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DASA - Direct Admission of Students Abroad

Admissions under DASA Scheme 2016-17

DASA Scheme provides admissions for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Foreign Nationals (FNs) UG Engineering degrees in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Reputed Technical Institutions in India.

Non-Resident Indians, Foreign Nationals, Persons of Indian Origin are admitted for Centrally Funded Institutions (CFIs) under Direct Admission of Students Abroad DASA scheme from the year 2001-2002.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has ensured the coordination of the admission process of DASA scheme to National Institute of Technology Karnataka NITK, Surathkal from academic year 2010-2011. Till date Students from More than 30 countries have been admitted under DASA.

DASA application is an online process. SAT is mandatory for DASA application. DTU Delhi and IIIT Delhi has been added in DASA scheme this year.

Eligibility for DASA

Residential Requirement

Candidates must be Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) studying in any country (including India) / Indian Nationals studying abroad. In case of Indian Nationals studying abroad they must have completed the 11th and 12th standard or equivalent from outside only.

Date of Birth

  • Only candidates born on or after October 01, 1991 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.

DASA Contact Address

Coordinator DASA, DASA Office, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore 575 025, Karnataka, India. Phone : +91 824 2474085 Fax : +91 824 2474085, Email : dasa@nitk.ac.in


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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

Feb 25, 2012
Abdul Kadher
IISc Questions

What is DASA NIT? can I get NIT engineering colleges by DASA NIT. I am from Qatar?

DASA NIT is a scheme for Direct admission for Not resident Indians, Persons of Indian origin, Foreign Nationals. They can get engineering college admission in Indian National Institute of Technologies. You can get admission by any of these 3 categories.

Feb 22, 2012
Ganga Devi
IISc Questions

Which NIT is the in-charge of DASA admissions this year 2012?

NITK, Surathkal is conducting the DASA admissions for the years 2012 and 2013.

Feb 20, 2012
IISc Questions

What are the eligibility conditions for DASA 2012? Is there any change in the DASA eligibility?

The NRIs, FNs and PIOs can apply for DASA scheme. They must studied the 11th and 12th equivalent in the foreign countries also he has to write SAT exam conducted by college board. A change in DASA eligibility is on the residential requirements, it has been relaxed to 2 years.

Feb 19, 2012
IISc Questions

What is DASA scheme ? Is it available in India or any other foreign countries?

DASA scheme offers Direct engineering UG admissions to Abroad students in the prestigious NITs in India. The full form of DASA is Direct Admission of Students Abroad.

Feb 16, 2012
Arjin singh
IISc Questions

I am an NRI student, my family living in Singapore. Can I get Admission in Reputed Engineering colleges in India?

Yes, you can get Admissions in reputed engineering colleges in India. The Direct Admission of Students Abroad is a scheme for NRI students to get Engineering admission in the Reputed NITs and IITs in India.

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