DASA 2020 – Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) is a scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Admission is granted in IIITs, NITs, SPAs, and other premier institutes of India in UG programs in engineering, architecture and planning. The admission to foreign nationals, persons of Indian Origin, NRI, oversease citizen of India, to UG programme in premier Technical Institutes is being offered under it . For the academic session 2020 – 21, admission via DASA is based on SAT scores. Candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in SAT will be eligible for DASA. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of SAT score. For more details in DASA 2020, read below article.
NIT conducts DASA every year on a rotational basis. DASA 2020 will be conducted by National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal .Candidates can check the DASA 2020 schedule from the table given below.
|DASA 2020 online registration starts on||1st week of Apr 2020|
|The first round of seat allotment||Last week of Jun 2020|
|The second round of seat allotment||Last week of Jun 2020|
|The third round of seat allotment||1st week of Jul 2020|
|The fourth round of seat allotment||3rd week of Jul 2020|
|Reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who have been selected||Last week of Jul 2020|
|Spot Round||1st week of Aug 2020|
Important Note: From DASA 2021-22 onwards, admissions of the candidates will be based on JEE Main ranks.
DASA 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates are strictly suggested to check eligibility before applying for DASA 2020.
- Age: Candidates born on or after October 01, 1995 are eligible to apply for DASA
- Academic Qualification: Candidate must have passed the 12th standard with Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th and / or 12th.
- Marks: Candidate must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks or 6.50 CGPA or equivalent in the qualifying examination.
- Mandatory Requirement: Candidate must have qualified SAT with minimum qualifying score in Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry.
- Residential Requirement: Any foreign national studying in any country including India or Indian nationals studying abroad who fulfill other admission criteria shall be eligible.
- Residential Requirement for Indian Nationals: Candidates with at least two years of education, inclusive of 11th & 12th or equivalent, in a foreign country during the last 8 years and must pass the qualifying examination from abroad.
DASA 2020 Application Form
Candidates have to fill the application form online through the official website, dasanit.org in order to apply for DASA 2020. No hard copy of the application or supporting documents needs to be sent. However, the candidate must make sure to double-check the form before submission as once it is submitted, the candidate will not be able to modify or make changes in any of the data in the application form.
How to Apply?
To apply for DASA, the candidate must follow the given steps.
Step 1: Visit the official website, dasanit.org
Step 2: Enter your Email ID and Captcha words (in a space provided).
Step 3: Click on “Create my account”, once the correct details are entered.
Step 4: Candidate will receive an email with a link to complete the registration. Check your email and click the weblink.
Step 5: Candidate must enter the ID (which is given in the email) and create a password.
Step 6: Once the correct details are entered, registration is complete.
Note: Candidate must keep safe the applicant ID and password as it will assist in future logins.
The application form is considered to be valid and complete only after the submission of the registration fee. The amount of registration fee is expected to be as follows:
|Admission Category||Registration Fee|
|Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)||US $ 300/-|
|DASA (Non -SAARC)||US $ 300/-|
|DASA (SAARC)||US $ 300/-|
Documents to be Needed at the Time of Filing the Application Form
The candidates must keep the following documents ready at the time of filling the application form of DASA 2020.
- Applicants Passport
- Date of Birth proof
- Class 10th, 11th, and 12th mark-sheet
- Class 10th, 11th, and 12th certificate
- Proof of last 2 years of education in a foreign country in case of NRI
- Latest passport size photograph in JPG format
- Scanned signature of applicant in JPG format
- Scanned copies of relevant documents
Documents required for admission under Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)
There has to be proof of either parent working in a gulf country. CIWG candidate must have the following documents.
- Copy of the passport of the parent working in the gulf.
- Copy of Parent’s visa.
- Copy of Parent’s Work Permit (If any).
- Certificate from the company/organization as proof that the parent is working in the gulf country.
Uploading images and documents is an utmost important step in the registration process. Candidate can check the image specification criteria from the given table.
|Passport size photo||JPG||Less than 100kB|
|Scanned signature||JPG||Less than 100kB|
|Scanned copies of relevant documents||JPG/JPEG||Less than 500 kB|
Note: Candidate is recommended to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser while using the DASA admission portal. Internet Explorer (IE) is not recommended.
DASA 2020 Reservation Criteria
5% supernumerary seats are reserved for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf (CIWG) i.e., 1/3rd seats from DASA quota is reserved for CIWG candidates.
Countries under CIWG are:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
DASA 2020 Seat Matrix
Seat Matrix 2019 represents the lump sum number of seats offered by all the participating colleges for a particular course and category. Candidates can check the DASA 2020 seat matrix in order to know the number of seats offered by DASA 2020 participating institutes.
DASA 2020 Merit List
Merit List is a list of students selected and ranked according to the marks achieved in any academic examination. DASA UG merit list is prepared on the basis of the candidate’s score in DAT. Candidates are required to send their SAT score to the conducting body after DASA 2020 registration. Those whose names are there in the merit list are eligible to get admission in Engineering and Architecture programs in DASA UG participating institutes.
DASA 2020 Institution and Seat Allotment
Allotment of the institution and course will be made as per the choices indicated by the applicant in his/her application form. If the candidate’s first preference course or institute is not available, then in such a case, the candidate will be asked to share his/her second preference. Candidate whose names are there in the merit list and to whom seats are not allocated in the first round shall not worry as they are eligible for round 2, 3 and 4.
Candidates will have three options in each round.
- To press “Accept” if you are accepting the allotted Institute/Course and the Provisional Admission Letter would be generated.
- To press “Decline” if you do not wish to accept the allotted Institute/Course and Seat Cancellation/ Withdrawal letter would be generated. By pressing Decline you lose your right for any further seat allotment in Round 2, Round 3 and 4.
- To press “Accept and Upgrade” if you are accepting the allotted seats but interested to be considered in further round allotment for upgradation of institute/course as per the original choices given at the time of filling the application.
DASA 2020 Fee Structure
Candidates can check the first-semester tuition fee from the table given below. However, the fee data is collected from the 2019 brochure and hence, there is a change that fee gets changed this year.
|Admission Category||Tuition Fee (For First Semester only)||Total Amount paid along with the Application Form||In case the payment is done in INR total amount to be paid with Application Form|
|CIWG||INR ₹ 62,500/||INR ₹ 62,500/- + US $ 300/-||₹ 83,800/-|
|DASA (Non -SAARC)||US $ 4000/-||US $ 4300/-||₹ 3,05,300/-|
|DASA (SAARC)||US $ 2000/-||US $ 2300/-||₹ 1,63,300/-|
DASA 2020 Participating Institutes
Candidates are given admissions in NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other centrally funded & premier technical institutes. There is a total number of 57 institutes that participated in DASA 2019. The number can increase or decrease this year. Candidates can check the name of participating institutes from here.
DASA 2020 FAQs
The following are the list of questions that pop up in every candidate’s head.
Q) How can I apply for DASA UG 2020?
A) Candidate can apply for DASA UG through the official website, dasanit.org
Q) Is there any age restriction to apply for DASA UG 2020?
A) For Undergraduate courses, only applicants born on or after October 01, 1995 are eligible
Q) What is the qualification criteria for appearing in DASA UG 2020?
A) Candidate must have qualified 12th standard with at least minimum of 60% of the aggregate marks.
Q) Can a candidate fill the DASA UG 2020 form offline?
A) The submission of the application form is possible in online mode only.
Q) I am a foreign national studying in India. Am I eligible for DASA?
A) Yes. As long as you hold a valid foreign passport/visa etc., you are eligible for DASA.
Q Can I update mandatory fields in the application form after submission?
A) No. Once mandatory fields are filled and application submitted, it cannot be changed.
Q I belong to CIWG category can I be considered for the other seats of DASA?
A) Yes, you have the option to be considered for other seats of DASA. In order to avail this option, you have to deposit the same initial fee as applicable to DASA (Non- SAARC) Category.
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