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Direct Admission of Students Abroad 2020

Form Date: 20 Sep - 25 Oct 2020

Form Date: 20 Sep - 25 Oct 2020

DASA Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 20,728
  • Exam Conducting Body:Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
  • Courses:B.Tech, BBA, B.Arch
  • Streams:Engineering, Management, Architecture

DASA 2020 (Announced) : Application Form (20 Sep), Merit List

Updated On - September 19 2020 by Akriti Maurya

DASA 2020 application window will open from 20 September 2020 for UG admission & the last date to apply is 25 October 2020. It is also known as Direct Admission of Students Abroad 2020 which will be conducted by Direct Admission of Students Abroad under the scheme of National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India for the year 2020-21. DASA is organized annually to offer admission to Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), /Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India for Undergraduate Programmes in Engineering/Architecture/Planning to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier Technical Institutions in India. Candidate can read the below-given article to know more about DASA 2020.
Latest Updates
  • The admission form will start from 20 September 2020.
  • Last date for receipt of SAT Subject Test Score is 27 October 2020.

DASA 2020 Important Dates

DASA 2020 Important Dates for Undergraduate and Postgraduate are mentioned below:

For Undergraduate Course Applicants:
DASA 2020 Important Dates for Undergraduate Courses 

Application form release

20 September 2020

Submission of Application Form

25 October 2020

Last Date of Submission of SAT Test Score

27 October 2020

Seat Allotment – First Round

03 November 2020

First Round Confirmation

03 - 05 November 2020

Seat Allotment – Second Round

09 November 2020

Second Round Confirmation

09 - 11 November 2020

Seat Allotment – Third Round

15 November 2020

Third Round Confirmation

15 - 17 November 2020

Physical reporting to allotted Institutes for admission by
candidates who have been allotted a seat in Rounds 1, 2
and 3. 

17 - 19 November 2020
Internal Sliding21 November 2020
Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Spot round23 November 2020
Choice refilling and new applicants registration for Spot
Round (If payment is made by SWIFT then it should be
paid by 18th Nov. 2020)
24 - 26 November 2020
Spot Round against vacant seats & Spot Round Allotment28 November 2020
Physical reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who
have been allotted a seat in Spot Round 3.
29 November - 02 December 2020
The last date for receipt of SAT scores for DASA-2020 is
as follows:
 Round 1, 2 and 327 October 2020
Spot rounds25 November 2020

DASA 2020 Application Form

DASA exam 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website of DASA. Below mentioned guidelines are a must-read as they give brief information on how to fill up the DASA online application form 2020:

  • Once an account is created, applicants should log in using an email address and Password.
  • Applicants can enter any number of choices in the order of preference which can be of any combination of Institutes and/or courses of their choice in the order of priority from the list of courses available.
  • The recommended sequence and detailed instructions for filling the application form will be uploaded on the portal once the application process starts.
  • Applicants will need to upload the scanned photograph and signature in the prescribed format.

Documents required to fill the DASA 2020 application form

Candidate must be ready with the following documents during the application form filling process.

  • Candidate's Passport
  • Date of Birth proof
  • Class 10th, 11th, and 12th mark-sheet
  • Class 10th, 11th, and 12th certificate
  • Proof of last 2 years of education in a foreign country in case of NRI
  • Latest passport size photograph in JPG format
  • Scanned signature of applicant in JPG format
  • Scanned copies of relevant documents
Documents required for admission under  Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)

There has to be proof of either parent working in a gulf country. CIWG candidate must have the following documents. 

  • Copy of the passport of the parent working in the gulf.  
  • Copy of Parent’s visa.  
  • Copy of Parent’s Work Permit (If any).  
  • Certificate from the company/organization as proof that the parent is working in the gulf country.

DASA 2020 Application Fee

DASA 2020 Application Fee is mentioned below which must be paid accordingly by all the applicants. The application/registration fee which is non-refundable will be uniform for all the applicants as stated.

DASA 2020 Registration Fee
CategoryApplication Fee
Modes of payment: Payment of application fee can be chosen out of SWIFT/e-Payment/NEFT/RTGS-Transfer.

DASA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the DASA exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria through mentioned below details:

  • Only applicants born on or after October 01, 1995, are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board / University Certificate [Class X or equivalent] or any certificate issued by the Government authorities only will be taken as authentic.
Academic Eligibility
  • The applicant must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary [10+2] or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • The applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th AND/OR 12th, as applicable in the respective boards.
  • The applicant must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.50 CGPA (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent in the qualifying examination.
  • In case, CGPA on a different scale is awarded OR if only grades are awarded, percentage/CGPA equivalence provided by the principal examination authorities will only be considered. Applicants appearing for the qualifying examination with the above-mentioned subjects in the academic year 2019-20 and expecting their final results latest by the third week of September 2020 may also apply.
  • The applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry).
  • Applicants who have taken multiple attempts in SAT Subject Tests can send a valid score to MNNIT, Allahabad directly through College Board, USA. The best valid score in each subject will be considered.
  • SAT Subject Test scores received till the Second week of June 2020 only will be considered for preparation of merit lists for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
Note: For Architecture, No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics and also a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 diploma examination with mathematics as compulsory subject with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate.
Residential Requirement
  • All foreign nationals studying in any country including India or Indian nationals studying abroad who fulfil prescribed admission criteria shall be eligible. Prescribed admission criteria for Indian Nationals shall be at least two years of education, inclusive of 11th & 12th or equivalent (not beyond), in a foreign country during the last 8 years and must pass the qualifying examination from abroad.

DASA 2020 Reservation Criteria

5% supernumerary seats will be reserved for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf (CIWG)  i.e., 1/3rd seats from DASA quota is reserved for CIWG candidates. 

Countries under CIWG are: 
  1. Bahrain
  2. Iraq
  3. Iran
  4. Kuwait
  5. Oman
  6. Qatar
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. United Arab Emirates

Download DASA UG Admission Eligibility Pdf

DASA 2020 Merit List

Candidates can check the merit list of DASA 2020 through below given points

  • DASA exam 2020 Merit List will be declared by the Fourth week of June 2020 and last till the First week of August 2020 for Undergraduate Programmes as there would be 4 rounds of counselling and a 5th round that would be spot round and from First week of July to second week of July 2020 for Postgraduate Programmes, as there would only be 2 rounds
  • After counselling of all the rounds and seat allocation, candidates are supposed to report physically on the dates mentioned above in the article and start their course as it goes.

DASA 2020 Counselling

 DASA 2020 Counselling will be done after the Merit list comes. Counselling will be conducted through online mode only. Counselling schedule will be notified after the merit list declaration.
  • The seat allotment list will be declared after each round of counselling.
  • It will be allotted as per the choice of candidates made for the participating institutes.
  • The counselling process will be done according to seat availability.
  • Candidates can participate in various rounds only if they are not satisfied with the previous seat allotment.
  • After the counselling process & seat allotment process, candidates will have to report to the allotted institute for admission.

DASA 2020 Selection procedure

DASA 2020 Selection procedure will be done after the counselling round. Selection procedure for UG courses will be done in 4 rounds whereas for PG it will be in 2 rounds.

  • Candidates who will be eligible would be considered for 1st round of allotment. Candidates will have to confirm their option before last week of June 2020.
  • Candidates who will attend Round 1 will have two choices either of accepting or declining the allotted seat.
  • If candidates will accept, the allotted course/ institute & provisional allotment letter will be generated.
  • If candidates will decline, the rights for further seat allotment in Round 2 and 3 will be lost. They will only eligible to register for round 4 and spot round.
  • All candidates who will not be chosen for Round 1 or they had opted for accepting in round 1 will be considered for Round 2 selection.
  • The same rule will be applicable for Round 3. For round 4, UG candidates will have to send a valid SAT subject test score.

DASA 2020 Participating Institutes

Participating Institutes in DASA exam 2020 are mentioned below:

Participating in NIT's - National Institutes of Technology
  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
  • National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
  • National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • National Institute of Technology, Goa
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, Karaikkal
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa
  • National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
  • National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka
  • National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab
  • National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana
  • National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana
  • National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  • National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
Participating IIITs - Indian Institutes of Information Technology
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, (Jhalwa & Amethi Campus), UP
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati, Assam
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una, Himachal Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam
  • Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Sonepat
Participating SPAs - Schools of Planning and Architecture
  • School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
  • School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
  • School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada
Other Premier Technical Institutions
  • Punjab Engineering College(Deemed to be University), Chandigarh
  • Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
  • National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
  • Netaji Subhas University of Technology Delhi
  • Tezpur University, Assam
  • Indian Maritime University
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
  • The University Institute of Engineering of Technology (UIET), Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • The University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology(UICET), Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • UIET Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre (UIET PUSSRC), Hoshiarpur, Punjab

DASA 2020 Highlights

Candidates can get the detailed information of highlights of DASA exam 2020 through below given details

Exam Name

DASA 2020

Conducting Body

Direct Admission of Students Abroad


For International Students


Undergraduate Programmes in Engineering/Architecture/Planning

DASA Official Website

Exam Purpose

To offer admission to Foreign Nationals/PIOs/NRIs in Undergraduate Programmes in Engineering/Architecture/Planning in various Prestigious Institutes of India

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About Direct Admission of Students Abroad

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 Important Dates

DASA 2020 Form Date20 Sep - 25 Oct 2020
Counselling03 Nov - 02 Dec 2020

Direct Admission of Students Abroad 2020 Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

20 Sep 2020

Form End Date:

25 Oct 2020

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Application Fees:

₹ 20,728

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