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International Students Support Cell

Pre-arrival support:

SRIHER has a student’s manual which is available online, or sent by mail once the students have been offered an admission which contains useful information about preparing for studying abroad and what to expect when they arrive in the new environment.

This guide covers topics such as accommodation options, arranging medical insurance, tuition fee payments, visa requirements, budgeting for living expenses, and advice on what to bring along.

There is a lot of information about the university, including important online resources, administrative departments, hospital information, sports center and campus facilities and so on, that it’s all a bit less unknown when the students arrive for the first time.

We are introducing student mentoring schemes that start before students’ arrival. This means future students are matched up with current students, who then communicate, usually via email or phone (whatsapp) in the months leading up to the start of the course. The idea is to ensure that international students feel welcomed into the student community before they even arrive, and know that there will be at least one friendly face waiting to greet them.

Orientation programs Support:

The first few weeks of being an international student are likely to be the most obviously overwhelming. There’s so much to take in, so many new places and people, and it can take a while to settle in.

SRIHER International Relations Office suggests them to arrive few days earlier than the rest of the student body, to give them a chance to get settled and acclimatized before the eventful really begins!

This time is usually filled with an international student orientation program, designed to provide practical support and information, and also to encourage international students to get to know one another.

SRIHER International Student Support Cell team is here to help the students on number of other concerns as well.

Additional Supports:

At SRIHER we provide a number of other support services for international students which are available through International Student Support Cell.

The following services shall be available to all International Students of the University:

  • Guidance throughout the chosen program of study
  • Specialized students councillors services for international students
  • Referrals to relevant contacts inside and outside the University
  • Advice and support relating to enrolment and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) matters
  • Social programs and promotion of activities for international students

Students can make a one-on-one appointment to speak to any students counsellors if they need through International Relations Office:

  • personal issues
  • problems with your study
  • financial issues
  • questions about your student visa or Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
  • Online registration (C Form & S Form, etc.,) process and students visit to the FRRO office (if needed) and guide them through the FRRO formalities and requirements.

International students who have any support needed other than the above mentioned assistance or issues they may contact in the following contact details:

Assistant Director-International Relations
Phone: 91-44-45928693 Extn. 3219
Mobile (WhatsApp): +91 9962817444
e-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]


  • Chairman:
    • Dr.K.Balaji Singh, Dean of Students and Professor & HOD, Dept. of General Surgery
  • Coordinator:
    • Mr.Prabakaran Mathiyazhagan, Assistant Director, International Relations
  • Secretary:
    • Dr. Leena Dennis Joseph - Assistant Dean of Students and Professor, Dept. of Pathology
  • Members:
    • Mr. N.Natarajan - Special Officer (Admn)
    • Mr. A. Deivasigamani - Deputy Registrar (Academics)
    • Mr. Gerard Amalor - General Manager (Public Relations & International Students)
    • Dr. A.Sumathy - Assistant Dean of Students and Professor & HOD.,Department of BMS
    • Dr. Pavithra – Alumni Association, Vice President
    • Dr. Sharmila Anand- Consultant - International Collaboration
    • Mr.Prabakaran Mathiyazhagan, Assistant Director, International Relations
    • Ms. Mohana A/p Jayakumar – BDS –(2015-16 batch)
    • Ms. Natasha Renchi Mathew – MBBS – (2017-18 batch) II year
    • Mr. Sai Krishna P - MBBS – (2015-16 batch) III year