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  • I.K. GUJRAL PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, JALANDHAR
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VISA /FRRO FAQS

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JOINING RELATED FAQS

 Qus. I have got my Acceptance Letter, what should I do now?

You should immediately apply for Indian student visa, for complete details

 Qus. I have got my visa but I dont know when will my classes be starting and when should I report to the university to join my programme?

The session would be starting from 2nd or 3rd week of July and we suggest that you should report as per the reporting schedule or 2 – 3 days in advance. It is strongly suggested that you should not report before your reporting schedule, in case you land too earlier than the reporting schedule, you would not be able to complete your joining process, as you would also need to complete your FRRO registration within 14 days of your arrival in India.

Qus. What is the significant to attend Induction programme that commences in the university during reporting?

IKGPTU welcomes you as a new member of IKGPTU family and wishes that you should get the complete information about your University, its education system, examination system, policies, disciplines etc. right at the time of your joining. We strongly recommend that you should definitely attend the induction programme.

Qus. I have not yet booked my room in university hostel/ Apartment as I am not sure that where should I stay inside campus accommodations or outside?

 At IKGPTU, most of the students prefer to stay inside university campus and they book their rooms much earlier, therefore, we suggest that you should book your hostel in advance at the time of getting your Acceptance Letter. You should book room as per your preference at the earliest as we do not want that due to any delay you miss the room of your choice.

Qus. What are the documents that I need to bring when I first join the university?

You need to bring: -

·         Valid Passport (Minimum Validity should be at-least for the full duration of the program)

·         Letter of admission issued by the University (Should carry this in the hand luggage as will be required at the airport for the immigration purpose).

·         Should carry the Yellow Fever Injection Card and Polio Drop Certification if you are travelling from Africa. (Should carry this in the hand luggage as will be required at the airport for the immigration purpose).

·         Make sure that you carry the originals, copies of your certificates/degrees and 10 passport size photographs.

·         Ensure that you obtain visa from Indian Embassy/ High Commission stamped on the name of I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University.

·         Residence proof issued by the government which clearly defines your address in English. In case the same is not available then please get the attested residential proof in English.

·         International Medical Insurance (valid in India) for the complete duration of the program, also assures that you are medically fit to pursue the course before you leave your country.

·         Ensure that your fee has been received by the University and you should carry the fee receipt and the proof of transfer.

 

Qus. What are the documents that I should carry when I land that is needed to be handy for the immigration purpose at the airport?

 You should have following handy:

·         Passport

·         Offer Letter and Acceptance Letter issued by the university

·         Yellow Fewer card (If travelling from Africa)

·         Polio Drop certificate (If travelling from Africa)

 

Qus. How to reach IKGPTU and Which is the nearest airport to the university campus.?

There are five airports available around IKGPTU and many of the international flights are available to New Delhi from most of the origin countries.

From New Delhi: - It is very convenient to travel from New Delhi to Jalandhar City and IKGPTU campus. There are number of Bus services that ply from New Delhi airport itself to Jalandhar.

From Chandigarh / Amritsar/ Adampur / Ludhiana: - Alternatively, student can take a connecting flight from New Delhi airport to Amritsar/Chandigarh/ Adampur/ Ludhiana airport as well. There are many public and private transport options are available from these airports.

Location

Airport Name

Distance from IKGPTU

Travel time to campus by road (Approx.)

New Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport

400 KMs

8 Hours

Chandigarh

Chandigarh Airport

190 KMs

3 and Half Hours

Amritsar

Sri Guru Ram DassJee International

70 KMs

2 Hours

Ludhiana

Ludhiana Airport

70 KMs

2 Hours

Adampur

Adampur Civil Airport

40 KMs

45 Minutes

 Qus. What is the temperature or weather condition in the city where IKGPTU is located?

Temperature in Kapurthala/Jalandhar ranges between 35 – 45 degree Celsius during summers and 5 – 20 degree Celsius during winters. Here the winter season starts around November so the warm material (blankets, quilts, woollen, warm clothes etc.) must be brought accordingly.

 Qus. Would I need to get the medical insurance even before joining the university?

Yes, it is strongly advisable to get your medical insurance for the complete duration of the program.

Qus. What currency is acceptable in India and if I have to get it exchanged in what currency should I bring money. Is there any money exchange point near the university or inside the university?

In India the currency being used is Indian National Rupee (INR). You can carry all your money in form of Travellers Cheques, which can be easily redeemed at the airport as well as a number of foreign exchange offices and banks. If you want to bring some cash, then please bring in the USD or Euros as these are acceptable currencies.

 

Qus. How will I get Indian mobile sim?

You can purchase the Indian Mobile sim right near from University campus at the time of your reporting at the University. There are several help desks available to guide students on their requirements.

 

Qus. I have made the provisional fee payment and when should I pay my balance fee? Should I pay it in instalments?

In case you have not yet submitted your complete Tuition and Accommodation fee, kindly submit it before reporting at the university and send us the payment transfer proof so that all the submitted fee should be updated on time. You should also carry the payment transfer proofs along with you. You will not be allowed to start your classes until the complete semester Tuition fee and annual fee for accommodation is paid.

 

Qus. Does the university campus have ATMs and if the international debit/credit cards are accepted in India and campus?

Yes, there is an ATM within in the university campus which accepts the VISA, MasterCard and Maestro powered cards. Though there are regulation to withdraw amount up to certain limit only on daily basis.

 

Qus. Do I have to get some money exchanged at the airport for my journey in the university campus and for my initial days?

Yes, it is advisable that before you are out of the airport you should get some money exchanged at the airport to Indian currency. Not every shop in India or taxi service will accept credit/debit cards thus you should have some India currency on you as you leave the airport.

 

Qus. Further if I want to pay my fees can I pay it using the online transfer or at the university campus.

Yes, IKGPTU strongly advises that all the payment should be made online.