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DASA - Application Form

Direct Admission of Students Abroad

Form Date: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2021 (Tentative)

Form Date: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2021

DASA 2021 Application form: Application process, Fees, Dates

Updated On - September 16 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

DASA 2021 application form will be released in the 1st week of April 2021. 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 2021 Application form.

DASA 2021 Application form Dates

Candidate must check the important dates regarding DASA 2021 Application form from the below-given table:
For Undergraduate Course Applicants:
DASA 2021 Important Dates for Undergraduate Courses 
Application release date1st week of April 2021
Last date of application submission2nd week of June 2021
First Round of Seat Allotment & confirmation4th week of June
Second Round of Seat Allotment & confirmation4th week of June-1st week of July 2021
Third Round of Seat Allotment & confirmation2nd – 3rd week of July 2021
Reporting and admission of applicants to institutes (only who have been allotted seats in Rounds 1,2,3) {Candidates to confirm which mode- online/offline- would be applicable}4th week of July 2021
Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Spot round1st week of August 2021
Spot Round against vacant seats & Spot Round Allotment1st week of August 2021
Reporting to allotted institute by candidates of spot round2nd week of August 2021

DASA 2021 Application Form

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal will release DASA 2021 Application Form from 1st week of April 2021 on the official website.

  • Candidate must read the prospectus carefully before applying for DASA.
  • Candidate has to create an account to fill the application form.
  • 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.
  • Candidate should take print of the filled application form for further process.

Documents required to fill DASA 2021 application form

Following documents will be required to fill the registration form of DASA 2021.

  • 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.

How to fill the DASA 2021 application form?

Candidate can refer to the below-given steps to avoid mistakes while filling the DASA 2021 application form.

1. Registration

  • Visit the official website of
  • Enter valid Email id and the captcha in the space provided.
  • Click on "create account"

2. Filling Details

  • A link will be sent to the provided email id.
  • Click on the link and complete the application process.
  • Enter the personal and qualification details.

3. Upload documents

After filling the details then the candidate has to upload the documents according to the prescribed format given below:

DocumentFormatFile size
Passport size photoJPGLess than 100kB
Scanned signatureJPGLess than  100kB
Scanned copies of relevant documents JPG/JPEGLess than 500 kB 

4. Fee payment

Now the candidate has to submit the application fee. Given below the registration fee for DASA 2021:

CategoryApplication Fee
Modes of payment

Payment of application fee can be done via the following ways:

  • Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
  • E-Payment
  • National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
  • Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)

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Form Start Date:

01 Sep 2021

Form End Date:

31 Oct 2021

Number of days left to submit the form:



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Application Fees:

₹ 20,728

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