IB and University

University Recognition Worldwide

The IB works with universities in nearly 140 countries to promote broader recognition of the Diploma Programme for the 120,000 Diploma Programme graduates entering university each year.

University Recognition in India

Since 1983, the IB has been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as an entry qualification (equivalent to + 2 qualification of an Indian Board) to all universities in India. The IB is committed to supporting the large proportion of students who wish to remain in India for their undergraduate studies and to creating pathways to enable more students (including NRIs) to consider this option.

Recognition of the IB Diploma Programme in India

Since 1983 International Baccalaureate Diploma has been recognized by the Association of Indian universities as an entry qualification to all universities in India. The IBO produces and issues for universities a document detailing percentage equivalency along with the transcript of results. To request this service, students must notify their Diploma Programme (DP) coordinator of their intention to gain entrance into an Indian university. The coordinator will then submit the request using the “Request for Results” service on IBIS (secured website for IB coordinators).

Students, particularly those applying for entrance to professional courses, can either apply to the AIU upon release of their results, specifying what professional courses they are applying for, or apply directly to the eligibility department of the university they wish to attend.

Admission to most university courses is based on the academic achievement in Class 12 or entrance test. Entry requirements vary from university to university and course to course. Prior to commencing the DP, students and parents must be familiar with the required subject combinations and levels for the student's future career path; this should ensure students' eligibility for particular professional courses. A student interested in studying an undergraduate course must make direct contact with the college or university he or she would like to attend to check specific course and entry requirements.

Recognition from Association of Indian Universities

  • Certification from AIU – International Baccalaureate Office (View)
  • Certification from AIU – The International Baccalaureate Headquarters (View)

Indian Conversion Table required for Higher Education for students applying to Indian Universities November 2010

International Baccalaureate Diploma has been recognized by the Association of Indian universities as an entry qualification to all universities in India. The IBO produces and issues for universities a document detailing percentage equivalency along with the transcript of results. Upon declaration of results, the IBO gives the exact percentage for each subject on the transcript for the student. Given below is the range of IB grades to marks scheme.

IB Grade to Marks Scheme

 

IB Grade Indian Equivalent Marks
From To
7 96 100
6 83 95
5 70 82
4 56 69
3 41 55
2 21 40
1 1 20