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DASA 2018 - Direct Admission of Students Abroad for UG Programs


Admissions are open under Direct Admissions for Students Abroad (DASA) mode for Undergraduate students for the academic year 2018.


DASA or Direct Admission of Students Abroad is a scheme by the HRD Ministry for admissions to premier Indian institutes offering Engineering/ Management/ Architecture/ Planning Programs at the UG as well as the PG Level

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Under the Scheme, Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non Resident Indians (NRIs) are provided admissions to the said programs offered by NITs(National Institutes of Technology), IIEST(Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology), Shibpur, IIITs(Indian Institutes of Information Technology), SPAs(School of Planning and Architecture) and other Centrally Funded & Premier Technical Institutes(CFTIs)


Program Offered

Four-year Single Degree Program

[CSE] B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering

[ECE] B.Tech in Electronics and Communication and Engineering

Five-year Dual Degree Program

[CSD] B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering by Research

[ECD] B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Master of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering by Research

[CLD] B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Linguistics by Research [more information}

[CND] B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Natural Sciences by Research

[BSD] B.Tech in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Building Sciences and Engineering by Research

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Eligibility Criteria

Both SAT and SAT Subject Test scores are mandatory for application; the essay part of SAT is not required. The test scores should be reported directly to IIIT-H by the collegeboard before the last date of submission of online application form


Age Limit

Only applicants who are born on or after 01st October 1993 will be considered eligible. The date of birth declared by the candidate should be as recorded in the Secondary Education/University Certificate or any other certificate issued by a Competent Govt. Authority


Academic Eligibility

Applicants should have completed 12th class or equivalent by May 2018 or earlier. Candidate should have scored at least 60% marks (or 6.0 grade on 10 point scale) in each of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Applicants should have a minimum aggregate score of 1070 (out of a maximum of 1600) in SAT, and also a minimum aggregate score of 2000 (out of a maximum of 2400) in SAT Subject Tests in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics level 2. Both scores are mandatory


Residential Requirement

Foreign Nationals/Overseas citizens of India/Persons of India Origin who have completed the qualifying examination in any country, including India will be considered eligible
Indian Nationals who are studying abroad are also eligible to apply, subject to the condition that they have completed Class 11 & 12 or its equivalent from outside India


Selection Procedure

Admissions through DASA for 2018-19 will be through the SAT and SAT Subject Scores. The primary ranking criterion is the total marks obtained in 3 SAT Subject Tests: Maths level 2, Physics, and Chemistry. All applicants will be ranked based on this total marks first. In the case of a tie in total marks, the following marks (in the given order) will be used to resolve the same
1. Maths level 2 (SAT Subject)
2. Physics (SAT Subject)
3. Chemistry (SAT Subject)
4. Total SAT score
5. Evidence based Reading and writing (SAT)
6. Maths (SAT)
Students tied even after the above is applied will be interviewed in person or over Skype to break the tie


Application Procedure  

Eligible candidates can apply through online www.dasanit.org and submission of required documents online (scanned and uploaded). SAT subject test score to be sent to IIIT, Hyderabad (Institute Code: 6997).through College Board, USA


Application Fee

A fee of INR 6000 is to be paid online, while submitting the online application form


Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee: USD 12,000 for the academic year 2018-19; hostel and Mess fees extra; these charges will be on par with the other students at the institute


Payment of Initial Fee

Candidates who have been allotted a seat should confirm the acceptance of the seat by paying the tuition fee for one semester, on or before the acceptance dates which will be announced with the seat allotment.

The first semester tuition fee of USD 6,000 or equivalent in INR (will be specified on website later) should be paid online through the payment portal. Instructions for payment will be emailed to you.

After admission, candidates will need to pay caution deposit, hostel fees, mess deposit, etc. (about Rs. 50,000) at the time of registration. Details will be sent later


Important Dates


Online application portal opens on: 02nd March 2018


Online application portal closes on: 25th April 2018


Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) 2018

DASA office, Administrative Block, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, 440010, Phone No.: +91712-2801748 Fax: +91712-2223969, +91712-2223230 Email: dasa2018@dasanit.org, Websitewww.dasanit.org


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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