Monday, 11 March 2013

Social Visa Requirements

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to being processed.

Please note that in some cases personal appearance may be required at the Consulate General of Malaysia, Mumbai(for Ahmedabad) , Consulate General of Malaysia, Chennai (for Hyderabad and Bangalore), High Commission of Malaysia, Delhi (for Kolkata and Chandigarh) prior to a decision being taken on your application. The VFS Visa Application Centre shall assist you to take an appointment for the same.


Processing time for Mumbai application is 3 working days w.e.f 04 December 2012 (Excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Hyderabad is 02 to 03 working days (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Delhi is 04 working day for VTR and 06 working days for VDR (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Chennai is 02 working day (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Kolkata is 05 working days (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Chandigarh is 06 working days (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Bangalore is 03 working days (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processing time for Ahmedabad is 05 working days (excluding the day of submission at VFS)

Processed passports can be collected from The Malaysian Visa Application Centers in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad at the below mentioned timings:

Mumbai – 1100 to 1500 hrs
Hyderabad - 0800 to 1200 hrs - 1300 -1500 hrs.
Delhi – 0900 to 1200 hrs - 1300 -1600 hrs
Chennai - 1730 to 1800 hrs
Kolkata – 1500 to 1600 hrs
Chandigarh – 1000 to 1200 hrs - 1300 -1600 hrs
Bangalore – 0800 to 1200 hrs - 1300 -1500 hrs
Ahmedabad – 1500 to 1600 hrs

Applicants can instantly track the status of their application by clicking on Track your Application.


Step 1 :Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.
Step 2 :Complete your visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this websites.
Step 3 :Ensure photos are as per specifications.
Step 4 :Attach all supporting documents required as per checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications are not accepted.
Step 5 :Submit your application at the VFS centre in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad or Ahmedabad along with the applicable fees in cash.
Step 6 :Track your application online
Step 7 :Collect your passport from the VFS centre or wait for courier delivery.

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

Thursday, 28 February 2013


The AMERICAN DEGREE TRANSFER PROGRAM and how that's your best option:

Also known as the 2+2 program, where you study in Malaysia for 2 years then you transfer to U.S for the remaining 2. 

This Program is only available for Under Graduation (Bachelors), for courses like:

: Aeronautics, computer, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, paper, petroleum, etc.

: Accountancy, advertising, business communication, economics, finance, food, supply management, HR, marketing, Statistics, general management, etc.

Bach of Natural science
: Bio medical, chemistry, geography, geology, physics, psychology, mathematics,etc.

: Aviation, computer science, architecture, pharmacy, nursing, actuarial science, forensic science, etc.

: Communication, broadcast and cable production, journalism, media studies, organizational communication, public relations, telecommunication management, tourism and hospitality, film production, photography, etc.

The list goes on and on! 

It is viable for you to do 2 years in Malaysia because you save 1/4th cost of studying and living in the U.S and you get the exposure of two major countries. It increases your chances of better employment because all major companies are getting globalized and are looking for people who have the maximum exposure.

For more information please visit or send us an e-mail at

Monday, 4 February 2013

In India's higher education, few prizes for 2nd place-By Anand Giridharadas / International Herald Tribune Published: November 26, 2006

MUMBAI: It would seem a good time to be Kinjal Bhuptani. She is a college student studying business in the financial capital of one of hottest economies on earth.
But she has no illusions of sharing in India's new found prosperity when she graduates from Hinduja College this spring. While others land $100,000-a- year jobs at Goldman Sachs and Microsoft, she is more likely to make $4 a day selling credit cards door to door.

Bhuptani's mistake, if you can call it that, was not getting into one of India's most elite universities, like the Indian Institutes of Management or Indian Institutes of Technology. Those who are admitted go on to enjoy handsome paychecks on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, and to steward some of the world's largest companies.
In the shadow of those marquee institutions, most of the 11 million students in the 18,000 Indian colleges and universities receive starkly inferior training, heavy on obeisance and light on marketable skills, students, educators and business leaders say. All but a tiny handful of graduates are considered unemployable by top global and local companies.

"We might as well not have studied," Bhuptani said.
The Indian educational system is locking millions of students in the bottom berth of a two-tier economy, critics argue, depriving the country of the fullest expression of their talents and denying students a chance to share in the fruits of reform.
The problem, experts say, lies in a classroom environment that infantilizes students well into their mid-20s, emphasizing silent note-taking and discipline at the expense of analysis, debate and persuasion.
Students at second- and third-tier colleges suffer not because of a dearth of technical ability or intelligence, critics note. Most simply lack the "soft skills" sought by a new generation of employers but still not taught by change-resistant colleges: the ability to speak crisp English with a placeless accent, to design and give PowerPoint presentations, to write in logically ordered paragraphs, to work collegially in teams, to grasp the nuances of leadership.
"It's almost literally a matter of life and death for them," said Kiran Karnik, president of the National Association of Software and Services Companies, an influential trade body that represents many of India's leading employers. A study that the group published last year concluded that just 10 percent of Indian graduates with generalist degrees were considered employable by major companies, compared with 25 percent of engineers.
"The university has become a placeholder," said Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a former Harvard professor who recently resigned in frustration from the National Knowledge Commission, a panel advising the Indian government on overhauling its education system.
India is one of those rare countries where you become less able to find a job the more educated you get. College graduates suffer from higher jobless rates - 17 percent in the 2001 census - than high school graduates.
But even as graduates complain of the paucity of jobs, companies across India lament the lack of skilled talent at their disposal. The paradox is explained, experts say, by the poor quality of the undergraduate experience. India's thousands of colleges are swallowing millions of new students every year, only to spit out degree holders that no one wants to hire.
The differences between elite colleges and those attended by the majority can be striking.
Enter the manicured lawns and rarefied world of St. Stephens College in New Delhi, one of the country's best- known colleges. As an institution that counts among its alumni a well-known novelist (Amitav Ghosh), a top UN official (Shashi Tharoor), and a former president of Pakistan (General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq), St. Stephens offers an illustration, through contrast, of what lesser institutions lack.
P. Jacob Cherian, the acting principal, said the essential difference was a focus on leadership and communication skills, neglected at most other institutions. As on leading Western campuses, the students have frequent chances to meet and attend speeches by prominent leaders.
"It's when you practice the skills that you actually learn them," Cherian said.
But outside elite enclaves like St. Stephens, tertiary education is a exercise in drudgery.
Take, for example, Hinduja College in Mumbai. It is located in one of India's richest enclaves, but it is a second-tier, no-name school, exemplifying a middling college experience - neither the best nor the worst.
In between lectures, dozens of students swarmed around the reporter to complain about their education.
"What the market wants and what the school provides are totally different," said Sohail Kutchi, a commerce student.
The students said they were not learning to communicate effectively, even as mainstay activities in the Indian economy evolve from pushing papers to answering phones and making presentations. There were few chances to work in groups or hold discussions. And in this purportedly English-language college, the professors used bad grammar and spoke in thick accents.

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Malaysia- at a glance

Official Name
The Federation of Malaysia
Malaysia's Land Area
Malaysia consists of two areas of mainland, separated by the South China Sea, namely West Malaysia (or more popularly known as Peninsular Malaysia) and East Malaysia. The country has a total land area of 329,758 square km made up of 13 states and three Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur (the capital), Putrajaya and Labuan.
Malaysia is situated in South-eastern Asia, between 2 and 7 degrees north of the Equator. To the north of Peninsular Malaysia is Thailand while to the south is Singapore.
Malaysia practices a system of government based on parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is the head of the state and the federal government is governed by the Prime Minister and his cabinet of ministers who report to the Parliament which comprises two houses, namely a house of Representatives and a Senate. At the State level, the head (Ruler) of state is either the Sultan, Raja or Yang Di-Pertua Besar, while Yang Di-Pertua Negeri is the head of the state where there is no ruler.

In keeping with the concept of Parliamentary Democracy which forms the basis of the government administration in
Malaysia, the Federal Constitution (the supreme law of the nation) underlines the distribution of governing powers among the Executive, Judicial and Legislative Authorities. The Executive branch is headed by the Prime Minister, Honourable Datuk Seri Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi.

Parliamentary general elections are held every fi ve years to elect the members of Parliament or the people's representatives.
Supreme Head of State
In this system of constitutional monarchy The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the King or Supreme Head of State as provided by the Constitution. The King performs his official duties with the advice of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet as provided for by the Constitution. His Majesty also holds the position of the Islamic Religious Head for the States of Penang, Malacca,Sabah, Sarawak, and the Federal Territories. As Malaysia's Supreme Head of State, the King is also the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces.

His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, is elected out of nine hereditary rulers (or Sultans) every five years by the Conference of Rulers.
Malaysia is the only country in the world to have a rotating system of Kings.
31st August 1957
Population Estimated
26.1 million (in 2005)
Kuala Lumpur
Dubbed as 'Mini Asia', Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-ethnic country where the majorities are the Malays, Chinese and Indian. In addition, there are some 29 ethnic groups including the majority groups of Dayaks (in Sarawak) and Kadazans (in Sabah).
Bahasa Melayu is the national language, although English is widely used and spoken. The Mandarin language and Chinese dialects, particularly Cantonese and Hokkien, as well as Indian dialects like Tamil and Hindi are common among the Chinese and Indian communities respectively.
Islam is the official religion of the nation. However, the Malaysian Constitution guarantees freedom of worship and as such, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism make up the other primary religions embraced by the Malaysian society.
Currency & Exchange Rate
All transactions in Malaysia are carried out using the official Malaysian currency of Ringgit (RM), which is in the form of notes, in the denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM100, and Sen, which is in the form of coins that include 1 sen, 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen. As at 16th of August 2006, the exchange rate is US$1 = RM3.71 and all major currencies can be exchanged for the Ringgit.
Country Code
Time Difference
The standard Malaysian time is 8 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) time and 16 hours ahead of the United State Pacifi c Standard time.
Malaysia has a pleasant tropical climate and is generally warm all the year round with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C. The general weather is humid with annual rainfall varying from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Natural Resources
Tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite.
Trade & Economy
Malaysia is today the leading producer and exporter of manufactured products such as semiconductors, audio-visual products, electrical & electronics goods, palm oil-based products, timber-based products and rubber-dipped products in the world. Malaysia also stands out as one of the largest producers of palm oil, natural rubber, tin, timber, cocoa beans, pepper and liquefi ed natural gas in the world. Malaysia is ranked the 26th most competitive economy in the world according to the Global Competitive Report 2006-2007, released by the World Economic Forum. In the just released World Bank report entitled "Doing Business 2007”, Malaysia emerged as the 25th most business-friendly nation in the world out of the 175 economies surveyed. The Globalisation Index 2006 undertaken by the US-based Foreign Policy Magazine and A.T.Kearney has ranked Malaysia as the world's 19th most globalized country. Kuala Lumpur city is being rated as the least expensive city in the world on food, electronic goods, clothes, public transport, hotel rates and entertainment for Western visitors, in a recent surveyed of 71 cities worldwide by Swiss banking giant, UBS The per capital GNP for the year 2005 is RM18,891 (US$5,105and is projected to exceed RM20,000 by year 2007.