DASA UG 2020-21 Direct Admission of Students Abroad is for admission to Undergraduate courses of Engineering and Architecture programs in premium B.Tech colleges like NIT’s, IIIT’s, SPA’s and CFTI’s (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). National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal is the coordinator for DASA UG and DASA PG.
Latest Update: JEE Main April 2021 Online Application Form is released by National Testing Agency NTA.
The Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Govt. of India vide its O.M.F.No.35-9/2016-TS.III MHRD dated 21st December 2018 has approved that the selection for Admission of students under Direct Admission of Students ABROAD (DASA-2021) will be through JEE (Main). This may be applicable from the academic year 2021-22 onwards.
The NTA has been conducting JEE(Main) on Computer Based Test (CBT) in India and Abroad for Admission in undergraduate courses in IIT’s NIT’s, IIIT’s, CFTI’s. The merit list for admission under DASA category will be prepared by NTA separately.
- DASA UG 2020 Application Form will be released on 02 April 2020(Tentative).
- The admissions to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India for the year 2020-21.
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DASA UG 2020-21 Important Dates
Candidates can check the schedules for the DASA 2020 from the table below.
|Application form Available||02 April 2020|
|Application form last date||11 June 2020|
|Last date for submitting SAT Test Score||11 June 2020|
|First round of seat allotment||24 June 2020|
|Seat Confirmation of Round 1||24 – 27 June 2020|
|Second Round of seat allotment||30 June 2020|
|Seat Confirmation of Round 2||30 June – 03 July 2020|
|Third Round of seat allotment||06 July 2020|
|Seat Confirmation of Round 3||06 – 09 July 2020|
|Choice refilling and new applicants registration||10 – 13 July 2020|
|Fourth Round of seat allotment||17 July 2020|
|Seat Confirmation of Round 4||17 – 20 July 2020|
|Reporting to allotted Institutions by candidates of all Rounds||21 – 26 July 2020|
|Releasing of vacant seat matrix for spot round||29 July 2020|
|Choice refilling and new applicants registration for spot round||30 July – 01 August 2020|
|Spot Round against vacant seats & spot round allotment||03 August 2020|
|Reporting to allotted Institutions by candidates of spot round||04 – 08 August 2020|
|Application form available||02 May 2020|
|Application form last date||22 June 2020|
|Last date for receipt of GRE/GMAT Score (for Round 1 & 2)||28 June 2020|
|First round of seat allotment||04 July 2020|
|Seat Confirmation by candidates of Round 1||04-10 July 2020|
|Second Round of seat allotment||13 July 2020|
|Seat Confirmation by candidates of Round 2||13-17 July 2020|
|Reporting to allotted Institution||21-26 July 2020|
Note: These are tentative dates and based on previous year schedule.
DASA UG 2020-21 Application Form
The application form for DASA Undergraduate and postgraduate programs for Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non Resident Indians (NRIs)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will be released by NIT Karnataka, Surathkal through online mode. Candidates can check the steps to fill the application form from the points below:
- The Authority will release the online application form from 02 April 2020(tentative) at their official website.
- Further, candidates have to enter their E-mail id to create an account to complete the registration process generated by the system.
- Applicants will have to fill the form correctly and upload scanned photograph, signature and required documents on the application page.
- Applicants have to save the applicant id and password for future references.
- Candidates have to submit the required application fee. Take the printout of the duly filled-in application form.
Candidates can check the DASA 2020 application fee through the below-given table:
|Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)||US $ 300/-|
|DASA (Non -SAARC)||US $ 300/-|
|DASA (SAARC)||US $ 300/-|
SAT Score Time Line
The last date for receipt of SAT scores for DASA-2020 is as follows:
|1st, 2nd and 3rd||12 June 2020|
|4th Round||06 July 2020|
|Spot Round||28 July 2020|
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.
- The 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 2020-21 Admission
The Direct Admission of Students Abroad information brochure will be released by NIT Karnataka, Surathkal in the month of March 2020. Whereas, the DASA UG 2019 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.
DASA UG 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates can check the vital points below before filling the application form.
Age: Applicants must be born on or after 01 October 1995, And DOB according to the Secondary Education Board / University Certificate.
Academic Qualification: Candidate must have passed 12th bords with 60% or 6.5 CGPA as Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology).
Mandatory Requirement: Candidate must have qualified SAT with minimum qualifying score in Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry.
List of Participating Institute in DASA 2020 UG
The provisional list of DASA scheme 2020-21 of 45 participating institutions are as follows, Keep visiting the website of DASA-2020 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.
DASA 2020 Important Information
Candidates can check some important information regarding DASA 2020 through the below-mentioned points:
- All selected foreign nationals must obtain a valid student visa as applicable to their category issued by the Indian Missions abroad. The visa can be obtained by producing the provisional admission letter and other important documents at the Indian Missions located in their respective countries.
- The applicants should ensure that they are medically fit to pursue the course of study they wish to. The aspirants will be required to submit the medical certificate from an authorized medical practitioner in their country or India for general fitness. Furthermore, the applicants will have to undergo a medical fitness test at the time of reporting at the concerned institute. If the applicant is not fir then his admission may get rejected.
- There is a scholarship programme for Diaspora children, for higher and technical education in India.
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