DASA or Direct Admission of Students Abroad is a scheme which is initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2008. The scheme is developed with an aspiration of budding an international education environment in India. It targets admission for Foreign Nationals/ Persons of Indian Origin/ Non- Residents Indians to National Institutes of Technology (NITs)/ Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)/ and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

Since years India has been known as the land of spices, secularism, culture and the greatest economy, but there’s more to it. India has given the world the greatest minds like Aryabhatta and Ramanujan in Mathematics and Dr. Kalam in the field of Science and many more. DASA may be regarded as an initiative to give the world a taste of India’s great mind. The admissions for PG courses for the year of 2018-19 will be coordinated by MNNIT Allahabad, India.

Latest: DASA 2018 PG Round 1 Allotment Result has been released. Check it through the link provided below.

DASA PG 2018

The DASA scheme enables students to take admission in the premier and most reputed architecture, engineering and technology institutes like National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CIFTs). The CFTIs have established themselves among the top ranked institutes in the country in both teaching and research.

The candidates applying for DASA may only be one of the following:

1)Foreign Nationals, PIOs, OCIs who have completed the undergraduate programme in any country (including India).

2)Indian Nationals who have completed their undergraduate programme outside India.Indian Nationals who have acquired NRI status and holding it for the last three years after obtaining the undergraduate degree from India.

3)Indian Nationals who have completed undergraduate programme in any CFTI under the DASA Scheme.

4) Indian Nationals who have completed undergraduate programme in India but have completed their 11th and 12th standard (or equivalent) from outside India.

Schedule for DASA 2018 PG Admission is given below.

Event Dates
Submission of Online Application 20 Apr to 22 Jun 2018
Last date for receipt of GRE/GMAT General Test Score 28 Jun 2018
First round of Seat Allotment 04 Jul 2018
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted seat in Round 1 04 Jul to 10 Jul 2018
Second Round of Seat Allotment 13 Jul 2018
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted seat in Round 2 13 Jul to 17 Jul 2018
Reporting to allotted Institutes 21 Jul to 26 Jul 2018

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DASA PG 2018 Seat Allotment

Based on the merit list drawn as below, the allotment of Institution and course can be made as per the choices indicated by the applicant in his/her application form. An applicant appearing higher on merit list would get higher priority in allotment of course / Institution of his / her choices as compared to an applicant appearing lower in the merit list. In case, Institute/course of first preference indicated by the applicant are not available, he/she will be allotted the 2nd preference (Institute/course) and so on. Such of those applicants who have not been allotted any seat will be indicated as Not allotted in the allotment list. In such cases, the applicants will be eligible for Round 2 of allotment against vacancies.

Allotment Result: Click here to check DASA – 2018 PG Round 1 Allotment Result.

All selected Foreign nationals must obtain a valid student visa as applicable to their category issued by the Indian Missions abroad. The visa can be obtained by producing the Provisional Admission offer letter and other required documents at the Indian Missions located in their respective country. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to arrange appropriate visa

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: There is no restriction on age limit,

Academic Eligibility

Applicants must have passed the qualifying examination i.e. Four/Five year undergraduate programme in Engineering/Technology or equivalent in relevant discipline for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des./ MURP and an appropriate UG degree for MBA programme from any stream of education recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org) / UGC (www.ugc.ac.in) / AICTE (www.aicte-india.org) / other statutory bodies as applicable.

Must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks or 6.50 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 2018-19 and expecting their final results latest by September 15, 2018 may also apply. Some M.Tech. Programmes have special conditions for eligibility which are listed on the DASA website www.dasanit.org. The applicant has to check these conditions and he/she will be responsible for satisfying these conditions.

Must have a valid minimum total of 300 GRE Revised General Test Score (Verbal + Quantitative) (GRE General tests taken on or after August 01, 2013) for eligibility for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des. and minimum of 480 GMAT Test Score for MBA programme. If GRE was taken prior to August 01, 2013 a valid minimum score of 1200 (Verbal + Quantitative) is required. GRE test score has to be sent directly through ETS to MNNIT Allahabad. GMAT Score is also to be sent directly from GMAC to MNNIT Allahabad. GRE and GMAT test scores received till June 28, 2018 only will be considered for preparation of merit list.

DASA PG Application Form 2018

Application form has to be submitted through online portal along with canned copies of following documents: 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) Marksheets/grade card of all semesters of Qualifying examination . Degree/provisional certificate (if degree completed) Course completion certificate from Institution (for result awaiting applicants) Proof for residential eligibility requirement for Indian Nationals who have completed their undergraduate degree from India – Proof for having acquired NRI status and holding it for the last three years after obtaining undergraduate degree from India/ Proof for having completed undergraduate degree from in any CFTI under the DASA Scheme (Certificate from Institution)/ Proof having completed 11 and 12 standard (or equivalent) from outside India (Certificate from School authorities). Details and proof of fee payment in case of payment by SWIFT transfer.

DASA Merit List 2018

A merit list of all the eligible applicants would be drawn on the basis of total GRE/GMAT Test scores only. Only those applicants, whose valid GRE/GMAT Test scores have been received by MNNIT Allahabad, on or before June 28, 2018 directly from ETS/GMAC, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment. If the GRE/GMAT test scores of two or more applicants are same, the inter se merit of such applicant shall be determined as follows:

  • For M. Tech, by Marks obtained in GRE Analytical Writing score and then by Quantitative Reasoning score in that order. In case the tie is not broken by the above consideration then the date of birth of the applicants will be compared and older applicant will be given higher merit.
  • For MBA, by Marks obtained in GMAT Analytical writing assessment score and then by Quantitative score in that order. In case the tie is not broken by the above consideration then the date of birth of the applicants will be compared and older applicant will be given higher merit.

Provisional admission letters and reporting to allotted Institutions

Only the list of applicants, who are allotted specific Institutions/courses as per the allotment list and from whom the acceptance of the seat allotment has been received within the specified time frame, will be forwarded to concerned Institution for granting provisional admission. The Provisional Admission Letter would be generated in this case. Please download and print the Provisional Admission Letter sign it and submit it to the Allotted Institute at the time of Admission

After two rounds of allotment, provisionally selected applicants have to report to allotted Institutes for admission during July 21–26, 2018. All admissions would be subject to the verification of original certificates / documents and satisfactory physical fitness as prescribed by the concerned Institutes during the time of admission. Not reporting at the allotted Institute during the specified period entails cancellation of the allotted seat.

Fee Structure and Payment

Registration Fee and First Semester Tuition Fee: A total amount of US$ 4,300 [US Dollars Four thousand three hundred only] is required to be paid along with the application form. This is towards nonrefundable registration fee of US$ 300 [US Dollars Three hundred only] and first semester Tuition Fee of US$ 4,000 [US Dollars Four thousand only].

Foreign Nationals, who are nationals of SAARC countries, 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$ 2,300 [US Dollars Two thousand three hundred only] along with the application form (i.e. US$ 2,000 towards first semester tuition fee and a non refundable registration fee of US$300).

Applicants from Nepal and Bhutan can pay their fees either in US Dollars or in Equivalent Indian Rupees (if payment is made from banks in Nepal or Bhutan). However, in case of Rupee payment they are required to get Exchange Rate Certificate from the bankers and submit the same along with the application form. It may please be noted that except applicants from Nepal and Bhutan all other applicants should remit the fees in US$ [US Dollars] only. In case of non compliance, the application is liable to be rejected.

Tuition Fee for Subsequent semesters of study: The tuition fee of US$ 4000/ US$ 2000 (as applicable) for the subsequent semesters of study is to be paid by the admitted applicants, directly to the concerned Institution, as per rules of the admitting Institution.

Hostel accomodation and other expenses: Hostel fee and other expenses, which may typically range from US$ 400 – US$800 per annum and may vary from Institute to Institute, are required to be paid by the applicant directly to the Institution at the time of admission.

Fee Payment: The fee can be paid either through SWIFT Transfer or E-payment. Charges for fee payment, if any, should be borne by the applicant.

DASA Seat Matrix (2017)


Official Website: www.dasanit.org.

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