HOW DO I OBTAIN STUDENT VISA FOR INDIA?
Local embassies / High Commissions provide the required student visa. Please apply for the visa with the admission card, passport, 2 recent passport size photos and the requisite Visa fees.
CAN I GET AN EXTENSION FOR MY VISA WHILE AT SALEM?
Extension is possible and can be done in Chennai, but has to be validated subsequently in Kuala Lumpur.
WHAT TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS ARE NEEDED TO REACH SALEM?
The college engages an official travel agent to handle the flight from KLIA to Chennai / Bangalore, India and return. The college also arranges accommodation for overnight stay in Chennai / Bangalore on the way to Salem.
CAN I STAY OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS?
It is mandatory for the student to stay in the campus for the first year.
The catering unit in the campus offers multi-cuisine vegetarian and not-vegetarian food. There are a few restaurants outside the campus.
WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WHEN THEY FALL SICK?
Students are provided complete medical care including hospitalization. And they are governed by the Overseas Health Insurance Cover obtained in their home country.
BANKING AND REMITTANCE OF MONEY TO INDIA
HOW DO I BANK IN SALEM?
All nationalized banks are as well as reputed private banks in Salem are well equipped to handle overseas transactions. ISU will provide the necessary assistance.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE MONEY FROM MY HOME COUNTRY?
This can be done by bank drafts or though internet bank transfers.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR DRAFTS TO CLEAR IN SALEM?
It takes about a week for an international draft to get cleared. However, the facility for electronic transfers is available which will enable credit of funds in one day.
WHAT DOCUMENT DOES ONE NEED TO OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT?
Admission Card, a copy of the passport and equivalent of USD 20/- as deposit.
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY & COMPUTER FACILITIES
WHAT IS THE VOLTAGE USED IN INDIA?
The standard Voltage used in India is 220V.
ARE COMPUTER FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE CAMPUS?
Campus is Wi-Fi enabled. There are many Internet cafes in Salem.
COMMUNICATION WITH HOME
CAN I RECEIVE / MAKE INTERNATIONAL CALLS ARE TELEPHONE FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE HOSTEL?
In mobile communication, India is on par with many developed nations and is well connected by reliable networks. Each hostel has a telephone. International calls can also be made from public telephone booths in the city. Students can also use mobile for personal communication, but not during the study and clinical hours.
WHAT ABOUT FACULTY-PARENT COMMUNICATION?
Parents can call or e-mail or meet the faculty and mentors personally.
DO THE STUDENTS HAVE AN ASSOCIATION?
Students are encouraged to form their own associations, with the approval of the Dean.
CAN I FIND TEMPLES / MOSQUES / CHURCHES IN SALEM?
Salem has Temples, Mosques and Churches.
WHAT IS THE CLASS SCHEDULE ON FRIDAYS?
Muslim students have a special break between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm on Fridays. Special time-tables are set during the month of Ramadan.
WHAT CLOTHES CAN I WEAR DURING COLLEGE HOURS?
Formal clothes shall be worn during college hours and in the hospitals. For labs and clinical sessions, students need to wear their lab coats over their regular clothing. Students are expected to maintain decorum at all times.