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.
DASA 2014 Quick Links
- Notification for Undergraduate Admissions
- Application Form
- Important Dates
- Cut Offs – 2013 (SAT Subject Scores)
DASA 2014 Participating Institutes and Courses
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.
Following information is for the benefit of candidates who are taking admission in an Institute.
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.
Registration Fee and First Semester Tuition Fee: A total amount of US$ 3,750 [US Dollars Three thousand seven hundred and fifty only] towards non-refundable registration fee of US$ 250 and first semester Tuition Fee of US$ 3,500 is required to be paid along with the application form. Nationals of SAARC countries (except India) are eligible for 50% Tuition Fee waiver provided they have passed the qualifying examination in SAARC countries. They are required to pay an amount of US$ 2,000 (which includes US$ 1,750 towards first semester tuition fee and a non refundable registration fee of US$250).
The fee can be paid either through SWIFT Transfer or e-payment. Charges for fee payment, if any, should be borne by the candidate.
Submission of 12th Marks Cards
Candidates may please note that if 12th marks card is already available, they can attach copy along with the hard copy of the application form. If not available, they can sign the undertaking in the online application form. 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 .
Candidates from Nepal 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. Candidates should use SWIFT code only if they are paying in US Dollars. Please pay INR equivalent of the applicable tuition fee (that is equivalent of USD 7250 for non-SAARC or USD 3750 for SAARC candidates). If paying through Demand Draft, please make DDs payable at Mangalore.
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.
The candidates, in their own interest, are advised to ensure that they are medically fit to pursue the prescribed course of study. The candidates would be required to submit the Medical Certificate from the Authorised Medical Practitioner for General Fitness including a Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) free certificate from any of the reputed clinical laboratories in their home country or India. Alternatively, the candidates would be required to undergo a Medical Fitness Test at the time of reporting at concerned Institute. Please note that if the candidate is not medically fit, his / her admission is likely to be rejected.
Reporting at the Institute
Candidates who have been provisionally allotted a seat in an Institution in the first three Rounds have to report for admission in these Institutions. Generally, the academic session at each Institute begins in the 3rd/ 4th week of July. The details regarding the documents / certificates to be submitted at the time of reporting at the Institute can be checked with respective Institutes. Candidates should submit the original marks card of the qualifying examination at the time of admission at the allotted Institute or submit within the dates specified by that Institute.
Branch change requests received after all DASA admissions are over will be considered only at the end of first year as per concerned Institutes’ rules/norms for Branch Change applicable for students admitted under DASA Scheme.
Academic Regulations, Placement and Internship
Potential candidates should visit the websites of individual Institutes or directly approach the authorities of the concerned Institutes for details on Academic Regulations, Placement and opportunities for internship.
Most of the Institutes are residential and the candidates are required to reside in the campus. The hostels are generally well-equipped with amenities such as reading room, dining hall, etc. Potential candidates should visit the websites of individual Institutes or directly approach the authorities of the concerned Institutes for details of fees, residential requirements, etc.
Medium of instruction:
English is the medium of instruction at all the Institutes.
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 as specified in Section 2.2.1 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.
Scholarship Programme for Diaspora children, for higher and technical education in India. For further details please use this link – http://edcilindia.co.in//download/ibspdc.pdf
DASA contact details
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: +91 824 2474085
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