DASA UG 2019-20: Application Form, Eligibility, SAT PDF, Dates


DASA UG 2019-20: Direct Admission of Students Abroad is for admission to Undergraduate courses of Engineering and Architecture programs in premium B.Tech colleges like NITs, IIITs, SPAs and CFTIs (Centrally Funded & Premier Technical Institutes). The admission is based on the SAT score and the aspirants should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests. This Scheme is led by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India for the candidates like Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non Resident Indians (NRIs)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur is the coordinator for DASA UG and DASA PG.

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DASA UG 2019-20 Important Dates

The schedule/routine/dates for the DASA is given below.

S.No. Event Date (Tentative)
1. Online application form Submission 01 April 2019
2. Last date for SAT Subject Test Score Submission 12 June 2019
3. First round of Seat Allotment 19 June 2019
4. Candidates Confirmation for seats allotted in Round 1 19-21 June 2019
5. Second Round of Seat Allotment 24 June 2019
6. Candidates Confirmation for seats allotted in Round 2 24-27 June 2019
7. Third Round of Seat Allotment 30 June 2019
8. Candidates Confirmation for seats allotted in Round 3 30 June to 3 July 2019
8. New Applicants Registration and Fees paid via SWIFT by 5th July 04-07 July 2019
9. Fourth Round of Seat Allotment 14 July 2019
10. Candidates Confirmation for seats allotted in Round 3 14-17 July 2019
11. Reporting at Institutes for round 1,2,3 and 4 18-24 July 2019
12. Declaration of vacant seat matrix for Spot round 28 July 2019
13. Choice filling, new registration and Fees paid via SWIFT by 29th July 29-31 July 2019
14. On the spot admission round and seat allotment 02 August 2019
15. Reporting at Institutes for Spot round Candidates 03-07 August 2019

Note: These are tentative dates and based on previous year schedule.

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DASA UG 2019-20 Application Form

The application form for DASA Undergraduate programs for Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non Resident Indians (NRIs)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will be released by VNIT, Nagpur.

The application form for DASA UG 2019 will be available in online mode only. The Authority will release the online application form tentatively in the month of April 2019. Applicants will have to fill the form correctly and upload scanned photograph, signature and required documents on the application page. During the online application process, candidates have to fill the preference of participating institutions/courses. For the successful application submission, candidates have to submit the required application fee. Take the printout of duly filled-in application form and keep it safe for future reference.

Application fee:

Candidates have to pay US$ 4300 (for general candidates) and US$ 2300 (for SAARC applicants). The payment of fee can be made through SWIFT transfer or E-Payment (credit card/debit card)

SAT Score Time Line

The last date for receipt of SAT scores for DASA-2019 is as follows:

Counselling Rounds Dates
1st, 2nd and 3rd 12 June 2019
4th Round 06 July 2019
Spot Round 28 July 2019

Note: All the dates are as per Indian Standard Time (IST).

Important Information about SAT

Following are the detailed information regarding Scholastic Assessment Test for DASA Process.

  • Examination Name: Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).
  • Subjects or Knowledge/skills tested: Writing, critical reading, mathematics.
  • Colleges accepting SAT: Most universities and colleges offering undergraduate programs in the U.S.
  • Number of Applicants: Over 1.71 million high school graduates in the class of 2017.
  • Year started: 1926
  • Exam Conducting Body: College Board, Educational Testing Service
  • Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Coordinating Institute: Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
  • Colleges under DASA UG 2019-20: National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier Technical Institutions in India.
  • DASA official Website: www.dasanit.org

DASA UG 2019-20 Admission Brochure Downloads

The Direct Admission of Students Abroad information brochure will be released by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in the month of May 2019. Whereas, the DASA UG 2018 Information Brochure PDF is attached here for reference. Find Reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) and its fee structure in the brochure. Also Download DASA PG 2018 Information Brochure PDF here.

DASA UG 2019-20 Eligibility Criteria

Age: Applicants must be born on or after 01 October 1993, And DOB according to the Secondary Education Board / University Certificate.

Academic Eligibility:

DASA Academic Eligibility
DASA Academic Eligibility

Residential Requirement:

Residential Requirement for DASA UG
Residential Requirement for DASA UG

List of Participating Institute in DASA 2019 UG

The provisional list of DASA scheme 2019-20 of 45 participating institutions are as follows, Keep visiting the website of DASA-2019 for the final list. And candidates are advised to visit the websites of the individual Institutes for detailed information.

Download DASA UG Seat Matrix for DASA Admission 2018 PDF Here.

National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

S.No. Name of Institute Website
1. National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura www.nitagartala.in
2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh www.mnnit.ac.in
3. National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh www.nitap.in
4. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh www.manit.ac.in
5. National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala www.nitc.ac.in
6. National Institute of Technology, Delhi www.nitdelhi.ac.in
7. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal www.nitdgp.ac.in
8. National Institute of Technology, Goa www.nitgoa.ac.in
9. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh www.nith.ac.in
10. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan www.mnit.ac.in
11. National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab www.nitj.ac.in
12. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand www.nitjsr.ac.in
13. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana www.nitkkr.ac.in
14. National Institute of Technology, Manipur www.nitmanipur.in
15. National Institute of Technology, Mizoram www.nitmz.ac.in
16. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra www.vnit.ac.in
17. National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar www.nitp.ac.in
18. National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, Karaikkal www.nitpy.ac.in
19. National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh www.nitrr.ac.in
20. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa www.nitrkl.ac.in
21. National Institute of Technology, Sikkim www.nitsikkim.ac.in
22. National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam www.nits.ac.in
23. National Institute of Technology, Srinagar www.nitsri.net
24. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat www.svnit.ac.in
25. National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka www.nitk.ac.in
26. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu www.nitt.edu
27. National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana www.nitw.ac.in
28. National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya www.nitmeghalaya.in
29. National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand www.nituk.ac.in

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

S.No. Name of IIITs Website
1. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, (Jhalwa & Amethi Campus), UP www.iiita.ac.in
2. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP www.iiitdmj.ac.in
3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Chennai www.iiitdm.ac.in

Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs)

S.No. Name of Architecture & Planning Institute Website
1. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal www.spabhopal.ac.in
2. School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi www.spa.ac.in
3. School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada www.spav.ac.in

Other Premier Technical Institutions

S.No. Name of CFTIs Website
1. PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh www.pec.ac.in
2. Delhi Technological University, Delhi www.dce.ac.in
3. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi www.iiitd.ac.in
4. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab www.sliet.ac.in
5. National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand www.nifft.ernet.in
6. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar www.pdpu.ac.in
7. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad www.aurangabad.nielit.gov.in
8. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi www.nsit.ac.in
9. Tezpur University, Assam www.tezu.ernet.in
10. Indian Maritime University www.imu.edu.in

Note: For Indian Nationals students, admission to the above colleges will be on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination (Main) conducted by National Testing Agency.

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  1. Hi Abhinandan,
    My Son Yashraj is currently student of Grade-12th, School-US Board high school Diploma. He is studying in Math, Physics & Chemistry in his grade-12th.
    He appeared in SAT Exam and Score: 1340/1600
    He also appeared in SAP subject Test just last week but he participated in following:
    Math/ Physics/ English as optional between 2 Subject (Chemistry/English)
    Please confirm in case he has not appeared in Chemistry than still he will able to apply for NIT’s under NRI Quota ?

    Awaiting your expert reply.

    • Dear Umendra Pratap Singh Sir,
      If you read the eligibility criteria in DASA UG Information Brochure. You ward is eligible as per section 2.1.2 of the academic eligibility.
      “Applicant should have successfully completed Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects
      from (Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th AND / OR 12th, as
      applicable in the respective boards.” Where Chemistry comes into “one of the subjects” and “Mathematics, Physics” are compulsory. Hope this solves your query but keep an eye on 2019 information brochure of DASA, which is yet to be published. I am also emailing you a copy of DASA UG 2018 Information Brochure.

  2. Hi
    My son has SAT 2370 score for CS OR ECE suggest some good college under DASA preferably in Delhi.
    Can we go ECE at IIITD if CS not available under this score.
    Tell me after admission in IIITD , can he eligible for SPDC scholarship like other NIT.

    Pl. revert back.