DASA Scheme For NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign National Students - DASA 2024 Admission, Brochure, Registration, Application, Eligibility Criteria

DASA Scheme Admissions.

Last Updated : October 15, 2023.

DASA UG stands for Direct Admission of Students Abroad (Undergraduate Courses). DASA is a scheme where NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign national students are allowed admissions under 15% reserved quota in NITs, IIITs and other technical institutes. DASA UG admissions are on the basis of JEE Main ranks.

DASA 2024 Admission

DASA scheme admissions will be coordinated by one of the NITs, India for the year 2024-25. Here we are looking at all the details about the Dasa Scheme 2024 - DASA UG brochure, admission schedule, registration, application form, DASA CIWG quota, total seats, fee structure, eligibility criteria, documents required, cut-off ranks, etc.

DASA Scheme For NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign National Students

DASA UG Brochure 2024 (Information Bulletin)

DASA 2024 admission brochure (information bulletin) will be uploaded after JEE Mains 2024 Session 2 exam. Download DASA UG Brochure 2023 to know more details about DASA admission and application process.

DASA UG 2024 Registration and Application Form

DASA 2024 registrations will begin after the JEE Mains 2024 April session. Candidates can fill the online application form at DASA NIT website.

How to Apply for DASA UG 2024?

Steps to apply online for DASA UG admission :

  • Open DASA NIT website and click on "Enter" below the "Application for UG Programme in Engineering/Architecture/Planning".
  • Read the eligibility criteria and click on "I Agree".
  • Under User Login (UG), Click on "Register here".
  • To register, the candidate need to enter JEE 2024 (Main) Application Number and Date of Birth (A web link will be mailed to complete the registration process on the email ID registered with JEE Main). The application number of JEE Mains will be your username.
  • Enter captcha and click on create my account.
  • Open your email-id, click on the link provided in "Complete registration for DASA 2024".
  • Complete the Sign up process by entering a password and click on "Save".
  • Note the Applicant ID and password for future logins (for completing the application form and checking the status of the application etc.).
  • Click on "Proceed to Login".
  • Login using your email-id and password.
  • Read the instructions and steps to fill the online application form.
  • Click on "Next" and fill the online application form.

DASA UG 2024 Admission Schedule

DASA UG 2024 Admission schedule will be released in April-May, 2024. Given below is the DASA 2023 admission schedule by NIT Calicut.

DASA 2023 Admission Schedule Dates
Registration and Submission of Online Application June 12, 2023 to June 22, 2023 (for registration); June 26, 2023 (for submission); July 1, 2023 5.00 PM (for withdrawl)
DASA Rank Declaration Based on JEE Main Rank July 03, 2023 (5.00 PM)
Mock Allotment July 05, 2023
DASA choice filling options reopening July 6, 2023 (10.00 AM) to July 7, 2023 (11.00 AM)
First round of Seat Allotment, Result Declaration July 11, 2023 (5.00 PM)
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 1 July 12, 2023 (10:00 AM) to July 13, 2023 (06:00 PM)
Second Round of Seat Allotment July 17, 2023 (5:00 P.M)
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 2 July 18, 2023 (10.00 AM) to July 19, 2023 (6:00 PM)
Third Round of Seat Allotment July 21, 2023 (5.00 PM)
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Round 3 July 22, 2023 (10 AM) to July 23, 2023 (6:00 PM)
Online Reporting to allotted Institutes for admission by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Rounds 1, 2 and 3. July 24, 2023 (10.00 AM) to July 25, 2023 (5:00 PM)
Internal Sliding July 26, 2023 (5:00 PM)
Withdrawal option from DASA 2023 July 26, 2023 (6:00 PM) to July 28, 2023 (6.00 PM)
Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Special round August 02, 2023 (5:00 PM)
Choice refilling for Special Round August 02, 2023 (10:00 AM) to August 03, 2023 (05:00 P.M)
Special Round Allotment August 04, 2023 (5:00 PM)
Physical Reporting to allotted Institutes for admission by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Special Round and regular rounds 1,2 and 3 August 10, 2023 (9.00 AM) to August 14, 2023 (5.00 PM)

Eligibility Criteria for DASA 2024

Given below is the eligibility criteria for DASA 2024 :

  • Applicants born on or after October 01, 1999 are eligible for DASA Admissions 2024.
  • Applicant should have a valid JEE Main 2024 rank.
  • Applicant must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.0 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.
  • Applicants appearing for the qualifying examination in the academic year 2023-24 and expecting their final results latest by December 31, 2024 may also apply.
  • 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.

What are the Total Seats in the DASA Scheme?

According to DASA 2023 seat matrix, the total number of seats in DASA are 3459. Out of 3459 DASA seats, 1147 are reserved for CIWG candidates and 2312 for other DASA applicants.

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

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

Fee payable to DASA before submission of online application.

Admission Category Registration Fee (Non-Refundable) (1) Tuition Fee (For First Semester only) (2) Total Amount paid along with the Application Form
CIWG US $ 300/- INR ₹ 62,500/- (or Equivalent amount in US Dollars) (1) + (2)
DASA (Non- SAARC) US $ 300/- US $ 4000/- US $ 4300/-
DASA (SAARC) US $ 300/- US $ 2000/- US $ 2300/-

Documents Required for Applying in DASA Scheme

Documents to be uploaded (scanned copies) during DASA 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 DASA Bulletin 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 DASA Bulletin).
  • JEE Main 2024 final score card showing rank
  • 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 on any date in the year 2024, 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, JEE Main score card and in other certificates.

DASA Seat Allotment Procedure

DASA seat allotment is strictly based on JEE Main ranks and the choices given by the applicant in the order of their merit and priority taken together.

DASA Cut-offs (Opening and Closing Ranks)

DASA 2023 cut-off ranks for CIWG and Non-CIWG candidates :

Seat Allotment Round CIWG & Non-CIWG Cut-off
Round 1 (2023) CIWG & Non-CIWG Ranks
Round 2 (2023) CIWG & Non-CIWG Ranks
Round 3 (2023) CIWG & Non-CIWG Ranks
Final Round (2023) CIWG & Non-CIWG 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 JEE Main ranks. 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 the Government of India and MHRD for Direct Admission of Students Abroad in premier institutes of India. Admissions in DASA take place on the basis of JEE Main rank.

How many aspirants apply through DASA for admissions in engineering colleges in India?

There are thousands of NRI/ PIO/ OCI/ Foreign National aspirants apply through DASA for admissions in engineering colleges in India. However, the exact number of candidates applying under DASA are not disclosed officially.

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.

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 are based on JEE Main?

From 2021 onwards, DASA/CIWG admissions are on the basis of JEE Main Ranks. SAT subject scores are no longer valid for the DASA scheme. Related Page : Changes in DASA/CIWG Scheme.

What are the exam centres of JEE Main Outside India?

Check out the list of JEE Main exam centres outside India.

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 37. IIIT Hyderabad still considers SAT test scores for DASA admissions. Eligibility and Selection criteria for IIIT Hyderabad DASA.

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