience with getting your son admitted in Singapore. I intend to have my son join NUS or NTS in Singapore once he finshes his A Level.




sandhy 2013-08-08 12:10:09


hi Shailaja,


Can You please let me know if OCI students has to go through NRI quota with different fee structure?? If student takes entrance tests after IGCSE, are they allowed to go through Grovernment quota? We have OCI status and planning to return to India next month.  Please advice.




FairyMom 2015-04-06 14:56:03


Hi Shailaja
Its nice to find you on parent tree.  I think I met you once in Jubilee hills,  you were hosting private classes for IGCSE students right.
My son completed his fast track IGCSE (1yr) at Jain in Hyd and he scored excellent grades n completed 9 subjects.  You gave me some suggestions in 2013.  Right now he is doing As levels in Bangalore.
My son is resident of Singapore and I am planning to apply to NUS and NTU next year.  Did your son manage to get into Singapore University?  Please provide some guidance on applications.  I think their requirement is SAT and 3 SAT subject tests right
Please mail me with any information you have  madhubindu.b@gmail.com


hindustani1 2015-06-28 01:27:20


Hi, can someone guide me.

my daughter has finished 9th standard ICSE board in 2015.I want to her to study year 11 in IGCSE course in Europe.

It will be a problem if later she comes back to India after completing year 11 and 12,to take admission in 12th standard?



jayni 2015-07-12 22:55:46


Hi shailaja and fairymom, My son is in 8 grade and would like to join NUS. SO please guide me for the admission process, exam to be undertaken and specific site for more information. Thanks

MrTSK 2019-11-21 23:22:42


Hi Naffy, Have you got any info on it.. I am in same situation with same questions in mind now.. Your response is much appreciated


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