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

DASA Scheme Details.

Last Updated : April 2, 2020.

DASA 2020-21 scheme will be coordinated by National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. From DASA 2021-22 onwards, admissions will be based on JEE Main ranks. Here we will look at all the details about the Dasa Scheme - DASA quota, DASA admission, DASA eligibility criteria, DASA registration, SAT score and cut-off ranks.

What is the 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 the 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).

What are the best Colleges in India under the DASA Scheme?

The list of best colleges in India under the DASA scheme for NRI/ CIWG students : Top 20 DASA colleges in India.

See More : DASA 2020 Participating Institutions

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 the 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.

See More : DASA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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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 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, 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 : 5th June 2020 for Round 1, 2 and 3, 17th July 2020 for Round 4 and 3rd August 2020 for Spot Round.

Will the cancellation of SAT exam in March and May affect DASA 2020 admission?

In view of the cancellation of SAT exam to be held during March and May 2020, the candidates seeking admission under DASA 2020 are hereby informed that any change in the schedule would be announced, once the directives from MHRD, GoI is received. [New : Due to the prevailing conditions, the schedule for DASA 2020 admission process will be announced later.]

DASA 2020 Schedule [Important Dates]

DASA 2020 Schedule Provisional Dates
Registration and Submission of online application April 02 to June 05, 2020
Last date for receipt of SAT Subject Test Score June 05, 2020
First round of Seat Allotment June 15, 2020
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 1 June 15–18, 2020
Second Round of Seat Allotment June 23, 2020
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 2 June 23-27, 2020
Third Round of Seat Allotment June 30, 2020
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 3 June 30 –July 03, 2020
Choice refilling and new applicants registration (If payment is made by SWIFT then it should be paid by 05th July 2020) July 15–18, 2020
Fourth Round of Seat Allotment July 22, 2020
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 4 July 22–24, 2020
Reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Rounds 1, 2, 3, and 4 July 25–29, 2020
Internal Sliding July 30, 2020
Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Spot round August 01, 2020
Choice refilling and new applicants registration for Spot Round (If payment is made by SWIFT then it should be paid by 27thJuly 2020) August 02-04, 2020
Spot Round against vacant seats & Spot Round Allotment August 06, 2020
Reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Spot Round August 07–11, 2020

DASA 2020 Fee Structure [Registration Fee and First Semester Tuition Fee]

Fee payable to DASA 2020 before submission of online application.

Admission Category Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) Tuition Fee (For First Semester only) Total Amount paid along with the Application Form
CIWG US $ 300/- INR ₹ 62,500/- INR ₹ 62,500/- + US $ 300/-
DASA (Non- SAARC) US $ 300/- US $ 4000/- US $ 4300/-
DASA (SAARC) US $ 300/- US $ 2000/- US $ 2300/-

For hostel accommodation and other expenses, see the complete fee structure document of DASA 2020.

Documents Required for DASA 2020 Online Application

Documents to be uploaded (scanned copies) during DASA 2020 online application.

  • Applicant’s Passport (Nationals of Nepal who do not have a passport, copy of Authenticated Citizenship Card has to be submitted).
  • Proof for date of birth (Secondary Education Board/ University Certificate [Class X or equivalent] or any certificate issued by the Government authorities).
  • Mark Sheet of 10th, 11th and 12th (or) Equivalent examination(s).
  • Certificate from School authorities (in the format given in Appendix-II on letter head of the school) as proof of completion of 11th and 12th Standard or equivalent. In case, 12th standard or equivalent is not completed yet, the candidate has to give an undertaking in the online application.
  • Percentage/ CGPA equivalence provided by the principal examination authorities, in case CGPA on a different scale than that specified is awarded OR if only grades are awarded.
  • Proof of 2 years of education (11th and 12th or equivalent ) in foreign country in case of NRI (School leaving certificate/ Mark sheets/ Study Certificate as in appendix IV).
  • Applicant applying under CIWG quota, has to produce all the following documents: Copy of the passport of the parent working in the gulf, parent’s visa and work permit with a validity at least up to August 11, 2020, and a certificate from the company/ organization as proof that parent is working in gulf country.

Please ensure that the name of the candidate should be exactly the same in the passport, qualifying exam, SAT score card and in other certificates.

See More : DASA 2020 Documents Required

DASA 2020 Seat Allotment Procedure

DASA 2020 seat allotment will be strictly based on valid SAT Subject Test scores and the choices given by the applicant in the order of their merit and priority taken together. Only those applicants whose valid SAT subject test scores have been received by NITK Surathkal directly from the College Board would be considered for the preparation of merit list subject to their satisfying all other requirements.

See More : DASA 2020 Preparation of Merit List.

Is IIIT Hyderabad not under DASA?

IIIT Hyderabad takes admission under DASA by direct counseling only. They have a separate admission process. Total number of DASA seats in IIIT Hyderabad is 41. IIIT Hyderabad DASA 2020 online application portal will open in March 2020. Eligibility and Selection criteria for IIIT Hyderabad DASA.

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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