Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University will have a separate hostel for international students – The New Indian Express


NEW DELHI: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is providing a separate hostel for international students for their convenience, University Vice Chancellor Mahesh Verma said on Monday.

He said the decision was taken in view of the increase in admissions of international students to colleges affiliated with the university.

At present, more than 100 international students, mainly from Nepal, Bhutan, and Gulf countries and Africa, are enrolled in the university and its affiliated colleges.

Their numbers are growing every year, Verma said after releasing a separate admissions brochure for international students for the 2022-23 academic year.

The university’s registrar, Shailendra Singh Parihar, said there are so many attributes of the university that attract international students.

The university has a plethora of academic programs, it has a geographical advantage due to proximity to Delhi airport, it has 15% more seats in various programs for international students, Parihar said, as mentioned some of the attributes of the university.

Vijita Singh Aggarwal, Director of International Affairs, said that 15% of the additional places from the sanctioned admission of various programs in the schools and specialized centers of the university, except for the School of Architecture and planning, are reserved for international students.

International students wishing to apply to the university can download the application form from

The deadline for submitting online and offline application forms is June 30.

The university has stated that during admissions, first preference will be given to candidates applying through the ICCR scholarship.

The remaining seats will be filled by other international candidates on the basis of merit in the qualifying examinations.

BAMS, BHMS and B.Sc Yoga programs available at affiliated institutes of the university are reserved for ICCR sponsored candidates.

“English proficiency test scores from TOEFL or IELTS are required to apply through this route, however, applicants from Nepal and Tibet are exempt,” the university said.

Linda G. Ibarra