India - General


BE, BTech, BScEng, BForestry, BScForestry – expect First Class placement.
BSc, BCom, MCom, BA, MA, MSc – expect First Class placement, or Second Class placement with an average of at least 57%.
MSc(Ag), BScAg, BAgSci – expect First Class placement.
BArch, BDS, BPharm, MBBS, MBA –if class rank is available, expect a rank in the top 20% of the class. If class rank is not available, expect First Class placement.

Other degrees – expect First Class placement.

A – F grading scale – expect a B average.

0 – 10 grading scale – expect an average of 8.

Usual Grading System

First Class:


Second Class:

50% - 59%   (In some schools Second Class is 40% - 59%

Third Class:

40% - 49%


0-10 scale

A-F scale


The BA, BCom, and BSc degrees are three-year programs based on an intermediate exam which represents 12 years of schooling, and these degrees are not considered comparable to the US bachelor’s degree.  Holders of these three year degrees may do one of the following to achieve US bachelor’s degree equivalence:

 1.  complete the first year of an Indian master’s degree.

 2.  complete a 1 year post-grad diploma from an Indian university.

 3.  complete a 1 year post-grad diploma (from an Indian college) which is accredited by AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education).

Master’s degrees (MA, MSc, MCom) are usually two years in length.  The first year gives the student US bachelor’s equivalence.  The second year is considered comparable to a one year US master’s degree, and transfer credit is accepted from the second year.

BE, BTech, BScEng, BScTech, BScAg, BSc Forestry  are 4 year  degrees  comparable to US bachelor's degrees.  

BVSc is a 5 year degree, comparable to DVM degree in the US.  

MBBS is 5 ½ years, comparable to MD degree in the US. 

BDS is 4 years, comparable to DDS in the US.

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