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DASA or Direct Admission of Students Abroad is a scheme which was initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2008. The scheme was 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 2017-18 will be coordinated by Vishveshwarya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.

Admission under DASA scheme 2017-18

The DASA scheme enables students to take admission in the 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 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 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.

DASA PG 1st Round Seat Allotment has been released. Check through the link provided below.

Schedule for DASA 2017 PG Admission is given below.

Event Dates
Submission of Online Application 19 Apr to 22 Jun 2017
Last date for receipt of GRE/GMAT General Test Score 29 Jun 2017
First round of Seat Allotment 03 Jul 2017
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted seat in Round 1 03 Jul to 10 Jul 2017
Second Round of Seat Allotment 12 Jul 2017
Confirmation by candidates who have been allotted seat in Round 2 12 Jul to 17 Jul 2017
Reporting to allotted Institutes 19 Jul to 24 Jul 2017

Academic Eligibility

1)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.

2)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 2017-18 and expecting their final results latest by September 15, 2017 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.

3)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.

Age Limit : There is no restriction on age limit

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DASA PG Application Form 2017

Application form has to be submitted through online portal along with canned copies of following documents:

1) Applicant’s Passport (Nationals of Nepal who do not have a passport, copy of Authenticated Citizenship Card has to be submitted*)

2) Proof for date of birth (Secondary Education Board / University Certificate [Class X or equivalent] or any certificate issued by the Government authorities)

3) Marksheets/grade card of all semesters of Qualifying examination .

4) Degree/provisional certificate (if degree completed)

5)Course completion certificate from Institution (for result awaiting applicants)

6) 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)

7) Details and proof of fee payment in case of payment by SWIFT transfer.

Fee Structure and Payment

Registration fees and first year tution fees: $4,000 tution fees

$300 non refundable registration fees

Total $4,300 to be paid with the application form.

Candidates from the SAARC countries who have passed the qualifying exam are eligible to 50% fee waiver, they have to pay $2,300 ie $2,000 tution fees and $300 non refundable registration fees along with the application form.

Applicants from Nepal and Bhutan can pay their fees either in US Dollar or in equivalent Indian Rupee along with Exchange Rate Certificate from bankand submit the same with the application from.

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.

Admission Process

1) Registration: First and formost the aspiring candidates for the DASA scheme have to register themselves on http://www.dasanit.org giving all the required informantion asked.

2) Form filling and submission: After one has registered himself/herself, he/she needs to log in and fill the application form. The candidates are suggested to preview the form before submitting. Once the form has been submitted no changes can be made to it.

You will need to upload the following:The following documents will be needed to fill the form.

i. Latest passport size photograph in JPG format (size ~ 3.5cmx3.5cm, file size < 100kB)

ii. Scanned signature in JPG format (file size<100 kB).

iii. Scanned copies of relevant documents in JPG /JPEG format (the size of each such file <500 kB Colour / B&W /Gray Scale). The form has to be submitted with the scanned copies of the previously mentioned documents.

DASA PG 2017 Seat Allotment

A 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 VNIT Nagpur, on or before June 29, 2017 directly from ETS/GMAC, has been considered for the preparation of seat allotment. Candidates can check seat allotment through the link provided below by login into their account.

Seat allotment procedure:

Consideration of GRE/GMAT test scores: Only those applicants whose valid GRE/GMAT test scores have been received by VNIT Nagpur directly from ETS/GMAC would be considered for the preparation of merit list subject to their satisfying all other requirements. In case of multiple attempts, the best valid GRE/GMAT score received will be considered for the preparation of merit list.

Preparation of Merit List: 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 VNIT Nagpur, on or before June 29, 2017 directly from ETS/GMAC, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment.

  1. 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 :
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Allotment of Institutions and Courses:

There will be two rounds of allotment based on the merit list.

Round 1:All eligible applicants would be considered for first round of allotment. First round of allotments shall be displayed on DASA 2017 application portal (www.dasanit.org). The applicants would be required to submit their confirmation for acceptance of the provisional admission to the allotted Institution/ course on or before 23:59 HRS (IST), July 10, 2017. Those applicants, who fail to confirm their acceptance within the above time frame, would be presumed to be not interested for admission in the allotted Institution/ course and would also lose their right for any further seat allotment in Round 2.

Round 2: All eligible applicants who were not allotted a seat in the first round and all those who had opted for  upgradation would be considered for seat allotment in the second round as per merit.

The applicants would be required to submit their confirmation for acceptance of the provisional admission to a particular Institution/ course within on or before, 23:59 HRS (IST), July 17, 2017. Those applicants, who fail to confirm their acceptance within the above time frame, would be presumed to be not interested for admission in the allotted Institution/ course.

Provisional admission letters and reporting to allotted Institutions

Provisional Admission Letter will be generated for those 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.

After two rounds of allotment, provisionally selected applicants have to report to allotted Institutes for admission during July 19, 2017 to July 24, 2017. 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 may lead to cancellation of the allotted seat.

To check 1st Round Seat Allotment – Login Here

 

DASA FAQs

DASA Contact

Coordinator DASA 2017
Dr.Yogesh. M. Deshpande
[email protected]
Phone – (+91-712-280-)1748 (Mon – Fri, 11am to 5pm IST)
Fax: (+91-712-) 2223969, 2223230 (FAX)

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