Details About About DASA/NIT

  • Fee: Rs. _____
  • MCI Exam: Required
  • Duration: 4.5 Year
  • book icon Internship: 1 Year
  • Enrolled: 65 students
  • Language: English
  • 10+2 Marks: 50% PCB

Admission into Premier Indian Government Institutions

Direct Admission of Student Abroad (DASA) is the Scheme of MHRD, Which Offer direct admission to Foreign National /Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) /NRI to undergraduate Engineering /Information Technology /Architecture program offered by the National Institutes of Technology (NIITs),Indian Institute of information Technology(IITs) And 4 other centrally funded institutions (Including PEC) under the DASA Scheme. The Institutions covered this scheme are comparable to the best in the world and are known for proving quality education in Science & Technology.

The admission of foreign nationals and indian students studying abroad to undergraduate Engineering programs in certainly Funded Institutions (CFIs) is being done under DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) scheme from the academic session 2001-02 onwards. The National Institutes of Technology (NIIT s), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other premier technical institutions in india, which are covered under DASA scheme for admission to under graduate engineering programmes are as follows.

DASA (UG) 2018 Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Limit: Candidate must be born on or after October 1, 1993
  • Education Qualification: Candidates should have passed Secondary and Senior Secondary Examination from any of recognised education system which is recognised by the Association of Indian University.
  • Subjects: Candidate should have Mathematics and Physics as their core subjects and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Biotechnology) in his/her Senior-Secondary class.
  • Percentage: Candidate should have scored at least 60 % aggregate marks or 6.5 CGPA out of 10.
  • Qualifying Test: Candidate should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT in Mathematics-Level 2, Physics and Chemistry subjects
  • Residential Requirments: All the Foreign Nationals studying in any country including India and Indian Nationals studying abroad can apply.
  • Details: For Indian Nationals studying abroad should have a minimum five years of education qualification in a foreign country to seek admission under DASA scheme.
  • Submission of Application Form Online: From April 2018
  • Deadline for receiving SAT test score receipt: June 2018
  • Allotment of seats (1st Round): Third week of June 2018
  • Allotment of seats (2nd Round): Third week of June 2018 after the confirmation by candidates for 1st round of seat allotment
  • Allotment of seats (3rd Round): 4th week of June 2018 after the confirmation by candidate for 2nd round of seat allotment
  • Candidate’s confirmation of seats after 3rd round of seat allotment: Upto the first week of July 2018
  • Registration of new applicants: First week of July 2018
  • Fourth round of seat allotment: Upto the second week of July 2018
  • Candidate’s confirmation of seats after 4th round of seat allotment: Upto the third week of July 2018
  • Announcement of vacant seats spot round: Fourth week of July 2018
  • Registration of candidates for spot round: Upto 31st July 2018
  • Seat allotment for Spot Round: First week of August 2018

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance alongside Indian Institutes of Technology. These institutes of national importance receive special recognition from the Government of India. The NIT Council is the supreme governing body of India’s National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system and all 31 NITs are funded by the Government of India. These institutes are among the top ranked engineering colleges in India and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 percent, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India. All NITs are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum. The language of instruction is English at all these institutes.

NITs offer degree courses at bachelors, masters, and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering, architecture, management and science. Admission to the under-graduate courses such as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programs in NITs are through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (Main). Admission to postgraduate courses are through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs, Common Admission Test for Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and NIMCET for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program.

Since 2015, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch and M.Plan conduct the admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate programs respectively in all NITs. As of 2017, the total number of seats for undergraduate programs is 19,000 and for post graduate programs is 8,050 in all 31 NITs.

Fee Structure

  • Registration Fee (Non Refundable) along with application is USD 300
  • Tuition fee for foreign nation is USD 8000 per year. For Candidates from SAARC Countries, it is USD 4000 Per Year
  • In addition to tuition fee, other fees like development charges, hostel fee etc, may have to be paid at the time of admission, as per the norms of respective institute where the candidate has been allotted a seat


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