DASA Scheme 2019 for NRI/PIO/OCI/Foreign National Students - Direct Admission in NITs, IIITs
Last Updated : July 11, 2019.
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. Along with NITs, IIITs, there are some more Institutes which do admissions on the basis of SAT subjects scores under NRI quota.
From 2016, 1/3rd of the 15% seats are reserved for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG). CIWG will have to pay the same fee as Indian citizens. There has to be proof of either parent working in a gulf country.
From the year DASA has launched, students from many countries have taken admissions in prestigious institutes like NITs and IIITs : Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, etc.
How can you take admission through DASA Scheme?
For admission through DASA , students must take the SAT Subject tests for Physics, Chemistry and Math. You can take these tests as many times as you want before the application deadline. Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry).
You should also have a minimum score of 60% in your 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.
SAT Score Cut-Off Rank for DASA 2019 [New]
Seats vacant after Round 3 DASA 2019 (CIWG and non-CIWG) : Vacant seats after Round 3.
Here's the institutes and branch-wise cutoff ranks and SAT score for DASA 2019 (Round 3) : Cutoff Ranks with SAT score.
Those who do not exercise their options in UG Round 3 (Accept, Go to Round 4 without choice change, Go to Round 4 with choice change or Decline) on or before 9 July 2019 11.59 PM (IST) will be considered as declined their seats.
Those who want to participate in Round 4 with a change of choice and would like to participate in DASA 2019 as a new registrant has to pay their fees on or before July 11, 2019.
Those who have not been allotted seat in round 1 to 3 will automatically be considered in round 4 without choice change. If they want to change the choices, they have to pay $300 (Rs 21,300) and inform the DASA office through email.
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 cutoff ranks for DASA 2019 (Round 2) : Opening and Closing Rank.
Those who do not exercise their options in DASA UG Round 2 (Accept, Accept & Upgrade or Decline) on or before 3 July 2019 11.59 PM (IST) will be considered as declined their seats.
Here's the institutes and branch-wise SAT score cutoff for DASA 2019 (Round 1) : Opening and Closing SAT Score.
Those who do not exercise their options in DASA UG Round 1 (Accept, Accept & Upgrade or Decline) on or before 27 June 2019 11.59 PM (IST) will be considered as declined their seats.
Please wait for the next round cut-off if you are not eligible for admission after Round 1 and Round 2.
DASA 2019 Admissions and Information Brochure [Revised]
The admissions to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India for the year 2019-20.
DASA 2019 UG Admission Brochure is available now. Download PDF [Important Dates of DASA 2019 Registration and Seat Allotment, Participating Institutions, Eligibility Criteria, Reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) and its fee structure].
Note : From DASA 2021-22 onwards, admissions will be based on JEE Main ranks.
Related Page : Changes in DASA/CIWG Scheme 2021-22
DASA 2019 Registration and Online Application Form
Registration for DASA 2019 will be through submission of online application from April 02 to June 11, 2019.
The last date for receipt of SAT scores for DASA-2019 is as follows:
11th June 2019 for Round 1, 2 and 3
12th July 2019 for Round 4
31st July 2019 for Spot Round
Who are eligible for admission in NITs and IIITs through DASA Scheme?
Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin/Overseas Citizen of India who have completed the qualifying examination in any country (including India).
Indian Nationals studying abroad.
In case of Indian Nationals, they must have completed the 11th and 12th standard or equivalent from outside India.
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