The Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) plans to replicate the process followed by the University of Pune (UoP) of admitting foreign students in order to attract more of them into its fold.
“We plan to introduce a hassle free process of admission for the foreign students‚” said the university&aposs vice-chancellor‚ Vijay Pandharipande.
Pandharipande said the foreign students approaching the university for admission in the next academic year would find a single window documents clearance system in place.
“Till now‚ these students have had to get clearances from the police‚ foreign regional officer and the external affairs ministry. The single window system would make the entire process easier for the foreign students‚” the vice-chancellor said.
The system would even facilitate an easier visa extension process.
The university is also planning to upload detailed information about the documents needed‚ procedures followed and the scholarships available. The students would have to register themselves on the university website‚ submit their admission forms and upload the required documents‚ which would be screened. The university would then get in touch with the students. “The foreign students need not visit the university. They will be informed about the confirmation or rejection of their applications online‚” Pandharipande added.
Bamu also plans to start the admission process earlier than usual. “The admission process often starts late due to the document clearance work. So the online application and administrative work of foreign students will be initiated around February or March so that their academic sessions start on time‚” said Dharurkar‚ who is a member of the committee appointed to suggest changes in the process.
The university had earlier initiated a biometric attendance system for foreign students. It had also made the task of issuing degrees easier. The students are issued degrees as soon as the results are announced. This way‚ they can extend their visas to be present for the convocation.