Yes, while applying for a visa you need to keep in mind the following requirements:
Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany your visa application.
Students holding other nationalities (other than the country where applying for visa), should submit proof of long-term (at least three years)/ permanent residence in the country (where applying).
For citizen of other countries, a reference has to be made to their country of residence, for which an additional fee is applicable and will involve extra processing time.
Repeated inquiries about the status of application during this time will not be entertained.