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Srishti Selection Protocols for International Applicants

Admission to courses offered by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Srishti / Institute) is in accordance with rules, procedures and guidelines set down under the Srishti Selection Protocols 2017.

1. Full-Time Degree Program

2. Exchange Program


1. Full-Time Degree Program

Admission to any course at a given level to Srishti comprises the following:

  1. Submission of the Eligibility Assessment Form.
  2. Submission of the Application Forms for a chosen course and level of study.
  3. Successful completion of the Online Srishti Entrance and Aptitude Test (e.SEAT) for the Undergraduate/Postgraduate levels of study.
  4. Portfolio Review and Interview (via video-conference)

The Selection to a course of study at Srishti is subject to the following protocols:


1.1. Protocol: Nationality

Admission to all courses at all levels in Srishti is open to all nationals (Indian/International).

The diagram below shows the process of admission for international applicants under different categories.


1.2. Protocol: Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English and all applicants are required to prove their proficiency in English prior to admission.


1.3. Protocol: Eligibility

  1. Academic Eligibility: Candidates seeking admission must submit the Eligibility Assessment Form and provide attested copies of previous degrees and/or diplomas together with the detailed academic transcripts.
    1. Undergraduate programs: proof of successful graduation from a secondary school or an equivalent (IB, AICE, A level etc.)
    2. Postgraduate programs: proof of successful completion of an undergraduate program in relevant fields.
  1. Language Proficiency: Candidates (from schools/colleges where English is not the medium of Instruction) must submit an attested copy of any one of the following
    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the score of: 85-90 or higher
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the score of 7.0 or higher
    3. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).

    Tests scores more than two years old will not be accepted for consideration.


1.4. Protocol: Age of Candidate

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs

Srishti encourages applications from applicants between the ages of 19 and 35 for its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

  1. In the case of mature candidates applying to an undergraduate program, we would request them to consider that the average age of the class is between 19 and 25. The applicant must feel comfortable sitting beside and working alongside peers who are of this age group. It is our advice that candidates above 30 years of age consider this before sending in an application.
  2. In the case of mature candidates applying to a postgraduate program, we would request them to consider that the average age of the class is between 25 and 35. The applicant must feel comfortable sitting beside and working alongside peers who are of this age group. It is our advice that candidates above 35 years of age consider this before sending in an application.

Postgraduate Professional Practice

  1. In the case of mature candidates who apply for the Postgraduate Program in Professional Practice, we request them to furnish the details of their age and workplace commitments so that a case-by-case analysis will be undertaken during the admission counselling and interview.


1.5. Protocol: Responsibility for Information and Right to Cancel

  1. Srishti reserves the right to update and change the eligibility criteria for each course and level, and each applicant must take personal responsibility to check for compliance prior to submitting the application form.
  2. The responsibility for correct and accurate information with the inclusion of the necessary documents of proof lies solely with the applicant. Srishti has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is not true and is/or misleading.


1.6. Protocol: Application

  1. All candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be informed by email and will be able to proceed with the application.
    1. Eligibility is determined by the International Centre at the University of Mysore.
    2. This process may take up to three months. Candidates are therefore requested to give themselves a window of three to six months for successful completion of admission protocols.
    3. The application for eligibility determination will require payment of a fee to the University of Mysore and this information will be posted on the website.
  2. Application forms for the academic year of admissions will be uploaded on the Srishti Admissions webpage on or before November 1 of the year preceding the academic admission year. These forms (which are in 2 parts) must be downloaded, duly filled in and mailed to the address given on the form and on the website.
  3. An applicant may apply for more than one course or programme of study at a given level and in a given academic year.
  4. All application forms must be accompanied by the required documents along with a demand draft/bank order/online transfer that covers the application fee.
  5. The last date for the receipt of the relevant application forms for the academic year will be given on the form and also on the website. Any changes or extensions of the last date will be notified on the website. All applicants are advised to regularly check the admissions page and noticeboard for updates. Srishti will not be held responsible and/or liable if the applicant has failed to update herself / himself regarding the changes notified on the Srishti website.


1.7. Protocol: Rounds

  1. A “Round” represents a specific timeframe comprising a set of published dates and times, within which a candidate may apply.
  2. An applicant may apply only in one round in one academic year.


1.8. Protocol: e.SEAT 2017

  1. Applicants seeking admission to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels will undertake an online test, similar in duration and ability/aptitude to our written entrance tests.
    1. The online test will take place on our learning management system called Blackboard.
    2. Applicants from different regions may or may not be given timeslots that suit their own time zones. This decision will be at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Srishti Selection Committee for that year and will depend on a range of factors.
  2. Each round in the e.SEAT 2017 has different question papers, but with the same number of questions, same total marks and with identical difficulty levels, which are moderated for consistency and parity.
  3. Appearing in e.SEAT 2017 or being named on a published waiting list neither guarantees nor provides automatic entitlement to admission.
  4. The e.SEAT 2017 score is valid only for admission in the academic year 2017-2018.
  5. In all matters concerning the results of e.SEAT 2017 the decision of the Chairperson, Srishti Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the applicants.
  6. Srishti, Bangalore, is the organizing institute and has the overall responsibility of conducting e.SEAT 2017. In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of e.SEAT 2017, it is hereby made clear that Srishti, Bangalore shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.


1.9. Protocol: e.SEAT 2017 –Testing Procedures and Process

Srishti has a uniquely defined learning approach and pedagogy. It is of critical importance that applicants who aspire to join Srishti have the necessary capabilities, aptitude and attitude to undertake study in interdisciplinary programmes. This requires that candidates possess both agency and ability to self-manage their own learning.

The e.SEAT 2017 is a new and revised set of procedures and processes that will evaluate an applicant’s readiness, capability and aptitude for the above. This process comprises three parts or testing processes. They are:

  1. A written test of between 2 to 3 hours in duration which will be held in different centres as per the published schedule. This is referred to in all our forms and other means of communication as Test 1.
  2. Applicants who have succesfully completed Test 1 will be invited to an aptitude test, to discover the strengths and abilities of applicant vis a vis the particular specialisation or program they have applied for. This is referred to as Test 2 and this test could either be only written, or part-written and part-practical, depending on the nature of the course and program of study. Information on the nature of Test 2 will be provided at the time of announcement of Test 1 results.
  3. A portfolio review and counselling session, which will be organised via videoconference, will follow Test 2. This session, which is conversational in style, is referred to as Test 3 in the admissions process. Announcement of any specific requirements of the portfolio and any compulsory or mandatory submissions will be made at the time of the announcement of the Test 1 results.


1.10. Protocol: Admission Results and Registration

  1. The results of the Srishti Selection Process will be announced via the Srishti Online Admissions Portal and/or through email.
  2. The offer letter will be sent to the selected candidates, who will be expected to submit a letter of acceptance within the stipulated time period. After that applicants will receive the official letter of admission (which is required for the immigration procedure).
  3. After the last date for registration in each round the vacant seat/s will be allocated to the next waitlisted candidate/s.


1.11. Protocol: Payment of Fee and Administrative Procedure

Payment of the full fees with registration, refundable deposit and all other fees and deposits as published in the fee schedule must be done within the stipulated period.


1.12. Protocol: Immigration Process

  1. Visa:
    1. Once the official acceptance letter from Srishti/University of Mysore is received, all foreign candidates must apply for a student visa at the nearest Indian embassy or consulate.
    2. Exact visa pre-requisites and processing time, must be checked with the Indian consulate or embassy of the respective country since the list of requirements may vary.
    3. Srishti cannot guarantee a visa approval. Visa approvals are left to the discretion of the Indian consulates in the applicants’ respective countries. Srishti is not responsible for a student visa rejection.


  2. Residential Permit
    1. Upon arrival in India, applicants must provide all requested information to the immigration authorities through the Foreign Students Information System and obtain a unique student identification number (FSIS). This number is essential for registration with the Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO).
    2. All international applicants who arrive in India on a student visa must register at the Foreign Regional Registration Office and complete the C Form and any other relevant documentation required for Foreigners residing in India.
    3. Registration with the Foreign Regional Registration Office must be done within 14 days of arrival; otherwise students will be expected to pay a fine.
    4. Once the Registration Permit is obtained, it will govern the period of stay and visa status of the student.
    5. Srishti is not responsible for any additional restrictions or regulations imposed by the Foreign Regional Registration Office.


1.13. Protocol: Special Needs

Srishti has an affirmative and inclusive philosophy with regard to diversity and the differently-abled, among its student community. Admission of students who have special needs is based on the following:

Declaration of being differently-abled under the following categories

  1. Health and Wellbeing
    1. Including asthma, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, and other similar diseases
    2. Including anxiety, depression, bi-polar, anorexia, eating disorder and other such manageable disorders
  2. Physical
    1. Loss of speech, sight or hearing
    2. Loss of mobility because of impairment / lost limbs
  3. Learning needs
    1. Including dyslexia, ADHD, ADD and other such specific needs



2. Exchange Program

Every semester Srishti admits from 10 to 20 international applicants from international partner universities into the exchange program. The process is governed by individual Agreements or Memorandums of Understanding that have been signed by Srishti and the partner international university. Both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants are eligible for the program, the minimum duration of which is one semester and the maximum may not exceed one academic year.


2.1. Protocol: Application

  1. A written nomination must be sent to the Srishti International Office from the international office of the partner university, indicating the choice of program along with the application form, applicant’s portfolio and a letter of intent.
  2. All above mentioned documents will be scrutinised by the Srishti Selection Committee upon which acceptance or rejection will be communicated in written form to the candidate. Srishti reserves the right of admission.
  3. Candidates selected for the participation in the exchange program will be sent an official letter of acceptance (required for the immigration procedure).
  4. Only nominations sent within the indicated period will be considered for the selection.
  5. The application deadline is as follows:
    1. For studies during the Odd Semester (semester 1): 15th of May.
    2. For studies during the Even Semester (semester 2): 31st of October.


2.2. Protocol: Immigration Process

  1. Visa:
    1. Once the official acceptance letter from Srishti/University of Mysore is received, all foreign candidates must apply for a student visa at the nearest Indian embassy or consulate.
    2. Exact visa pre-requisites and processing time, must be checked with the Indian consulate or embassy of the respective country since the list of requirements may vary.
    3. Srishti cannot guarantee a visa approval. Visa approvals are left to the discretion of the Indian consulates in the applicants’ respective countries. Srishti is not responsible for a student visa rejection.


  2. Residential Permit
    1. Upon arrival in India, applicants must provide all requested information to the immigration authorities through the Foreign Students Information System and obtain a unique student identification number (FSIS). This number is essential for registration with the Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO).
    2. All international applicants who arrive in India on a student visa must register at the Foreign Regional Registration Office and complete the C Form and any other relevant documentation required for Foreigners residing in India.
    3. Registration with the Foreign Regional Registration Office must be done within 14 days of arrival; otherwise students will be expected to pay a fine.
    4. Once the Registration Permit is obtained, it will govern the period of stay and visa status of the student.
    5. Srishti is not responsible for any additional restrictions or regulations imposed by the Foreign Regional Registration Office.


2.3. Protocol: Special Needs

Srishti has an affirmative and inclusive philosophy with regard to diversity and the differently-abled, among its student community. Admission of students who have special needs is based on the following:

Declaration of being differently-abled under the following categories

  1. Health and Wellbeing
    1. Including asthma, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, and other similar diseases
    2. Including anxiety, depression, bi-polar, anorexia, eating disorder and other such manageable disorders
  2. Physical
    1. Loss of speech, sight or hearing
    2. Loss of mobility because of impairment / lost limbs
  3. Learning needs
    1. Including dyslexia, ADHD, ADD and other such specific needs

While Srishti’s policy on inclusion and diversity allows applicants with varied needs to join the institute, the admission letter to the applicant will state clearly the help and assistance that Srishti can provide. It will not be possible to cater to the specific needs of all applicants and admission will be based on the infrastructure (both soft and hard) currently available within Srishti that will enable the applicant to function and work alongside others as equals.



Revised on : 11 February 2017
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