DASA Scheme 2020-21 : For NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign National Students

DASA Scheme Details.

Last Updated : August 28, 2019.

Here we will look at all the details about Dasa Scheme : DASA quota, DASA admission, DASA eligibility criteria, DASA registration, SAT score and cut-off ranks.

What is Dasa Scheme for NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign students?

DASA stands for Direct Admission of Students Abroad. DASA is a scheme where NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign national students are allowed admissions in NITs, IIITs on the basis of their scores in SAT subject tests - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. From the year DASA has launched, students from many countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Malaysia, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, etc.) have taken admission in prestigious engineering institutes in India.

What exactly is DASA quota?

DASA quota is a specific number of seats reserved for NRI, PIO, OCI and Foreign national students in top engineering colleges of India. The exact number of seats in DASA quota is 15% of the total seats in the institute.

What is DASA exam or admission?

DASA is not an exam but a scheme started by Government of India and MHRD for Direct Admission of Students Abroad in premier institutes of India. Admissions in DASA takes place on the basis of SAT subjects tests (for 2020-21) and JEE Main (for 2021-22 and later).

Who can take admission in NITs and IIITs through DASA Scheme?

Indian Nationals studying abroad (NRIs) and Foreign Nationals/ Persons of Indian Origin/ Overseas Citizen of India who have completed the qualifying examination in any country (including India) are eligible for admission in NITs and IIITs through DASA Scheme. In case of Indian Nationals, they must have completed the 11th and 12th standard or equivalent from outside India.

From which year DASA admissions will be based on JEE Main?

From 2021-22 onwards, DASA/CIWG admissions will be on the basis of JEE Main Ranks. SAT Subject Scores will no longer be valid from 2021-22 session. Related Page : Changes in DASA/CIWG Scheme 2021-22.

How many seats are reserved for CIWG in NITs and IIITs under DASA?

1/3rd of the 15% seats in DASA are reserved for CIWG (Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries). CIWG will have to pay the same fee as Indian citizens. There has to be proof of either parent working in a gulf country. CIWG Seats in NITs and IIITs

What is the Eligibility Criteria for DASA 2020-21?

Given below is the eligibility criteria for DASA 2020-21:

  • Students must take the SAT Subject tests for Physics, Chemistry and Math. (Attempt these tests as many times as you want before the DASA 2020 application deadline.)
  • Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry).
  • A minimum score of 60% in Grade 12 Board exam.
  • 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.

DASA 2020 Admissions and Information Brochure

The admission to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by one of the National Institute of Technology, India for the year 2020-21. DASA 2020 UG admission brochure will be available in April 2020. For reference : DASA 2019 Brochure [Important Dates of DASA Registration and Seat Allotment, Participating Institutions, Eligibility Criteria, Reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) and its fee structure].

DASA 2020 Registration and Last Date for Sending SAT scores

Registration for DASA 2020 (submission of online application from) will start from April 2020. The last date for receipt of SAT scores for DASA-2020 is : June 2020 for Round 1, 2 and 3. July 2020 for Round 4 and Spot Round.

DASA 2019 SAT Score and Cut-Off Ranks

Here's the institutes and branch-wise cutoff ranks and SAT score for DASA 2019 (Round 3) : Cutoff Ranks with SAT score.

Here's the institutes and branch-wise cutoff ranks and SAT score for DASA 2019 (Round 2) : Cutoff Ranks with SAT score.

Here's the institutes and branch-wise SAT score cutoff for DASA 2019 (Round 1) : Opening and Closing SAT Score.

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