The DASA scheme provides admissions for Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme of Ministry of Education (MoE), 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.
Academic Eligibility
Applicant must have:
  • Passed the qualifying examination ,i.e. Senior Secondary [10+2 ] or equivalent, as recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiu.ac.in)
  • Applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th AND/OR 12th, as applicable in the respective boards.
  • Applicant should have a valid JEE(Main)rank
Residential Requirement
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.
Reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)
5% seats (within15% of supernumerary quota of DASA) are reserve for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf (i.e., 1/3rd seats from DASA quota is reserved for CIWG). The students getting admitted to NITs and IIEST Shibpur under CIWG category shall pay tuition fee of Rs.1,25,000 per annum either in INR or equivalent USD. The students taking admissions in Institutions other than NITs and IIEST Shibpur under CIWG category, shall pay balance tuition fee, if any, as per the rules of the admitting Institute.
Countries under CIWG are:
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
Detailed information can be found on the DASA website: https://dasanit.org/dasa2021/
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