International Student Cell

Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College (SVDC) is an integrated campus spread over 10 acres, housing seven constituent colleges under the umbrella of Sri Venkateshwaraa Group of Institutions (SVGI). The institution has globally acclaimed practices in teaching and learning and plans to offer a cordial welcome to students wishing to join undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Rules framed by University Grants Commission (UGC) and notified in its website will be followed for deciding the eligibility and admissions of International students to Dental courses (BDS, MDS) offered in our institute to deal with admission and guidance of students.

Under University Grants Commission (UGC) Guidelines, International Students will include the following:

  1. Foreign students: Students holding passports issued by any foreign country including people of Indian origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries.
  2. Non-Resident Indians (NRI): 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. The students passing the qualifying examinations from boards or universities located in foreign countries as external students and dependents of NRI’s studying in India will not be included as International Students.


The International Student Cell Committee is constituted with a purpose to take utmost care of International students during their stay, from the time of their admission to the completion of their study and to promote cordial student-student and student-teacher relationship. The committee would work to ensure support and integrate international students in various events of the institution. International Student Cell shall sensitize the newly enrolled international students on the existence, functioning, role of the cell, share with them the mode of contact in case of grievance, and conduct meetings in the presence of the Student Representatives to cater to their grievances.  The International Student Cell will aim to integrate International Students into the college premises and activities without any obstacles.  It will also address the grievance of International students with respect to Academics, Accommodation, Admission, Evaluation or any other issues during their stay.  The Cell will provide the students with information about the local customs, language and civic facilities. Drop boxes have been installed at various places in the campus and hospital to facilitate the students report complaints, grievances as well as their suggestions. International students are provided with contact numbers of the committee members to facilitate 24/7 assistance in case of emergency and encouraged to directly contact the members in case of grievance.