Direct Admission of Students Abroad

(DASA UG Admission Under 2017-18)
(A Scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India)

Admission for NRIs / PIOs / OCIs

DASA - Eligibility

Residential Requirement

SAT-II Score (or) SAT Subject Score

All foreign nationals studying in any country including India or Indian nationals studying abroad who fulfill prescribed admission criteria shall be eligible.Prescribed admission criteria for Indian Nationals shall be at least five 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.

Date of Birth

  • Only applicants born on or after October 01, 1992 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

Applicant must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary [10+2]


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 must have secured a minimum of at least 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


Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2,Physics and Chemistry).


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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

IISc Questions
My son has got 1700 score in SAT exams. Is there any chance to get admission in NIT under dasa scheme for mechanical or Electronis brnach in NIT Surathkal, Nagpur or Raipur ? name
Suja Mar 10, 2012

Every year the number of students appearing in SAT is increasing and many students looking for studying in Abroad. For India, the complexity in admission cannot be measured by one single year data. Because, every year the number of students scoring will defer. visit the DASA seats availabel in all NITs.

IISc Questions
Is there any change in the Residential requirement for DASA this year 2012 ? name
Rathiha Feb 18, 2012

Yes for NRIs the Residential requirement has been changed from 2 years to 3 years.

IISc Questions
Does SAT score mandatory for the engineering admission in India Under DASA scheme ? name
Yashwanth Kumar Feb 17, 2012

Yes SAT score is mandatory for engineering Admission in India for NRIs, Foreign Nationals, PIOs under DASA Scheme.