About Us

CMR University, Bengaluru, is featured amongst India’s largest higher education conglomerates. The University, over the years, has nurtured students from more than 60 countries and ensured contribution to societies all over the world. The campuses of the University are a melting pot of cultures from across the globe. Currently, students from over 25 countries are pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, postgraduate diploma, and certificate programmes. To facilitate hassle-free student experiences and to complement the University in its mission of empowering students to become global thought leaders, the University has a specialized Office for International Admissions.
The Office of International Admissions works in line with the vision of “Nurturing creative thinkers to drive positive global change”, assisting international students with admissions, educational visas, accommodation, immigration, and other information vital for their academic study at the University.

Alongside academics, international students at CMR University can also look forward to facilities such as:

  • State-of-the-art campus
  • Technology-based learning modules
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Digital Library
  • Secure accommodation
  • Separate hostel for male and female students
  • Student Counselling Centre
  • On-campus Student Clubs
  • Career Development Bureau
  • Entrepreneurship Cell
  • Incubation Centre
  • Dedicated Sports facilities.

Arriving in Bengaluru

With Bengaluru being a global city and a melting point of cultures from across the world, it is highly likely that you will meet people from your country here. Before you pack your bags to leave for Bengaluru, please check out the below essential pointers that will help you adapt to the new life ahead:

    • Life in Bengaluru – Bengaluru, formerly called Bangalore, is the capital city of the state of Karnataka and the third-largest city in India. Bengaluru is also known as the Silicon Valley of India and is a preferred destination for higher education. Being a bustling metropolis, Bengaluru attracts thousands of expats every year. People of Bengaluru are generally welcoming and friendly which has led to the city gaining global recognition. Kannada and English are the widely spoken languages in Bengaluru. Visitors will find a host of multi-cuisine restaurants catering to almost all taste buds across the world. The city is also renowned for its salubrious climate throughout the year. Various Fortune-500 companies across the globe have research centres in Bengaluru. The city is also known for its Information Technology (I.T) parks that employ thousands of people. Premier research institutes in India such as the Indian Institute of Science, and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B) are located here. The city is also known as a Startup Hub in India due to the presence of some of the biggest startups that have revolutionized the Indian service sector.


  • Kalyan Nagar – CMR University is located in Kalyan Nagar which is a neighborhood in the Northeast suburbs of Bengaluru. Kalyan Nagar is known as the “Global Village” of Bengaluru as a large number of foreign students prefer the locality due to the presence of world-renowned educational institutions. Kalyan Nagar has eateries catering to almost all tastes from across the world. The locals are welcoming and ready to assist with any vital information.

Safety & Security

The CMR University campus is ragging-free and inclusive. The campuses of the University are a melting pot of cultures from across the globe. Currently, students from over 25 countries are pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, postgraduate diploma, and certificate programmes. The campuses and the hostels of the University are also manned by armed security personnel who are on-duty 24-hours. The locales are also inclusive and appreciate cultural diversity.


Applying at CMR University

The below category of international students can apply to the various programmes offered at CMR University:

  • Foreign Nationals
  • Residents of SAARC countries
  • NRI students
  • Children of parents of Indian origin residing abroad.

Academics at CMR University

School of Architecture

B.Arch. | Bachelor of Architecture

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School of Design

School of Engineering and Technology

B.Tech. | Electronics and Communication Engineering

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B.Tech. CSE | Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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MBA | Dual Specialization(Finance/Marketing/HR/Digital Marketing/Supply Chain Management/Business Analytics)

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School of Legal Studies

School of Management

B.B.A. | Bachelor of Business Administration – Bagalur Campus

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MBA | Dual Specialization – Finance/Marketing/HR/ Digital Marketing/Supply Chain Management/ Business Analytics

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School of Economics and Commerce

B.Com | Bachelor of Commerce – Bagalur Campus

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B.Com (IAF) | International Accounting & Finance

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

B.A. – English, Journalism with Psychology,/Sociology/Performing Arts

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School of Science Studies

BCA (General) | Bachelor of Computer Applications

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School of Education

Admissions Procedure

  • Visit
  • Verify your eligibility criteria at
  • Fill the Application Form, and upload the required academic certificates/documents, complete payment of the requisite application fee.
  • Fulfill the Eligibility Criteria (AIU Equivalency Certificate to be obtained in case required) and receive an Admission Offer letter with the fee structure and Bank Account Details.
  • Students having qualified from foreign universities/boards recognized as equivalent by the ‘Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission. You would have to produce your AIU Equivalence Certificate at the time of admission. To apply for the AIU Equivalence Certificate, you would need to produce the following documents:
    For Bachelor’s Degree

    • Grade 10 Certificate/ Marks sheet
    • Grade 12th Certificate / Marks sheet
  • For Post Graduate Degree
    • Grade 10 Certificate/ Marks sheet
    • Grade 12th Certificate / Marks sheet
    • Copy of Bachelor Degree Transcript
    • Copy of Bachelor Degree Certificate
    • Passport Copy
    • In case you are applying for the Equivalence Certificate directly, you could visit-
    • Pay the requisite fees for seat blocking/registration after which you will be issued the Provisional Admissions and Student Visa letters.
    • Visit the campus and submit your original documents and complete payment of the remaining fee amount for admissions to the first year.
    • Start attending classes.
    • Do not forget to register yourself with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of your arrival in India to obtain your residence permit.

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Student Life

The University has set up a dedicated Office of Student Affairs (OSA) that offers Learning, and Development activities for students alongside academics. Know more about our add-on student-centric initiatives here.

Student Life


Residence Options

CMR University offers in-campus hostel accommodation options that are customized as per the requirements of foreign students. These “student quarters”, separate for both boy and girl students, are managed by an exclusive Campus House that also focuses on introducing newer facilities for students based on feedback.

Types of hostel accommodation available for international students

Students preferring accommodation at the hostels of CMR University can choose from the following accommodation types, as per their needs and budget:

  • Single Occupancy
  • Double Occupancy
  • Triple Occupancy
  • Four sharing occupancy

Facilities at the Hostels

The hostels at CMR University are well equipped with the latest amenities. These include:

    • Well-lit and ventilated rooms
    • Semi-furnished rooms
    • Student-friendly wardens
    • High-Speed Wi-Fi connectivity
    • CCTV cameras
    • TV with cable connection
    • 24 hrs. power backup
    • Biometrics for students’ attendance
    • Hostel management application – Students are mandated to download the app
    • 24/7 security on campus
    • Hi-tech kitchen with modern equipment
    • Provision of RO water for drinking
    • Fresh and nutritious food
    • Laundry facility
    • Indoor games.


Support for off-campus accommodation

In case students prefer staying outside the University campus, the Office of International Admissions actively assists students with finding accommodation close to the campus.

Airport Pickup/Drop-off

Students can avail of a paid airport pickup/drop service to and from the Kempegowda International Airport. This is arranged by the Office of International Admissions on demand.

Safety and Security

The CMR University campus is ragging-free and inclusive. The campuses of the University are a melting pot of cultures from across the globe. Currently, students from over 60 countries are pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, postgraduate diploma, and certificate programmes. The campuses and the hostels of the University are also manned by armed security personnel who are on-duty 24-hours. The locales are also inclusive and appreciate cultural diversity.


Placements for International Students

To facilitate placements for international students and enable them to seek lucrative/stable employment in India, the dedicated Placement Cell at CMR University works towards enabling students to become job-ready, entrepreneurship-ready, and life-ready while they graduate from the campus. In this regard, the University has established a training and placement centre in each of its institutes headed by a Senior Professor and Director. The Training and Placement Centre understands the pulse of the corporate world and is helping students prepare for their careers. Exclusive training programs in soft skills and aptitude along with online tests are given to students to make them assess skills in broader areas.

Student Development and Training

The employability integrated training modules start from the first semester onwards and include Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Technical, Soft skills, and basic IT Programming Skills. During the pre-final and final years, all the schools and company-specific training is conducted before the start of the campus recruitment drives. The pre-final and final year students are accorded extra grooming through special classes, and online tests.

Soft Skills For Employability

An all-comprehensive programme – soft skill aims at enhancing the personality of the students right from the first semester. The programme also aims to:

  • Lay a strong foundation for students’ self-development
  • Develop the right attitude towards their personal, social and professional life.
  • Enable students to strengthen their interpersonal skills and work effectively in a team
  • Empower students in decision-making and conflict resolution with a win-win attitude.
  • Prepare students to meet the requirements of the corporate world by imparting employability skill training which includes video profile, and professional etiquette.

International Internship

Students are allowed to take up internships at international destinations which provide good exposure to the global market.

Entrepreneurship Development

Entrepreneur Incubation Centre (EIC) provides a platform for aspiring and innovative startups to make students’ dreams come true. EIC supports individuals in their entrepreneurial pursuits through a range of activities, support, and services. Incubation centre provides a whole new startup ecosystem for the young entrepreneur.

  • A platform where ideas can be nurtured into viable businesses
  • A place where expert mentoring is available
  • A hub for networking and sourcing of funds

Incubation Cell

The main objective of setting up an Incubation Cell is to motivate, nurture, promote and successfully commercialize ventures – that are based on innovative products, models, tools, techniques, and technologies.



CMR University has a specialized focus on Sports. The department of Physical Education trains and mentors students in various sporting activities. Know more about the various Sports-centric initiatives at CMR University here.




 Is registration with the FRRO office mandatory?

All foreign students staying in India for longer than 6 months are required to register
with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO). The following documents are
required for registration:

  • Photocopy of the passport and initial visa
  • Four photographs of the applicant
  • Details of residents in India
  • HIV test report from one of the WHO recognized institutions for people in the age group of 15 to 60
  • Bonafide certificate from the university/college/institution
  • Proof of Bank Account/sufficient funds for non-scholarship students

Documents required for foreign students coming to India are:

  • Valid passport (minimum for six months)
  • Confirmed letter of acceptance or a provisional admission certificate from a university or a college or institution.
  • Proof of availability of sufficient funds for the duration of studies in India for self-financing for NRI students.
  • Health certificate and AIDS-free certificate
  • Student Visa (not required for the children of Indian Diaspora)
  • Proof of long term (at least three years)/permanent residence in the country (not for the children of Indian Diaspora)
  • Application

The academic year in India starts in July/August. Interested students should therefore apply well in advance.

 What is a student visa?

India offers various kinds of visas, depending on the purpose of visit. A student visa is a visa specifically for students who desire to come to India for the purpose of education. Student Visas are issued for the duration of the academic course of study or for a period of five years whichever is less, on the basis of letters of admission from Universities/recognized colleges or educational institutions in India. The children of NRIs and PIOs cardholders need not procure a student visa. Other international students need student visas or research visas for Doctoral level courses.


Contact Us

For queries related to admissions, please contact
Mr. Vinayak Krishnamurthy – Director of International Admissions at +91-9535655222,

For other queries,
Contact – +91-80-25426977 / 88,