Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA 2014) – Admissions to UG Programme in Engineering / Architecture
DASA 2014-15 is coordinated and organized by National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. The admission of Foreign Nationals/ Persons of Indian Origin/ Non-Resident Indians (FN / PIO / NRI) to undergraduate programs in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) is being offered under DASA scheme of MHRD. Candidates living abroad who seek admission in NITs, IIITs or other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions of India need to take admission via DASA 2014. The details of application, admission, and other information are given here.
Exam scores considered for admission: SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), conducted by College Board.
SAT Scores to be sent to Institute Code: 6530.
DASA 2014 Quick Links
- Notification for Undergraduate Admissions
- Application Form
- Important Dates
- Information Brochure
- Cut Offs – 2013 (SAT Subject Scores)
DASA 2014-15 Undergraduate Admissions – First Round of Seat Allotment Results announced – Please login to the Applicant Portal & check the status of allotment.
- Round 1– SAT Subject Test Score Cut off list
- First Round – Seat Allotment Status
DASA 2014 Participating Institutes and Courses
Send SAT Subject test scores early
You can ask College Board to sent your SAT subject test scores electronically as soon as you complete the tests. The Institute Code of NITK Surathkal is 6530. The best scores in each of the tests i.e. Mathematics II, Physics and Chemistry will be considered in case of multiple attempts.
Residential Eligibility for DASA 2014-15 UG admissions in case of Indian Nationals
In case the applicant is an Indian National, he/she must have completed the 11th and 12th standard or equivalent from outside India.
New Institutions in DASA 2014
DASA 2014 welcomes IIIT Delhi and DTU Delhi who have joined DASA 2014.
Candidates from Nepal and Bhutan can use IFSC code for transferring money in Rupees
Candidates from Nepal can pay in Indian Rupees (INR) using IFSC code: CORP0000133 and Account No. 013300101049225. Please pay INR equivalent of the applicable fees (that is equivalent of USD 3750 for non-SAARC or USD 2000 for SAARC candidates).
Submission of 12th Marks Cards
Candidates may please note that if 12th marks card is already available; they can attach self-attested copy along with the hard copy of the application form. If not available, they can attach self-attested copy of certificate from school in format given and sign the undertaking in the application form and complete the application process. Note that the 12th Marks card should be submitted at the time of admission or latest by 15th September 2014, failing which the provisional admission will be automatically cancelled.
Online Admission Portal
Online Admission Portal for undergraduate programs has been launched on April 01, 2014 and for postgraduate programs will be launched on May 01, 2014.
Downloaded Application Form
After submission of online application, download and print the application form. Sign the printed form and post it (speed post or courier) along with required documents & details of application fee payment so as to reach DASA office, NITK, Surathkal on or before May 31, 2014. Incomplete applications, applications without complete fee, late applications will not be considered for allotment.
Application fee Payment Details
The Application fee (USD 3750/USD 2000, as the case may be) should be remitted by Electronic payment or sent as Swift transfer to DASA, NITK Surathkal for considering the application. For details on how to do SWIFT transfer refer to Admission Brochure. Incomplete applications, applications without complete fee, late applications will not be considered for allotment.
Change of Institute & Course Choices
Applicants are requested to fill in the choices of Institute & Course Choices carefully after consulting their parents/guardians. Please make sure that the Institute & Course Choices are up to your satisfaction (using the “Preview” feature) before you submit the online application form. Please note that once the application form is submitted online, DASA office will not entertain any requests for changes in the choices.
Preparation of Merit List
A merit list of all the eligible candidates would be drawn on the basis of total SAT Subject Test scores only. Only those candidates whose valid SAT Subject Test scores have been received by NITK, Surathkal, on or before May 28, 2014 (tentative) directly from College Board, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment. If the SAT Subject Test scores (total) of two or more candidates are same, the inter se merit of such candidate shall be determined as follows
By marks obtained in SAT Subject Test Maths Level 2 and then Physics and then by percentile obtained in Maths level 2, Physics and Chemistry in that order. In case the tie is not broken by the above consideration then the date of birth of the candidates will be compared and older candidate will be given higher merit.
Candidates are advised to login and view their portal periodically after sending the completed application form, to view the status of processing of their application form. These will be updated only after receipt of the documents send by post. They can also view the SAT scores received by DASA office from CollegeBoard directly.
All selected Foreign/ PIO candidates (excluding PIO card holders) must obtain a valid student visa issued by the Indian Missions abroad. The visa can be obtained by producing the provisional admission offer letter (received from DASA Office, NITK, Surathkal) and other required documents at the Indian Missions located in their respective country.
DASA Scholarship Scheme
A scholarship scheme to attract brighter candidates from abroad to DASA scheme in all participating Institutes was introduced from the academic year 2011-12 This scheme offers a 25% tuition fee waiver during the first year for the top 2 meritorious candidates (in the order of merit as per SAT scores) admitted in all participating Institutes. The candidates have to pay the full fee along with the application and can get the reimbursement of this tuition fee waiver after the admission process is over. This scholarship is for the first year only.
DASA contact details
Email ID: [email protected]
Phone Number: +91 824 2474085