Step-wise admission procedure

The admission of International students is done in two stages:

  • Provisional Admission
  • Final Admission

Provisional Admission

International students can apply for provisional admission into the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes from 1st January to 31st May of every year, for the academic year commencing from 1st July 2016. Students should download the Admission Application Form and the Prospectus (free of cost) from

Step 1: International students must fill up the provisional admission application form and submit it, along with the copies of certificates and the application/registration fees to the Dean, International Relations. This should be done well in time so that the student is able to obtain the visa before the due date of admission.

The enclosures to the application must comprise:
  • Two certified copies of the marks sheet of the qualifying examinations (certified translated version in English)
  • Two certified copies of the Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination (Certified translated version in English)
  • A copy of the syllabus/curriculum of their respective qualified UG / PG Degree (Certified translated version in English)
  • Two copies of the passport of the student.
  • A non-refundable Demand Draft towards registration fee drawn in favour of the "Registrar, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam,Tirupati-2(AP) payable at Tirupati.

Step 2: After scrutiny of the application for eligibility, the University will issue a provisional admission letter and the student must obtain a "student visa" endorsed to Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam from Indian Embassy /Consulate. Admissions cannot be confirmed without a valid visa.

No objection Certificate:

Students no longer require a No objection Certificate, for joining professional courses. (This has been withdrawn by the Government of India vide letter No. F. No. 33-17/2002 - U. 4 dated 20th August 2004).

Security Clearance:

However, all International students wishing to undertake any research work or join a Ph.D. or M.Phil. programmes will have to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the approval of Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India and this must be on the Research Visa endorsed to this University.

Final admission

Step 3: After obtaining the Visa endorsed to Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, the student must apply for final admission, to the Dean, International Relations , Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Step 4: Once the international student has reported to the Dean of International Relations, and all the certificates have been verified, appropriate visa has been received and tuition fee has been paid in full, then the student’sadmission will be finalized and the seat will be allotted. If the candidate fails to comply with any of these mandatory documentations, the admission will be cancelled. International students must bring all the original certificates of qualifying examinations while reporting for final admission. The original certificates will be returned to the students immediately after making an endorsement to this effect.

Step 5: All the International Students must undergo the medical examination and get the medical fitness certificate. As per government rules, all international students entering India on Student Visa have to undergo test for HIV. All international students will be required to pay medical fees of US $ 100. It is mandatory for all the international students to take health and travel insurance for the study period and produce the same at the time of admission.

Step 6: International students, whose qualifying examination is not in the English medium, must appear at the proficiency test in English as decided by the University.

Step 7: Within a week of arrival in India register their names with the Police in the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) of the local Police Station.

Step 8: International students who are studying for full time courses in any other institution can be given admission into part time / Correspondence courses only if they hold a valid visa for the duration of the part time course. A separate visa is not required. They will have to pay the fees as applicable. Such students must approach the Dean, International Relations for getting admission into Part-time / Correspondence courses, if they meet the prescribed eligibility qualifications.