DASA UG 2020-21: Application Form (Released), Eligibility, SAT PDF


DASA UG 2019-20 Application Form has been released. 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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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-2019) 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 IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. The Admission for DASA will be done on the basis of Rank obtained in JEE(Main) from the Academic Session 2021-22. The merit list for admission under DASA category will be prepared by NTA separately.

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  • DASA UG 2020 Application Form will be released on 02 April 2020.
  • JEE Main 2020 Online January Application Form process has been started from 05 September 2019. Candidates can fill the form now.
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  • 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 2019-20.

DASA UG 2019-20 Important Dates

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

UG Courses:

Events Dates
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

PG Courses:

Events Dates
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.

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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 from 02 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 the 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 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 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 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. Also, Download DASA PG 2019 Information Brochure PDF here.

Public Notice Regarding DASA by National Testing Agency

Direct Admission of Students ABROAD Notification:

Public Notice Regarding DASA
Public Notice Regarding DASA


DASA UG 2019-20 Eligibility Criteria

Age: Applicants must be born on or after 01 October 1994, 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 2020 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.

DASA 2019 other important information

  • 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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The Joint Entrance Examination is a national level admission test for B.tech./Engineering courses. The JEE Main is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced, which is a gateway to the IITs undergraduate Engineering courses.

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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.

  3. Greetings from khaja
    Please clarify that, can I take the admission based on my choice university & subject with the fee of $ 4300/-
    it was acceptable or not.

    Khaja S Afzal

  4. I scored 1860 on the SAT 2 exam. Pls let me know in which are the colleges I will get admission as I am looking for ECE or EEE branch.